Mathematical Story Preparation


A book, a play or a film may function as a prompt. When the pedagogue produces a stop-motion video while telling a story, the children become curious and want to find out how they can do the same. We have observed several times that the film that the pedagogue or another child made motivated other children to create their own films.

It is a good idea to outline the content before filming begins. The children have many mathematical experiences already during the pre-production. They learn about the temporal order of events when creating a ‘storyboard’. And they experience spatial relations, shapes and numbers when making props and scenery.