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The Fabulous Five-Ring Math Circus

Come join us at the circus - The Fabulous Five-Ring Math Circus that is.

Young children and math, you ask? Many early childhood teachers cringe at the thought. Visions of dittos and flash cards rush through their minds. But much can be done by providing simple, developmentally appropriate math activities for young children.

What is the workshop about? This fun curriculum provides information and instructions for conducting a workshop for care givers wanting to offer a developmental math curriculum, all while enjoying a visit to our make believe circus.

The workshop features five foundation math skills:

  • one-to-one correspondence
  • sequencing and seriation
  • spatial relations
  • classifying and matching
  • addition and subtraction

The workshop is designed for three hours, though shorter formats are possible.

Why? The overall goals of the workshop are to increase participants':

  • knowledge about developmentally appropriate math concepts
  • ability to identify appropriate math skills for young children
  • use of developmentally appropriate math activities in their child care programs

Who is it for? The workshop has been designed primarily with child care providers in mind, though others may benefit from the training.