Experiential Learning in the Mathematics Classroom – Upper 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 module
Expert video: Section introduction (Part 1)
Journal entry: Refection question
Expert video: Natural number exponents
Self-study: Natural number exponents
Task 1: Exploring the law of exponents
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Task 2: Exploring exponents with fractional base
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Expert video: Summing-up
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Expert video: Section introduction Part 2
Expert video: Integer exponents
Self-study: Integer exponents: Revisiting identities
Task 3: Teaching laws of exponents
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Journal entry: Reflection question
Expert video: Summing-up
Expert video: Section introduction
Expert video: Why we teach math
Journal entry: Reflection question
Expert video: Constructions
Self-study: Teaching constructions
Task 1: Deciphering construction
Task 2: Deciphering construction
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Journal entry: Reflection question
Expert video: Summing-up
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Expert video: Section Introduction
Expert video: Making math experiential
Self-study: Creating an experiential classroom
Task 1: Understanding experiential learning
Expert video: Summing-up
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