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Mathematical Play, Exploratory Play, Math Pedagogy, Object Play, Elementary Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics, Provocations, Child Development, Math Explorations


Curriculum and Instruction | Early Childhood Education | Education | Educational Methods | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Science and Mathematics Education


Our youngest students are curious and creative with the skills and practices needed to be successful mathematicians. Engaging in play, students naturally take risks and pursue their own questions. Research shows this practice is beneficial for all students, regardless of grade level. So, let’s play!

Conferring During Play.pdf (84 kB)

Mathematical Play Items.pdf (190 kB)



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