Young children are concrete thinkers. They need to see a concept before understanding it and moving on to the abstract level. This is especially true for math learning for young children. We often use snack time as an opportunity to sneak in some math learning. Who doesn’t love math when you can eat the manipulatives?
How to Solve It by George Polya “Secrets of Mental Math” (DVD) by Arthur Benjamin from The Great Courses Secrets of Mental Math by Arthur Benjamin (similar content as the DVD but in book form) Short-Cut Math by Gerard W. Kelly “Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics” (DVD) by James A. Sellers from The Great Courses Linking fraction tower Fraction Bars (http://fractionbars.com) Products available include the fraction bars, teacher’s guide, and games (games include a set of fraction bars). Decimal Squares (http://www.decimalsquares.com)