Monday, August 12, 2013

EDU330 Elementary Mathematics 8/12/13 Session 1

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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

3. Break

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

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