Get ready to create and count in this exciting introduction to math! MathArts is an innovative approach that uses creative art projects to introduce preschoolers to early math concepts. Each of the more than 100 hands-on projects is designed to help children discover essential math skills through a creative process unique to every individual. Math concepts include one-to-one correspondence, matching, sorting, grouping, classifying, opposites, number recognition, number values, and counting. This well-organized book provides both teachers and parents with a diverse range of activities for making math both fun and fascinating. The possibilities are endless!
About the Author
MaryAnn F. Kohl is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, including Discovering Great Artists, Science Arts, Scribble Art, Storybook Art, Mudworks, and Making Make-Believe. Her philosophy, “It’s the process, not the product,” guides her writing as she provides open-ended art activities for young children. MaryAnn’s activities focus on the experience of art, not the final product a child creates.
Cindy Gainer is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books include I’m Like You, You’re Like Me and, with Kohl, Good Earth Art.
"Teachers who have the responsibility and pleasure of introducing very young children to mathematics will find many worthwhile activities in MathArts." —Teaching Children Mathematics
"200 activities explore math through art for ages 3-6: an unusual age range to target, and an unusual yet effective approach." —Children's Bookwatch
"The activities use a hands-on approach that encourages youths to be actively involved in the processes of learning, discovering, and exploring." —Science Books & Films
"Kohl and Gainer provide preschool teachers and parents with dozens of activities to show children that, like beauty, math is all around us if we only look for it." —Cleveland Daily Banner
"MathArts contains a wealth of easy-to-do, creative art experiments that encourage children's natural development of math concepts... these activities are innovative, adaptable, and very effective!" —The Midwest Book Review
"This is a great resource for parents and early childhood educators. Over two hundred art activities including sorting, measuring, graphing, sequencing, and counting, help develop math concepts." —Reviews from Parent Council
"This fabulous oversized guidebook contains 200 activities to help preschoolers explore math through art. As children learn sorting, matching, one-to-one correspondence, and patterning, they're developing essential math concepts. Add counting, measuring, and number values, and preschool math is learned with fun!" —All Together Now
"Contains a wealth of easy-to-do, creative art experiences that encourage children's natural development of math concepts." —The Parent Paper