Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Sample Lesson Math Vocab
Here is a sample lesson where we learn a little math vocabulary. It's important to know what the words mean...in the mathematics the words sound funny to little kids because they come to us from the Greeks and from Latin...but the concepts are easily understood.
You should also be able to see how the concepts of area and perimeter NATURALLY lead to practice with addends and multiplication and division. This goes well with basic lessons about addition.
I employ the three period lesson and you will note the repetition and lack of the word "no". If they get point to radius when I ask for diameter I tell them that's the radius show me the diameter...no need for the word NO.
The vid is a little long but it's a useful as a sample lesson and will appear on the Sample Lessons page.
Here is a short vid from a little later in the lesson where we are just playing with blocks and learning and reinforcing addends: