Co-published with Teachers College Press

A treasure trove of ideas and insights for any primary classroom!

Grades JK–2

Specs: 7″x10″, 224 pages

Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children by Marian Small focuses on the most important concepts and skills needed to provide early learners (JK–Grade 2) with a strong foundation in mathematics, in ways that are fun for both children and educators!

For each mathematical concept, Marian Small provides sample activities and lessons, as well as guidance for using children’s books, games, manipulatives, and electronic devices. In addition, Marian demonstrates how to differentiate instruction using tasks and questions designed to meet the needs of all students. Like other popular Marian Small resources, the text features her special brand of easy-to-understand explanations of difficult concepts, fresh and engaging teaching examples, professional learning, troubleshooting tips, and formative assessments.

Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children is separated into special grade level sections and can be used with any early childhood curriculum.

Book Features:

  • The why as well as the how for teaching math to young children.
  • A focus on the value of play in learning math concepts.
  • 225 unique and fun games and activities designed to build important math concepts and skills.
  • Book recommendations that are both fun and support mathematical understanding.
  • Detailed strategies to help parents support their children’s learning at home.


Marian Small


Dr. Marian Small is an internationally renowned mathematics educator, author, and professional learning consultant. Dr. Small, whose career in education has spanned more than four decades, is considered one of the most influential math educators in Canada. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 math resources and travelled to mathematics classrooms around the world to provide consultation focused on improving understanding and performance in K–12 mathematics.


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