Creating a Mathematical Climate in the Classroom
1. How Children Learn Mathematics?
> We discussed two perspectives including the CPA Approach (Bruner)
2. What are the Big Ideas in Mathematics?
> We discussed looking for patterns (Lesson 2) and visualization (Lessons 1 and 3),
1. Introduction - What's new about school mathematics in Singapore and the US?
2. Lesson 1 - Tangram "Make a rectangle."
The class surfaced three ways of helping children learn - through exploration, through teacher modelling and through teacher scaffolding.
Literature Connection - Grandfather Tang's Story
4. Lesson 2 - Name
The letters in my name is counted in a certain way (ask a friend to show you if you missed this one).
Which letter is counted 99th? How about your own name?
5. Course Briefing
6. Lesson 3 - Equal Parts
Make four equal parts.
7. Journal Writing
8. End of Session 1
Photographs are available on my Facebook
|One of the students did this for a 7-piece solution|