Experiential Learning in the Mathematics Classroom – Primary
Module 1: Experiential Learning in the Mathematics Classroom
Swati Sircar is an Assistant Professor at the School of Continuing Education and University Resource Centre of Azim Premji University, India. She has B.Stat. and M.Stat. degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has experience of over a decade in teaching learners and training teachers, in school mathematics. In her teaching, she tries to address both ends of the spectrum—learners who are afraid of mathematics and those who love to engage with it. She is deeply interested in experiential and visual learning and explores various mat(h)erials and their scope in teaching mathematics. Her teaching and training involve hands-on activities, explorations, open-ended questions and computer-aided learning.
Expert video: Introduction to the course
Expert video: Introduction to the module
Expert video: Section introduction (Part 1)
Journal entry: Refection question
Self-study: What do we need to teach addition and subtraction?
Task 1: Addition using mat(h)erials
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Task 2: Subtraction using mat(h)erials
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Task 3: Creating word problems
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Expert video: Summing-up (Part 1)
Reference links: For addition and subtraction
Expert video: Section Introduction (Part 2)
Self-study: Facilitating standard algorithm using mat(h)erials
Task 4: Addition algorithm with mat(h)erials
Answers
Task 5: Subtraction algorithm with mat(h)erials
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Journal Entry: Reflection question
Expert video: Summing-up (Part 2)
Expert video: Section introduction
Expert video: Why we teach math
Journal entry: Reflection question
Expert video: Angles (Demo)
Self-study: Introducing angles
Task 1: Angles around you
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Expert video: Summing-up
Journal entry: Reflection question
Reference links: On angles
Expert video: Summing-up
Expert Video: Section Introduction
Expert Video: Importance of experiential learning
Expert video: Making math experiential
Self-study: Creating an experiential classroom
Task 1: Understanding experiential learning
Reference links: On experiential learning
Expert video: Conclusion
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