Math Teaching Tools
Every child should feel confident in his/her ability to learn! These teaching tools were requested/inspired by the classroom teachers and can be used for years to come.
All kindergarten and first-grade classrooms now have colorful, easy-to-interlock cubes! Each child has two sets of ten colorful cubes to help them see and solve math problems. The teachers wanted – and received – the same two colors for all students in their classroom.
Sponsor: Sam’s Club, Busch Drive
Primary Shape Templates
Geometry in kindergarten includes the study of basic shapes. All kindergarten classrooms will soon be equipped with Primary Shape Templates – circle, triangle, rectangle, square, and hexagon.
These templates will help the little learners draw each shape in varying sizes and orientations. In addition to helping our kindergarteners learn and compare basic shapes, they will help our kiddos develop the fine motor skills needed for handwriting.
Children love hands-on learning. These templates will inspire and improve the math (geometry) learning of our kindergarteners for years to come.
Sponsor: William & Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee
3-D geometric solids
Every kindergartener and first-grader now has three-dimensional shapes to hold and explore when learning about cubes, cylinders, cones, pyramids and prisms. Geometry is part of math curriculum for both grades. Being able to hold and compare the shapes develops spatial sense. Photo
Initial Sponsor: CSX Transportation
Yearly* Sponsor: Linda Brunson, Board member
*Every summer, these teaching tools are cleaned and any damaged – or missing – ones repaired/replaced.