Deanna Pecaski McLennan
Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Ph.D., is a full-day kindergarten teacher based in Ontario, Canada. She has devoted her research and practice to exploring the potential for rich mathematics learning through playful inquiry and exploration. Deanna looks at life through a mathematical lens, and recognizes opportunities for authentic, complex engagement in all experiences children have.
Joyful Math: Invitations to Play and Explore in the Early Childhood Classroom
In Deanna Pecaski McLennan’s kindergarten classroom, maths isn’t limited to a specific block of time. It’s built into the environment and inseparable from everything her young students do. All of the maths is infused with a sense of exploration, wonder and joy. Deanna’s book, Joyful math, is about creating invitations for young children to engage with maths ideas through art, literacy and outdoor play. She focuses on building spaces in early childhood classrooms where children see themselves as mathematical thinkers with valuable ideas from the very start. Supported by her experiences exploring maths with young children, Deanna’s methods will inspire educators to be curious about maths, take risks, try different approaches, observe carefully and collaborate with children as co-learners.Learn MoreA$34.95