Mathematics for Young Minds: Data and Chance Activities



About this product

Mathematics for Young Minds Data and Chance is an instruction activity book filled with 60 developmentally sequenced Pre-K to 1st grade data and chance activities.

It also includes blackline masters and informal assessment guidelines.

Product Details

This book focuses on the mathematical background and research base of data and chance. The goal is to help young learners develop an understanding of the following four aspects of data and chance:

  • Working with Data
  • Interpreting Data
  • Chance Language
  • Everyday Chance

Although young children experience chance in various aspects of life, they need support and guidance to understand key aspects of chance. Particularly, they need help understanding likelihood and randomness.

Activities Overview
Each section of this book contains three activities for each of the five cognitive components. The five cognitive components are:

  • Representing
  • Reasoning
  • Communicating
  • Making Connections
  • Problem Solving

These Pre-K to 1st grade data and chance activities involve young children in the initial reasoning processes of identifying and describing attributes, sorting, comparing, and ordering.

These activities encourage children to:

  • Communicate reasoning
  • Engage in discussion
  • Reflect on experiences
  • Connect new ideas with existing mathematical knowledge

Activities can be further divided into:

  • Individual Activities
  • Small-Group Activities
  • Whole-Class Activities
  • Reproducible blackline activities

Additional information

Weight1 lbs

Features & Benefits

  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Promoted in Students.
  • Expand and deepen conceptual knowledge.
  • Encourage representation abilities.
  • Strengthen problem solving skills.
  • Develop communication skills.
  • Problem solve and connect mathematical ideas.

Target Audience

Pre-K – Grade 1

Series Overview

The Mathematics for Young Minds Set is a collection of 6 teacher instruction activity books for Pre-K through to Grade 1. The series provides activities that are rich in concrete materials and language to expand and deepen conceptual knowledge.

These activities, which include blackline masters, help young children in the initial reasoning processes of identifying and describing attributes, matching, sorting, comparing, measurement, and ordering.