Math is scary to me. I have never done well in mathematics and never liked it. Perhaps it was the thinking that caused me to stop exploring mathematics. After yesterday's lecture, I reflected on it and found that I actually liked mathematics for it is FUN. It was the RIGHT answer that stopped me from exploring problems and possibly the lack of patience too. I learned a few important values of learning mathematics yesterday and it was through these hands on activities that I actually learned to DO mathematics. There is no one way to mathematics.
We did a total of 4 problems from yesterday's lecture.
1) Counting Name
-figuring out the letter in our names that takes up the 99th spot.
2) Spell Count Card Trick
-arranging the cards in a way that when you spell the number of the card, the card will appear at the top of the deck.
-finding out the time it takes to shred a truckload of paper if both old and new machines are operating at the same time.
-exploring ways to create a rectangle using different shaped and sized tangrams.
|There are many possibilities in creating a rectangle.|