Sunday, 18 August 2013

Blog 5

What is "Functional" Mathematics? As stated in the text book," functional" is focus on life-related skills such as managing money, telling time,using a calculator, measuring and matching numbers or complete such tasks by entering a telephone number or identifying a house number. As a teacher of younger children, we need to help them to cultivate problem solving skills either by visualization, generalisation, metacognition, number sense and communication. Today lesson, we were given a problem sum of finding an angle from a diagram look like a parallogram attached to a small Issosceles triangle at angle C. From this problem, we have spend quite a long time to solve this problem and trying to find ways to go about to get the answer.

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