Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Day 1- 12 August

How Students Learn Mathematics?


Jerome Bruner’s Learning Theory. This theory talks about concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA). Each stage is important in learning.


It is very important to learn through exploration and discoveries.


Activity: Tangrams- find different ways to form rectangle and use different number of shapes to form rectangle.

A teacher’s role in this activity:

Ø    knowing the student’s background and prior knowledge and build on it

Ø    allowing time, opportunity for discovery and exploration

Ø    build the student to the next higher order of thinking

Ø    Be a good and exciting role-model

Ø    Important to scaffold student’s learning


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