Friday, July 27, 2012

Numbers in My World

I recently read a book that gave the wonderful suggestion of making a math book with your students called Numbers in My World. After the books are created, the author suggests having the students read and share them. Specifically, have students compare the data in their books with their friend books. I love this idea! I think this is also a fantastic assessment tool. You will see below some of the pages will be easy for some students, but some may be difficult too. I plan on having students do these books at the beginning of the year and the end of the year for their portfolios. I plan to do a follow-up book called  Numbers in My School!
Make a birthday cake for candles.
Draw the people living in your house.
Make your house.
Make a phone/cell phone with the numbers.
Trace your hand and make the amount.
Make your favorite number and decorate it!
The book, I got this idea from is called Teaching Preschool and Kindergarten Math by Ann Carlyle and Brenda Mercado.

Numbers In My World Google 

Numbers in My World


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I love this idea. I used to do something similar when I taught 3rd grade but I wasn't sure how to do it with the younger ones.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  2. Wow - what a great idea! I am looking forward to doing this with my little K's over the first week of school! Thanks for all of your wonderful posts. What a knowledgeable teacher - wish I could see you in action. It must be an amazing classroom! Thank you!

  3. Great idea! thanks for sharing!
    I found you through the Freebie Friday link-up. My freebie is about numeral writing 0-10- pairs well with this. Cool!
    Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

  4. I'v just joined your blog. So much to read and learn. Thanks for sharing, Liz :)

  5. This will be perfect for the first week of school. It's a great way to get kids to start thinking about math in a real life way. Numbers are everywhere!

  6. Thanks for all the amazing comments! I have been so busy thinking about labeling and cleaning that it's exciting to think about curriculum stuff!! I love the idea of doing this book right away to send that message about how numbers are everywhere!! Happy weekend! Melissa


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