Sunday, 6 January 2013

Algebraic Equations

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3 comments:

Fagley Gardening Team and Forest School said...

A great example of how outdoor resources help children to learn math skills. We had a group of Year 6 children last year who were struggling with division. Armed with a bucket of chalk we headed off outside. The children were sent off to find as many sticks as they could find. The sticks were grouped into bundles and used to represent the division 'chunks' on the number line. For the children who had been 'stuck' this visual and interactive method worked brilliantly. There is nothing more rewarding than hearing a child say "oh yeah, I get it now, it's easy!"

Juliet Robertson said...

Thanks for this comment - I do believe sticks are such a valuable resource. I think, afterwards, the teacher and myself probably could have developed the thinking further - I took the photos but it was only when writing the blog post that I saw things I had missed earlier on. Hmm...

Ben Mayoh said...

Hi Juliet,
as a trainee teacher you have definitely inspired me to make use of the outside environment. It is something I have been really interested in implementing into my lesson, however I was not quite sure how to carry this out. I will certainly keep checking out your blog for more ideas.

Thank you

Ben :-)