We discussed about assessment. I assumed that we need to assess the subject through paper tests. Another way of assessing is through oral testing. We can provide a math problem to children and ask to verbalize the different ways of solving these problems.
We can teach maths through storytelling too. I have taught children on the concept of ordering three objects according to size. I used the story, Goldilocks and the three bears to teach this concept. The book Goldilocks and the three bears, shows the different sizes of the bowls, chairs, bed and the bears are also in different sizes.
Measurement of the floor at the MRT station.
The measurement of the length of the steps is 14 cm. There were 4 sets of 16 steps. the working is as follows.
16 x 4 x 14 = 896 cm.
The length of a level of the station is about 896 cm.
Time is also a concept which Dr Yeap emphasized that it has no physical quantity. We should teach time regularly.
We created a container for 15 beans. Although small, the container could hold more than 15 beans. The size of the container which contains 15 means was very small.
I always feel that learning should be child initiated and teachers play the role as a facilitator. If children play an active role in their learning, they gain confidence.