Thursday, May 8, 2008

I'll Never Remember this Stuff: Teach Real World Skills and Learn How to Mix in Math

I think that every Childrens Librarian should look into the Mix in Math program. So many parents and school systems are reevaluating how children learn math and research shows us that the earlier they begin building those skills the better they perform later in life. Our library is working with this program and adding a math aspect to storytimes or other programs is really quite simple (TERC's website has suggestions to get you started). Using a math activity as a lead-in to storytime is a great way to add value to a child's library experience. The seminar leader, Martha Merson gave us a great deal of information in a short period of time...and sent us along with many many handouts to get us started!!

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