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Math Keynote2008

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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
    • Math is Stories are more than more than numbers! words!
    • From the beginning of time there was Story. . .
    • 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
    • How we learn
    • Neurons: Building Blocks of the Brain
    • 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
    • A child’s journey into literacy
    • What Children Need for Language Development • Enriched environment • Secure environment • Loving environment • Conversation • Exploration • Limited TV
    • 600 words/ hour 1200 words/ hour 2100 words/ hour Our words make a positive difference in a child’s life!
    • When asking questions allow Wait Time.
    • Stories & Math are all around us!
    • 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
    • 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
    • Content Math • Patterns and Relationships • Number Sense & Numeration • Geometry and Spatial Sense • Measurement • Fractions • Estimation • Statistics and Probability
    • Patterns and Relationships Patterns are things that repeat. Relationships are things that are connected by some kind of reason.
    • Number Sense & Numeration • Ability to think and work with numbers easily
    • Geometry and Spatial Sense • Shape, Size, Space, Position, Direction and Movement
    • Measurement • Length, Height, Weight, Time, How Big or Little
    • Fractions • Parts of a whole
    • Estimation • More than, Less than, and educated guess about size or amount How Many?
    • 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
    • Putting it all together! Using a story across the math curriculum
    • Use What You Know! • Playing with Math and Story
    • Storytelling, Literacy and Math experiences lead to …
    • 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.