Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Day 3

Breaking into parts with Fraction in Day 3

When we introduce fraction as whole and half, we often used apple as an example. Today, I discover that using apple is not appropriate as it may not be exactly half when we cut it into two. So, no more using apples as an example when we want to introduce whole and halve.

We normally use rhymes to develop children’s language and creativity. Today, I realised that rhymes can be used to stimulate mathematical activities with the children. Dr Yeap, began the lesson with our old time favourite rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’. He then asked us to think of what numeracy concept that we can teach the children using the rhyme. After a minute of brainstorming, we came up with a few ideas :

v  Counting the number of horses and men

v  One to one correspondence such as counting the men to the horses

v  Using height to measure how high should we place the egg to make it cracked.

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