tells us that "When math is presented in a fun and creative way, teachers provide children with the opportunity to develop abstract reasoning skills, learn complex math concepts and create solutions to real-life problems."
Here's a great activity idea called Does It Float?
that presents math in a fun way and teaches children to sort or group objects according to the similarities or differences in their attributes.
Let's Get Started!
Play a game of "Does It Float?" by giving the child a tray
of objects to place in the water.
Provide a sheet of paper
, divided as described, for the child to record results.
Have the child place each object, one at a time, in the water. If the object floats, have the child draw
a picture of the object on the "Yes" side of the paper
. If it does not float, have the child draw a picture of the object on the "No" side of the paper
Have the child continue until he/she has tried every object on the tray
If using POCET™
, this activity correlates to Developmental Guideline: MA3: Clasifies and Sorts by Attributes
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