Class | 1 -6^{th} activity based learning |
Course Name | Nurture Program |
Eligibility | |
Who Should Join | Any parent who want to make learning Math & science for them.
Students looking for Activity-based application based mathematics It has hand-on Science programs designed by ISRO scientist |
Number of Seats | 30 – 35 in each batch |
Course Duration | June of current year – Feb of next year ( 150 hours ) |
The key feature of the Activity Based Learning (ABL) method is that it uses child-friendly educational aids to foster self-learning and allows a child to study according to his or her aptitude and skill.
This course utilizes three teaching strategies
The active learning strategy
- Students work on projects that require at time to complete.
- Students use ICT (information and communication technology) for projects or class work.
- require students to work on mathematics projects that take more than a single class period to complete.
- lets students evaluate their own progress.
- Students work in small groups to come up with a joint solution to a problem or task.
The cognitive activation strategy
- expect students to explain their thinking on complex problems.
- encourage students to solve problems in more than one way.
- require students to provide written explanations of how they solve problems.
- encourage students to work together to solve problems.
- connect mathematics concepts I teach to uses of those concepts outside of school.
- go over homework problems that students were not able to solve.
The teacher-directed instruction strategy
- explicitly state learning goals.
- let students practice similar tasks until I know that every student has understood the subject matter.
- observe students when working on particular tasks and provide immediate feedback. • I ask short, fact-based questions.
- present a summary of recently learned content.
- give different work to the students who have difficulties learning and/or to those who can advance faster.
- refer to a problem from everyday life or work to demonstrate why new knowledge is useful.
Singapore Math for 1 – 6^{th} students
Singapore math focuses on children not just learning but also truly mastering a limited number of concepts each school year. The goal is for children to perform well because they understand the material on a deeper level; they are not just learning it for the test.
“The sequence of topics in math has been carefully constructed based upon child development theory,” The means to mastery is problem solving, and the beauty of the approach is that the majority of students are well prepared to tackle increasingly difficult topics, such as fractions and ratio, when they are introduced in the third through fifth grades. Those students are also then typically ready for algebra and geometry in middle school.”
Students in the same classroom may learn the concepts at different paces, but ultimately they all learn them and help develop their own solid foundation for further math learning. This prevents the need for reteaching as students move to the next grade.
There is no guarantee that the method will make your child a math whiz, but teachers who use it believe it can help any child.. “That’s because of its reliance on understanding number sense, problem solving and conceptual understanding of what these kids are doing. This math requires children to understand how something works, like long division. But they’re also going to understand why long division works, not just the how but the why.”
this math also relies heavily on visualization, which is often neglected in the classroom. “In typical math teaching, you use a concrete-abstract approach. If I’m going to teach about multiplication I will bring out physical objects and demonstrate how to multiply, then move to the abstraction of lining up numbers in a multiplication equation,” this method on the other hand, introduces a middle step between the concrete and abstract called the pictorial approach. “It asks students and teachers to draw a diagram of the concepts going on.
Students also learn to use model drawing to solve those word problems that many of us remember fondly from elementary school. Instead of trying to picture the problem in their heads, then writing out the equation to solve it, students in math diagram the elements of the word problem.
Mindset training
This training that is given to all parents and students in this program, tries to get students develop these four Mindsets
- That they belong to this academic community
- My ability and confidence grow with my efforts ( believe in practice)
- This work has value to me ( these classes/curriculum has value to my childs future)
- I can succeed ( I believe in myself, & I believe in my children)