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problem solving and reasoning
Old 11-06-2005, 01:17 PM
 
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Does anyone have any good ideas how to incorporate these math standards into a daily pre kindergarten program?


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Four and five year olds are such "doers". They have to touch it, manipulate it, try it, and often taste it! I have frequently sprawled on the floor with a few kids to "play" with quisinere (sp?) rods to build things. As I am building I verbalize decisions that I am making to solve problems. "This 4 is not long enough to reach the other side...I may need a five or six to make it work. What do you think Mike?" As I model this problem solving strategy, it is literally moments until I hear kids starting to use the same kind of thinking out loud.

I also use brainstorming alot! I keep tear sheets handy, so that any time we run across a dilema, we can brainstorm ideas. I use simple illustrations along with words to help them "read" the possible solutions.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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Verbalising thinking is important with this age group.
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