## Tuesday 6 March 2012

### Teaching Maths in a Fun Way

Here is a list of interesting activities for learning Maths which I am compiling:

Maths

http://love2learn2day.blogspot.com/2010/09/math-workbox-preschool-activities.html

Teaching Counting

http://voices.yahoo.com/fun-ways-teach-math-children-3386930.html?cat=25

Teaching Number Recognition

http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com/2011/08/pattering-with-paper-clips.html
http://nurturingthetenderyears.blogspot.com/2011/02/jumping-math.html

Teaching Fractions

According to http://voices.yahoo.com/fun-ways-teach-math-children-3386930.html?cat=25, many problems concerning adding and subtracting fractions come from not understanding how to build equivalent fractions. Have the child use the Lego's to build equivalent "stacks." For example, build one stack of Lego's with 1 red (numerator) and 3 yellow (denominator) blocks. Have the child build an equivalent stack with a yellow (denominator) of 9 blocks. This technique can also be used when teaching ratios and proportions.

http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com/2011/08/felt-fractions.html
http://www.squidoo.com/hands-on-fractions

General References:
http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com/search/label/Math
http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=29204
http://www.brighthub.com/education/special/articles/43862.aspx
http://home-ed.info/maths/fractions_4yo.htm