The Footbook

Steps to Developing Numbersense in Young Children

The Footbook is designed to provide parents, caregivers and teachers the tools to bring this creative approach for developing numbersense and patternmaking with young children.  Learning to count and learning the patterns of numbers are at the very foundation of mathematics. Teachers call it numbersense. They know learning numbersense has to start early and be practiced often. They know numbersense is critical to learning math successfully. And they know that every student will need numbersense in today’s world.


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
    • Introduction
    • How Sidewalk Math Came to Be
    • Why Teach Preschoolers Math?
  2. The Patterns
    • Patterns and Patternmaking
    • All Patterns
  3. Planning Sidewalk Math Installations
    • Planning and Scheduling
    • From Pixel to Paint: Designer Notes
  4. Creating Sidewalk Math
    • Painting Sidewalks
    • Techniques
    • Printing Cards and Signs
    • Your Job
    • Universal Design for Learning: UDL
  5. Resources
    • Storybooks
    • Songs and Nursery Rhymes
  6. We Count Workshops
    • Sidewalk Math Workshop for Caregivers
    • Workshop Outline
    • What We Learned
    • Lesley University