Jumping on the Shower Curtain

Throop Robinson, Evan

In this paper I discuss the possibilities for exploring the hundred chart kinesthetically with elementary preservice teachers using a life-size hundred chart—an innovative tool, homemade from a shower curtain—to build quantity sense. Preservice teachers explored creative approaches to teach mathematics using the life-size hundred chart and planned engaging movement activities for young students. I detail the activity prompts for students, sample lesson ideas from preservice teachers, and reflections from those who implemented the tool in their instruction. I provide additional suggestions for teacher educators to use this tool in building quantity sense with their students.


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Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College
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December 7, 2022


hundred chart, movement, preservice, elementary