Dramatic Play and the Common Core: Mathematics

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Dramatic Play and the Common Core: Mathematics

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Dramatic play offers unprecedented opportunities for teaching Common Core Math concepts through authentic experiences. In fact, when asked to work on math skills in the context of a play situation, students are always able to work at a level above their normal skill. To meet the high academic demands of the 21st century, play will be critical to student success, scaffolding their learning in a way that allows them to be successful.

Table of Contents

Dinosaur Museum: Decomposing and composing shapes
Post Office: Understanding the relationships between numbers and quantities
The Costume Shop: Know number names and the count sequence
Pizza Restaurant: Comparing numbers
Ice Cram Parlor: Represent addition and subtraction
Chocolate Shop: Composing and decomposing shapes
Trip to Space: Classifying, sorting, and charting data
The News Station: Answer “How many” despite the arrangement of objects
Santa’s Workshop: Identifying teen numbers as groups of ten and some ones
Knight’s Castle: Describe and compare castles by their measurable attributes
Farm Fluency: Adding and subtracting fluently within 5
The Bakery: Composing and decomposing shapes
Three Bear’s Cottage: Describing objects in the environment using names of shapes and position words

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