The Math in Focus® Kindergarten program consists of classroom learning experiences structured around the Investigate–Discover– Explore–Apply format:
- Investigate invites children to sing, clap, rhyme, and discuss colorful, playful scenes presented in the Big Book while the teacher systematically elicits related math talk.
- Discover provides hands-on work in small groups or pairs to allow children to act out or engage actively with the new math idea.
- Explore reinforces and enhances concepts as children go one step further with the concept.
- Apply provides children the opportunity to work independently with paper and pencil to practice the new concept or skill.
You can help your child build mathematical success and confidence, as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home.