1st Edition

How Many? A Counting Book

By Christopher Danielson Copyright 2018

    How Many? is not like other counting books. In How Many?, there are multiple things to count on each page. Students might count one pair of shoes, or two shoes, or four corners of a shoebox. They might discuss whether two shoes have two shoelaces, or four. They might notice surprising patterns and relationships, and they will want to talk about them. In this accompanying Teacher' s Guide, Christopher Danielson explores deep mathematical ideas such as counting, number language, units, grouping, partitioning, place value, and vocabulary. Throughout, he shares stories and excerpts from real classrooms where he facilitated How Many? discussions. Danielson helps teachers anticipate what students might notice and gives practical suggestions for facilitating rich conversations with students. Danielson' s interest in students' ideas is infectious, and readers will soon find themselves seeking out opportunities to ask young mathematicians, How Many?

    Look at this picture. How many do you see?


    Christopher Danielson has worked with math learners of all ages, from kids in his former middle school classroom to calculus students to teachers and children of all ages who visit his Math On-A-Stick learning space at the Minnesota State Fair. Find more of his writing on his website, talkingmathwithkids.com.