Developing Number Sense in Young Learners by Partnering with Families

Focus Area: Student-Centered Math


Pathway: Understanding

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We know that young children learn by doing, by exploring the world around them and playing with hands-on activities. Distance learning can be challenging for any student, but is particularly tricky for our youngest learners. In this session we will explore engaging math activities that students in grades PK-2 can do off-screen to support their development of foundational concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to identify activities for their students and to plan for how to introduce them to the families and caregivers who will be supporting students at home.


This workshop is designed for teachers who work with students in preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade or 2nd grade. 


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with a camera and microphone.


I partner with families to engage students in play-based activities that develop number sense.

Learning Experience


  • Our goals for the math learning of our students
  • Our goals for helping families and caretakers of our students engage as partners in supporting student math learning


  • Off-screen distance learning activities that help students in grades PK – 2 develop number sense
  • Examples of how teachers can prime and prepare families and caretakers to work with students at home


  • A plan for partnering with families and caretakers to create engaging math learning experiences for students around specific, targeted activities