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Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Numeracy at Panaga School International Stream Thursday 22 nd April 2010.

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1 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Numeracy at Panaga School International Stream Thursday 22 nd April 2010

2 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC “Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.” Charles R. Darwin

3 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Aims of the presentation To provide parents with an opportunity to understand the teaching of Mathematics at Panaga School. To offer support and ideas to parents wanting to help their child with Maths at home.

4 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC How do we deliver Numeracy? Block A – counting, partitioning and calculating Block B – securing number facts, understanding shape Block C – handling data and measures Block D – calculating, measuring and understanding shape Block E – securing number facts, relationships and calculating Mental maths

5 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC The progression from mental to written methods  mental strategies  informal jottings to support mental calculations  expanded form adding most significant digit first  expanded form adding units first  standard written form  With children up to P4, the National Numeracy Strategy focuses on horizontal calculations.

6 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC What does the teacher do to support learning? How is numeracy taught?

7 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Differentiation G&THAMALASEN There are also children with EAL in these groups who are intelligent but require additional support and consideration in order to be able to participate in the lesson fully.

8 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Learning Focused LT’s  Knowledge (to know…)  Skills (to be able to…)  Understanding (to understand…)

9 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Numeracy and ICT  When ICT is appropriate, teachers include this as part of their numeracy lessons.  Interactive Whiteboard (introduction)  Group work / paired activities  Espresso

10 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Kinesthetic learners Kinesthetic learners are those who learn best through doing a physical activity

11 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Visual learners Visual learners are those who learn best by using their eyes to see information

12 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Auditory learners Auditory learners are those who learn best through hearing things

13 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC It is important that the physical environment is supportive of both learners and learning but it is most important that… We make learning fun!!

14 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC How can I help my child at home?  …but I didn’t do it like that when I was your age… If you think about it, you are probably already doing a lot of mathematics at home without realising it. By involving your child, you will help them learn. Remember, maths at home is meant to be fun! You should enjoy it and so should your child. Involvement of parents in their child’s education is a vital factor in a child’s success

15 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC With young children you can help by doing maths for a few minutes every day:  Sing number rhymes and songs such as: * 'One, two, buckle my shoe' * 'One two three four five, once I caught a fish alive' * 'Ten green bottles' * 'There were ten in the bed'  Talk about: * How many knives and forks you will need to set the table * How many people are in the queue at the supermarket check-out * Which glass will hold the most orange juice  Play games like 'Snakes and Ladders' that involve taking turns and using a dice and counters to move around a board.  Look for numbers in books, on posters, in comics, on buses, cars, and road signs  Talk about the shapes of different objects  Do jigsaws

16 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC With older children you can:  Talk about any maths work that they bring home from school  Ask them to help you when you are doing things with money, or measuring or weighing.  Help them to learn their multiplication tables:  P3 should know the 2, 5 and 10 times table  P4 should know the 3, 4 and 6 times table  P5 should know all of their times tables to 10 x 10  Tell the time  Use magazines to find out when a TV programme is on and set the video recorder.  Look at the price of things in catalogues and working out if you can afford them.  Weigh ingredients when you are cooking.  Put pattern pieces together when making clothes  Measure floors for carpets, walls for wallpaper and paint.

17 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 4 - NumeracyND/YC Useful Resources Abacus / New Heinemann Workbooks Textbooks Interactive whiteboards Practical apparatus Teachers also have the freedom to amend activities or include their own ideas to suit the needs of the class and the individual child. Learning games on educational websites:  Nrich maths   


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