This has to do with breaking apart, reconstructing (while conserving) and repackaging. In maths, it is said to be the foundation for number sense and understanding number relationships.
Part-part-whole relationships involve seeing numbers as being made up of two or more parts. It has been shown to increase understanding of place value, number concepts and generally help students with word problems.
3D jigsaws are also good for PPWs
I love Singapore maths (my latest fancy and research area) where children start with concrete objects, then move on to pictorial representations, then on to abstract. Continue reading
It can be quite frustrating to have a class full of eager, bubbly, I-have finally-started-school toddlers (on the one hand), plus another set of tearful (sometimes howling), I-want-my-mummy-right now, tantrum throwing toddlers!
When I was first assigned to Preparatory Class (aged 2-3yrs), one of the challenges faced was “How do I get them to obey class and school rules?”
Your classroom is your showroom.. It tells a lot of exciting stories to both the pupils and their parents. Any parent bringing a child to the school for the first time will want his/her child to be in your class, just by seeing how exciting your classroom is. Continue reading