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# Why Be Afraid of Math? Just Get Number Sense For Life

At the core of mathematics is the idea of equipping students with thinking approaches that allow them to have a sense of size, know by heart math facts, number bonds, doubles and halves.
A Collection By Mary Page
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Why Be Afraid of Math? Just Get Number Sense For Life
• Mary Page says:
A set of online games using story, text, number, and concepts for 8th grade on numeracy that show how integrated numeracy becomes. Things that have direction can be numeracy. Math is not always number form. A good read of geometry or the logic statements lets students have words to describe math.
• Mary Page says:
A module concentrating on numeracy for K to 5th grade with a set of activities giving a variety of options and ways to handle a strand of number sense. Viewing across the grade levels gives a perspecitve of what students come with and what students need to head toward making sure the fullness of number sense is taught and not just bits and pieces. It is extremely important that a teacher know the previous grade level standards, the present grade level standards, and the next year standards.
• Mary Page says:
Starting as early as kindergarten in developing number sense and numeracy develops flexibility of mind. At this point in development any issues are easy to address and put an intervention in. The at risk kindergarten students sent to me needed the foundational elements of numbers such as spelling the name, counting to three, and graphics of numbers to put that schema in their mind. It needs to be structured play and fun in kindergarten hence the use of computer games.
• Mary Page says:
An article on appropriate activities for developing number sense in elementary school. It cannot be a one time deal. You have to take different number sense strategies and warm students up on such. Also you must remind them to do mental math first to get an estimate. Otherwise you are in the dark mathematically and have no check against any issues. My students became better at math after I did UIL Number Sense since I took the techniques to the classroom.
• ## Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

6:24 Minute Video
Mary Page says:
The Weird and wonderful Fibonacci numbers that display all over in nature and are an underlying pattern to understand the universe. These numbers are highlighted in science but often not math. Kids love seeing the numbers in math in nature. It is an intricate pattern as well.
• ## Preparing Children for School: Literacy and Numeracy During the Early Years.

10:29 Minute Video