Say It with Shapes and Numbers

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Play games, build towers, move to the beat, and go on a pretend picnic—all with math Developed by the Mixing in Math group at TERC, an education nonprofit, and based on research funded in part by the National Science Foundation, this book is packed with all kinds of math games for matching colors with numbers, comparing and counting, and simple addition and subtraction. These projects and games, which use everyday materials such as paper towel tubes and cardboard boxes, can be used as icebreakers, party games, and group activities for indoors and out as well as special events throughout the calendar year. Whether in the car, on the bus, in a waiting room, or at the dinner table, the varied games and activates in this book serve as the perfect introduction to math for young children.


Marlene Kliman is director of the Mixing in Math group at TERC and is the author of: Food Fights, Puzzles, and Hideouts; a suite of Mixing in Math card and board games; the game GeoQuest USA; and numerous articles on math learning outside of school. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts. Valerie Martin is a senior web and graphic designer at TERC who specializes in conveying math and science concepts in a clear and visually appealing manner. She designs web- and print-based curricula, games, and educational resources for a wide range of audiences. She lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Nuria Jaumot-Pascual is a senior research associate at TERC. She has 20 years of experience as a Spanish–English bilingual preschool and after-school teacher, staff developer, and educational researcher. She lives in Athens, Georgia.