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Picture Books in Maths Education with Edward Fitzgerald

The Doorbell Rang is a wonderful book that could be used to introduce the idea of dividing and sharing to a 1st or 2nd class. Teachers can use the video and activity resources to enhance children’s understanding of sharing and dividing.

Within the video, teachers can use the book cover as a stimulus to ask children maths questions and queries.

Such as:

  • Who here likes cookies?
  • What do you think the book will be about?
  • Have you ever had to share out sweets with your brothers or sisters?
  • How did you share the sweets/cookies to make sure each person got an equal amount?

Teachers can follow the video and read to the children, stopping along the way to have discussions and to encourage children to express their opinions and share their ideas with the rest of the class.

Resource available anytime: https://www.mathsweek.ie/2021/picture-books-in-maths-education/