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Grade
Level: Elementary, K2

Description:

Frog
Math uses trade books and learning activities to give primary
students experiences with mathematics and science. The story
'Frog and Toad are Friends' begins the unit. Nonfiction books,
big books, and posters provide additional factual information.
The children participate in mathematical games and science discussions.
Some of the topics covered are graphing, place value, estimation,
probability, computation, creative writing, and group discussions
about frogs. 
Designer:
Marty Belanger (Caribou Elementary School) 
History:
Designed originally in 1998 using grant from Maine Math and
Science Alliance, copied for the Library in 2000 using an Eisenhower
grant. 

Educational
Content

The
Frog Math trunk was designed using the following guidelines
established by the Maine State Learning Results 
Mathematics Pre K 2


A. NUMBERS AND
NUMBER SENSE


A1.
Demonstrate an understanding of what numbers mean.
A3. Order, compare, read, group, and apply place value concepts
to numbers up to 1000.
A4. Determine reasonableness of results when working with quantities. 

B. COMPUTATION


B3.
Show understanding of addition and subtraction by using a variety
of materials, strategies and symbols. 

C. DATA ANALYSIS
AND STATISTICS


C2.
Make tallies and graphs of information gathered from immediate
surroundings. 

D. PROBABILITY


D1.
Use concepts of chance and record outcomes of simple events. 

E. GEOMETRY


E1.
Describe, model and classify 2D shapes and selected 3D figures. 

I. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS


I1.
Classify sets of objects into two or more groups using their
attributes.
I2. Create and use an organized list to determine possible outcomes
or solve problems. 

J. MATHEMATICAL
REASONING


J2.
Distinguish between "important" and "unimportant"
mathematical information. 

K. MATHEMATICAL
COMMUNICATION


K1.
Use numerals and symbols to report numerical data and relationships.



English Language Arts Pre K  2


A. PROCESS OF READING


A1.
Seek out and enjoy experiences with books and other print materials.
A2. Demonstrate an understanding that reading is a way to gain
information about the world
A7. Ask questions and give other responses after listening to
presentation by the teacher or classmates. 

B. LITERATURE
AND CULTURE


B1.
Understand the basic plot of simple stories.
B2. Draw logical conclusions about what will happen next or
how things might have turned out differently in a story. 

E. PROCESSES
OF WRITING AND SPEAKING


E1.
Tell about experiences and discoveries, both orally and in writing.
E2. Respond to stories orally and in writing.
E3. Respond to remarks or statements orally and in writing. 

G. STYLISTIC
AND RHETORICAL ASPECTS OF WRITING AND SPEAKING


G1.
Dictate or write stories or essays that convey basic ideas have
sequences that make sense, and show evidence of a beginning,
middle and ending.
G7. Ask questions and give other responses after listening to
presentations by the teacher or classmates. 

Contents

Notebook: MSLR support, lesson plans, assessment, etc.
Videos: None
Books & Publications:
 "Frog
and Toad are Friends"; Arnold Lobel; Harper Trophy,
1970; ISBN 006 4440206 (pbk)
 "The Button
Box"; Margaret S. Reid; Puffin Unicorn, 1990; ISBN
0140554955
 "Leaping
Frogs"; Melvin Berger; Newbridge Educational Publishing,
1995; ISBN 1 56784023X
Posters:
 1large, 8sm
life cycle Leaping Frogs (1 poster in Ziplock bag)
 8sm water
animals Life in a Pond (2 posters in Ziplock bag, teachers
guide)
 25 small 
(graphs for hundreds, tens, ones)
Objects:
Individual
bags:
 3 bags macaroni
frogs with eyes (many)
 2 bags mixed
buttons
 1 bag  dice
 1 bag  lima
beans
 1 bag  5 magnetized
paper buttons black & white

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