Math is everywhere: Photos to inspire math talk
Opportunities to notice and talk about math are everywhere!
Making math part of your daily routine helps students find the fun and the relevance in math. This can be especially helpful for students with disabilities or those with math anxiety. Use the photos to show students how we can find math in our everyday world, such as outside in nature, around our neighborhood, in our home and classroom, and at the supermarket.
Here are some ways to use these photos in your classroom:
Ask questions to engage your students in math talk. Ask students open-ended questions about each photo, such as, “What do you notice? What math do you see?”
Turn these math photos into word problems. Have students write their own word problems and swap with a partner to solve. Encourage students to draw photos or diagrams to show the math they see in the photos as they solve the word problems.
Encourage students to find their own examples of math. Give them cameras, tablets, or drawing tools that allow them to capture the math they encounter in everyday life.
Check out the accompanying workbook: MATH IS EVERYWHERE WORKBOOK
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Grade Level: K - 2
Format: Paperback picture book
Number of Pages: 43
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