Table of Contents Foreword by Marilyn Burns How to Use This Resource Chapter Excerpt Sample Letter to Parents Common Core State Standards
Do you want your children to be financially and mathematically savvy? This resource for grades preK–2 is a must-have for parents and teachers. It provides more than forty activity-rich lessons to help children be financially and mathematically savvy at a young age. The activities embrace the following questions:
Great literature—from Where the Sidewalk Ends to Pennies for Elephants—is used to situate these seven economic themes in a context that helps young learners make sense of these abstract ideas. Parents will find tailored suggestions at the end of each lesson; teachers will find reproducible letters for parents to go with each lesson. In addition, the lessons include formative assessment ideas, suggestions for differentiating instruction, and correlations to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
In today’s financial climate, it’s more crucial than ever to equip children with monetary and economic sense—starting with Why Can’t I Have Everything? is an ideal first step.
Jane Crawford272 pages
Valerie J. Samson, M.Ed: Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematicsand Science Teaching (PAEMST)
Trudy Harris, Elementary School TeacherIdaho Falls, IdahoAuthor of Jenny Found a Penny and 100 Days of School
Beth Terry, Math SpecialistAlexandria City Public Schools, Virginia2004 PAEMST Awardee—Colorado
Rusty Bresser, Lecturer and Supervisor of Teacher EducationUniversity of California, San DiegoCoauthor of Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class
Vicki Bachman, Math ConsultantGrant Wood Area Education Agency, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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