*Maths class: Imagined by kids*"Mathematics is like TRUE LOVE- A simple idea but can get complicated." - Ricky Gakhar

Today's lesson started late as my group members and I went on a hunt to the Singapore Art Museum in search of an ART work that we can use to provide mathematical experiences during differentiated learning.

Art pieces that captured our attention:

*“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke”*

*-Jerzy Kosinski*

**"Differentiation"**

**What?!!!**

*"Differentiation means tailoring instruction *

*to **meet **individual needs."*

*Why?!!!*

*How?!!!*

__Problem 18:__
*How many different types of squares can you make with 7 pieces of Tangram?!*
*Below is a picture of the squares I made with my teammates Punitha and Vasantha :)*

*We tried making a square with 6-pieces of tangram BUT we couldn't; *
*I wonder why and how to make one?!*
*Can you solve this?*

*Next, Multiplication:*
*I learnt that it has 4 meanings>*

*Problem 19: Making squares from triangles*
* Angles*

*Method 1:*
*Cut out a triangle from a construction paper > an isosceles right angle : 90 degrees*

*Next, we were asked by Dr. Yeap to make a rectangle out of a triangle.*
*We had fun doing it. Try it for yourself, too! ;)*

*A fun day indeed!!!*

Art pieces that captured our attention:

We began our lesson with:

There are different strategies to solving multiplication questions.

Pick a way that works for you:

Step 1: Think of 2 digits & reveal only the 1st

e.g. 2

Step 2: Make a number by putting the 2 digits together e.g. 26

Step 3: Add the 2 digits together 2+6=8

Step 4: Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number e.g.26 - 8 =18

Prof Yeap guessed the answer correctly for all the examples given by my friends.

How did he do it?

Did he really read their minds?!

Reveal the 1st digit to your partner. Ask her to guess the final answer using the steps above. What was the 2nd digit?

Activity:

1 bar=1 whole

Q(S):

@ show 3 1/4

@ show 3/14-1/2

Divide all the bars into 1/4s

4 4

4 which is the same as 2 3/4

3 1/4 - 1/2

31/4

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11/4 2

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from __5__

4 take out 2/4 (1/4+1/4=1/2) remaining 3/4

so 31/4 - 1/2 = 2 3/4

Question:

The 3 little pigs bought 4 pizzas. How would they share the pizzas equally?!

4 divide by 3 = 3/3 + 1/3 = 1 1/3

4 divide by 3

12 thirds (12/3) divide by 3 = 4/3 = 1 1/3

Activity: How do you find the answer for the multiple rows of bird?

There are a few methods to find out the answer:

If 2 x 7= 14

then 4 x7=28> 14+14

If 5 x 7= 35

then 4 x 7= 35 - 7 = 28

*Problem 17: Polygon on a Geoboard*

Have you ever tried making shapes using a geoboard?

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*Example: *
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*Number of dots: 6*
*6 divide by 2 = 3*
*Therefore, there will be 3 squares in a polygon.*
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*MATHEMATICS* is an unique creation!

Have you ever tried making shapes using a geoboard?

Dr Yeap drew a square on the dot paper and then a polygon which has one dot in it. He challenged us to draw other shapes that also has one dot in the polygon. He changelled us to find out how many squares are there in the polygons that we drew.

Can you find which polygon is mine?

Answer: It's the 5th one from the left.

So how many squares are there in the polygon that I drew?

Just count the number of dots that the polygon is made up with and divide the number of dots by 2, and you will get the answer.....

Just count the number of dots that the polygon is made up with and divide the number of dots by 2, and you will get the answer.....

Quote for the day:

To conclude today's lesson, I found out that

Enjoy this video!!! :)

Today was an awfully long day and I wanted to do nothing but just **SLEEP**! The problem that awaken me to my senses was....

We were to use the digits 0 to 9 to form sums by adding two digit number to another two digit number which would give us a two digit answer!!! But the challenge was not to use the two digit number twice!

