Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Math Activities in Everyday Play
Fingerplays show one to one correspondence, block play is rich in shapes and size comparisons, and snack time becomes an instant lesson in "more" and "less." The teacher's work is to make connections from the everyday math experiences to understanding of basic math concepts. Create an environment where math is revered and supported. Math materials should be plentiful and located throughout play areas in the classroom. When doing preschool math activities, intentionally use math vocabulary to develop an awareness of how one thinks mathematically.