Saturday, 25 January 2014

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Teaching Addition in Every Day Life in a Fun Way




Materials:
1. Yogurt
2. Blue berries

Additional Information:
I am not very good in integrating learnings into our daily lives. I lean more towards formal learning (meaning open books, now do your Maths style). At 4.5 years old, J is still struggling with simple addition and I should find ways to strengthen it and introduce the concept of additional into our daily living.

This morning, I made yogurt breakfast with blue berries for Daddy and J.

I added 3 blue berries into each bowl. Then I added 2 more into Daddy's bowl. Then I asked J how many blue berries he should add into his own bowl to have the same amount as Daddy's. He answered 2 more. I said, 3 and 2 make 5.

I then added 3 more into Daddy's bowl. Then I asked J how many more blue berries he should add into his own bowl. I gave him clue to count the number of blue berries in Daddy's bowl and then compared to the number in his bowl. He derived that he would need another 3 more blue berries.

So today, Daddy and J had 1 bowl of yogurt and 8 blue berries each for breakfast.

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