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Click Your Heels 3 Times!
Using the Power of Storytelling
to Bring Math Concepts Home
• Tina Rohde and Colleen Shaskin
• WonderWeavers - Storytellers
• www.wonderweavers.com
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Math is Stories are
more than more than
numbers! words!
3.
From the
beginning
of time
there was
Story. . .
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Storytelling and Story Listening!
• Builds relationships and
creates community
• Is interactive
• Increases comprehension and
prediction skills
• Exercises imagination
• Entertains
• Increases language and
reinforces math skills
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A Baby’s Brain
• 100,000,000,000
neurons at birth
• Each has about 10,000
dendrites (branches)
• 1,000,000,000,000,000
possible configurations
• 17% of the neurons are
wired at birth
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What Children Need for
Language Development
• Enriched environment
• Secure environment
• Loving environment
• Conversation
• Exploration
• Limited TV
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600 words/ hour 1200 words/ hour 2100 words/ hour
Our words make a positive difference
in a child’s life!
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Standards of Math
from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
• Thinking Math • Content Math
• Problem Solving
• Communications • Patterns and Relationships
• Reasoning • Number Sense & Numeration
• Connections
• Geometry and Spatial Sense
• Measurement
• Fractions
• Estimation
• Statistics and Probability
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Thinking Math
• Problem Solving
• Communications
• Reasoning
• Connections
Problem Solving is key in being able to do all other aspects of math.
Storytelling and story play stimulate children to use
all of the Thinking Math skills
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Content Math
• Patterns and Relationships
• Number Sense & Numeration
• Geometry and Spatial Sense
• Measurement
• Fractions
• Estimation
• Statistics and Probability
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Patterns and Relationships
Patterns are
things that
repeat.
Relationships
are things
that are
connected
by some
kind of
reason.
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Number Sense & Numeration
• Ability to think and work with numbers easily
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Geometry and Spatial Sense
• Shape, Size, Space, Position,
Direction and Movement
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Measurement
• Length, Height, Weight, Time, How Big or Little
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Estimation
• More than, Less than, and educated guess about
size or amount
How Many?
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Statistics and Probability
Minutes/Day
70 •Using graphs and charts
60
•Statistics tells the stories about our
50
world
40
•Probabilities tell the likelihood of
30
something occurring
20
10
0
98th 80th 50th 20th
percentile percentile percentile percentile
Reading Outside School
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Putting it all together!
Using a story across the
math curriculum
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Use What You Know!
• Playing with Math and Story
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Storytelling, Literacy and Math
experiences lead to …
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Click your heals three times…
• Make learning fun for you and for your students.
• Hands on learning experiences work best.
• The things we do each day shape children’s lives and
build strong foundations for their future.
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