In fact, it is all about how to teach it and what teaching approach to use in order to attract the interest of the learners and how the approach can broaden and widen the learners learning abilities. Therefore the intention of this essay is to discuss the role that discovery and direct teaching approach plays in teaching of mathematics in the classroom. Discovery teaching approach is a very effective teachings approach that was mostly used in teaching mathematics. It simply means that, children were given problems and they have to conduct their own research and experiments using formulas and equations in order to find their findings according to a given subject. In this situation, students have to use their prior knowledge in order to solve the problems.
Adventure book may allow children to thick kinaesthetically so that they can act out ideas before write or explain about the concepts. Picture books not only help students to make mathematical ideas but also largely provide visualizations of mathematical concepts through many illustrations. They found that when the teacher asked questions the books were effective in prompting mathematic... ... middle of paper ... ...t values achieving the outcome. Although using literature may not always be a best strategy to teach mathematical concepts, it is a way to engage student in learning rather than working on worksheets every day. When parents and teachers offer children opportunities to share and discuss the books they read, children are motivated to read even more and, therefore, learn more (Gambrell, 2009).
(2007) found that using Sim Calc Mathworlds improves student’s understanding of mathematics. Students who used Sim Calc had a better understanding than students who study in standard class. By use of autograph, students could gain a better understanding of what gradient are, what gradient look like and how gradient formed. Use autograph to create interval between two points and form a right-angle triangle where interval as the hypotenuse of the triangle could l... ... middle of paper ... ... tool could be very helpful to demonstrate knowledge and help student learn the mathematical concept. However, the activity link to the mathematical tool should be carefully designed to meet the needs of all students as well as the assessment for learning in the progress.
If teachers could only allow students to use their technology, knowledge at school as well as at home then the teachers would find more students excelling in mathematics. Through the creation of such amazing software such as Geometer?s Sketchpad and Geometric Golfer, students can enjoy learning mathematics and some students may even find mathematics fun. Without technology, we would not have computers, internet or calculators. These items of technology have changed our life in a positive way. Using computer programs, we can easily show students mathematics.
The focus is on the personal ways of understanding and the actual process, rather than the answers. Constructivist Mathematics instruction encourages “reflective thinking, higher-order learning skills, testing viability of ideas and seeking alternative views”. The learner also understands how this knowledge of particular mathematical concepts and rules are applicable to real life problems and situations. (ict site) Student-centred learning is vital for students to construct their understandings and commit them to memory in ways most appropriate for them. Activities that include engaging, participatory experiences, discussion, multiple tools and modes of representations and interactive demonstrations are successful in fostering learning and enthusiasm.
Computers in Elementary School Classrooms Technology has influenced many aspects of life, but I think that it has influenced education the most. I am going to be an elementary teacher after I graduate, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to learn how computers will help me to teach. I will be focusing on how technology influences the development of young children. Today the computer has worked its way into the classrooms of our elementary schools. To some this may seem a little early to start teaching children about technology, but the studies prove that the computer is a productive learning tool.
Although the use of this textbook is important, teachers and students can benefit a great deal from incorporating additional texts that will supplement the material in a fun and interactive way. Some examples of additional literacy texts are wikis, images, video, internet inquiries, etc (Vacca, Vacca & Mraz, 2011). These examples, along with many other literacy texts act as motivational tools that act like a “spoonful of sugar to help the print go down” (Vacca et al., 2011). In this paper, we will discuss some of these supplemental literacy tools that can be used for the first chapter of the geometry book in my observation classroom. Additional Text # 1 One important text to supplement this chapter is called Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland (2001).
Children are active learners who create, modify and integrate ideas by interacting with the physical world, other children and adults. Mathematical activities that resemble games often provide the basis for this interaction and learning. It is imperative that teachers create quality mathematical programs for their students so that it engages, motivates and supports their learning. Teachers will generally scaffold and provide adequate support for learners to understand new concepts. I want to know when children are exploring concepts by playing games with rules are teachers still involving students in quality education?
Sense of touch is when a person learns through physical actions such as movement and touch. Different learning methods are being taught by teachers to teach mathematic skills to 2nd graders in today’s classroom, but only certain learning methods can enhance the learning experience for the students. In the long run, this could help students to build a solid foundation for their mathematic skill and succeed in their future academic school years. Analysis of Learning Methods Cover, Copy and Compare (CCC) is a learning method that requires students to look at a correct example such as a math statement and its answer. Then, students cover the example and jot down the example and its answer.
Key Mathematical Ideas and Skills The rationale in this lesson is students learn about common three-dimensional solids by exploring a variety of objects in the environment and learn the geometric vocabulary of three-dimensional shapes. Furthermore, students are encouraged to participate and practice in team work through the shape hunt activity. It helps students improve some skills such as visualizing, explaining, reflecting, recording and sketching. As a result of the lesson, students are able to recognize and name familiar three dimensional shapes such as sphere, cuboid, cube, pyramid and cone. The lesson plan is also a good opportunity for student to review basic two-dimensional shapes such as square, triangle, rectangle and circle.