9.00AM to 12.30PM
When it comes to teaching maths in kindergarten, there are a few different methods that can be used. Some of the most popular methods include using manipulatives, games, and songs.
In this course, students will engage in math talks through many different activities. Math talks are a great way for students to develop number sense and mathematical thinking necessary for today's mathematics. The Common Core Mathematics focuses on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The idea behind these mathematical thinking and practices is to give students the tools they need to solve problems and to become lifelong, independent learners. These skills are developed throughout a student’s math education throughout the years and are critical to a student's success at math.
The Standards for Mathematical Practice are as follows:
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Each class in this ongoing course will focus on developing these skills in students. Topics covered include counting, subitizing and composing numbers, shapes, patterns, addition and subtraction, graphs and data, word problem strategies. Each class will have different activities including songs and games like "What doesn’t belong?", "Spot the Differences", "Would you rather?", "Spot It", "Math Riddles, "Think and Talk pictures" and many more!