The April issue of Teaching Children Mathematics, the elementary magazine from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), features a review of our new elementary curriculum, Counting on People: K-5 Activities for Global Citizenship. While designed as an interdisciplinary classroom resource, the activity CD has plenty of math content for K-5 teachers looking to meet their Common Core benchmarks. And as the reviewer notes, “about five of the units lend themselves well to a STEM-based curriculum.” The reviewer, Anastasia Kalona, a Math Specialist from Washington, DC, went on to write, “This software is a very comprehensive resource. The number of activities within each thematic unit is vast and extensive and covers plenty of ground. ..Using the units across different grade levels and as a schoolwide activity are both good ideas.”
NCTM has long been a proponent of bringing “real world” issues into the math classroom, which Population Education materials do so well. In Counting on People, students see the important applications of grade-level appropriate math, including numbers and operations, measurement, data analysis and algebra. At the same time, students learn about important science and social studies topics — two subjects that often get limited time in the elementary classroom.
Teachers can take advantage of our “Earth Day Special” and receive 20 percent off purchase of Counting on People now through the end of April. Download free sample activities here.