Math Teaching Strategies Through Storybook Approaches
Storytelling aids understanding and enhances learning in young children. It is best to foster this interest through storybooks that include mathematical terms and topics. This can benefit young readers at various levels.
How would you feel if you learned something new about the world around you? Learn to interpret concepts and rules in the language you are most comfortable with. Young children are the perfect time to introduce them to logical relationships between “physical” and “mental” states. That is why you will see a better focus in vocabulary in your favorite storybooks for young children.
Math is taught through behavior.
Learning should not be through mere instruction. You must create learning situations that push learning to its limits. Your child should be challenged to determine the boundaries of those learning environments.
You will see visual clues in some of your favorite storybooks for young children. Written and illustrated behavior provides grammar and logical lessons. These point and click and checklists provide examples to help familiarize your child with the behavioral components of math.
This includes the following:
Make your child aware of the mathematical content and need to play by the rules.
Appreciate and accept facts of numbers
Choose sequences of steps within a logical sequence
Add or subtract numbers
Add to/remain with zero
Add the levels of division
Focus on summing words
Write with a word on one line and numbers on the other
Use the following logic to read out to your child.
• “…and I think I heard (number, number of syllables) three times!”
• “And I think I heard (number, number of syllables) 14 times!”
• “I think I heard (number, number of syllables) 19 times!”
You can do most of these by using the example, multiple words, multiple syllables. This can be translated to simpler terms that make the message easy to understand.
The above cases may help to convey the importance of repeating the number, number of syllables, or the same numbers of syllables. Similarly, there may be relevant rules of number sequencing, complicated rules of how to get the different signs (character, number, word), etc.
Storybooks assist visual learners to find the way to interpret math concepts. In the case of visual learners, they may prefer using built-in cartoon symbols. This enables them to find the way to understand the concepts with the simple-to-read storybook. Additionally, this comes with pictures from natural background which may help unlock the secrets of mathematical behavior.
Naturally, there will be many stories that confuse readers who are not visual learners. Therefore, it is helpful to have a strategy in helping young readers with this learning style. You can set forth an “interpretation plan” with a simple rubric. This will help your child to figure out the way to interpret the content while forming the context of the learning concept. You can use a story template or template to be sure your child understands the concepts and how to find the structure of the text.
Essentially, this helps to assist children with visual learners to find the way to interpret the storybooks for different learners styles. This is useful information for readers of all ages.
Be an active listener and explain to your child the idea behind using the tools of mental and physical states. Make every attempt to create learning experiences that reinforce concepts such as the reason of action or why the rules and formalities apply to the action at hand.
This will result in both the concepts of math and literacy, including visual learners, as well as feelings of accomplishment.