After travelling 20km along the NH-8 from Rajnagar, Rajsamand to towards Ajmer, I took a diversion into a narrow stony lane. After taking that turn, I travelled 2km more along that lane through little dense jungle to reach at the base of a hummock. At the top of that hummock, was my desired destination, Upper Primary School Deviyon Ki Merda.
Mathematical investigations are perfect for Low Floor High Ceiling activities. Here, we have described how a simple pattern can be recognized, investigated, played with and generalized. If your students have enjoyed DADS Rule, do let them try the same strategies with other number patterns; we hope they rule!
Primary school mathematics, which is the foundation on which all further mathematics learning must rest, is itself not being taught and learned well. Here is where Liping Ma’s book Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics comes in. It is a detailed, loving description of primary school teachers’ thoughts about basic concepts in mathematics.
Children get exposure to the concept of time organically, well before they come to school. Yet the teaching and learning of time poses peculiar challenges. Time is an abstract concept. It involves measurement of something that is invisible and intangible. Consequently, challenges arise in understanding the concept of time. Learning the mechanics of reading time can also be a difficult task. It is therefore important to build the scaffolding carefully and match the activities to the children’s level of understanding.