What is the smallest two digit possible?
*Problem 10:Quiz 1!!!*

**Keynotes from Quiz 1**

**"Enrichment"** is **DIFFERENT** from **"Acceleration".**

In**enrichmen**t, we provide more challenges so that the child will be more proficient in that topic!

Introduction of a concept of a higher level (teaching tomorrow's lesson)...that'll be**acceleration!**
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*Just when I was feeling awake and relaxed, who had to appear?!! My arch nemesis, FRACTIONS!!!*

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I would gladly share if this was a 3kg cake but it's only a small slice of it.

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Do I still have to share 3/4 of it?

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I love CAKES!!!

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*Hurray!!!*

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Luckily, I managed to solve the problem and get the RIGHT answer!

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*Signing off,*

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*Uma >_<*

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We were to use the digits 0 to 9 to form sums by adding two digit number to another two digit number which would give us a two digit answer!!! But the challenge was not to use the two digit number twice!

Then we were challenged to think deeper.

What is the largest two digit answer possible?

Answer: 98 (Many possible ways such as 57+41 , 61+37...)

What is the smallest two digit possible?

Answer: 39 (Only one way, which is 25 + 14)

In

Introduction of a concept of a higher level (teaching tomorrow's lesson)...that'll be

Dear my love Mathematics,

I am going to keep my distance from you but I think love will bring us a little closer. Yes, my dear, you have me swimming in the deep ocean of*numbers* and *problems*. I am hoping that I can look at all your *angles* and find the "**X**" in your heart!

So, my love, don't let*time* and *speed* create a wider *distance* between us.

With XOXO,

Your Muse,

Uma

Yipee!!! Today's lesson was all about**WHOLE NUMBERS**!!! ^_^

I learnt that numbers can be used in many ways. They are:

__different nouns__ for addition or subtraction, For example: "Add 5 apples and 3 oranges!!!"

Anyway, there were a few things that got me a little hyped up. Firstly, problem 5: "*Sesame Street*!"

Can you solve the riddle?!! So, what's your answer?!!

Secondly, problem 6:*One or Two*?!

This games teaches children to subtract without mentioning that they are actually doing it! While playing this game with my friends, my strategy was to take control and ensure that only 5 or 3 beans will be left so that I will be**VICTORIOUS**! My plan worked and I won in all the rounds!!! Now, what's your strategy to winning it?!

*Ten Frames is using the "Make 10 Method".*
*5 +7 +6= 18*
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*5 1*

****Word of the day: "Subitize" > It is a** "rapid, accurate and confident judgment of number."*
Lastly, problem 8: "*How do you share 51 eggs among 3 persons*?"
Let's Divide!
How many eggs does each of them get?
How many ways are there to divide and solve the question?

*Answer:*
**Wow! Wasn't that easy?!**

I am going to keep my distance from you but I think love will bring us a little closer. Yes, my dear, you have me swimming in the deep ocean of

So, my love, don't let

With XOXO,

Your Muse,

Uma

Yipee!!! Today's lesson was all about

I learnt that numbers can be used in many ways. They are:

- Ordinal Numbers
- Cardinal Numbers
- Norminal Numbers
- Measurement Numbers

Anyway, there were a few things that got me a little hyped up. Firstly, problem 5: "

Can you solve the riddle?!! So, what's your answer?!!

Secondly, problem 6:

This games teaches children to subtract without mentioning that they are actually doing it! While playing this game with my friends, my strategy was to take control and ensure that only 5 or 3 beans will be left so that I will be

Next, problem 7: "**Jack and The Beanstalk**!"

"TEN FRAMES" was introduced and it will be good to expose children with this activity. Not only would they learn counting, sorting, subtracting and one-to-one correspondence, they will also have fun.

51 / 3 = 17

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To conclude my blog, here's a little something from me to you! <3

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