My girl K1 still dont know how to calculate.....pls help

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My girl K1 still dont know how to calculate.....pls help

Postby to90698527 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:15 am

Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum.

I'm very fustrated... when i teach my 5 years old girl maths calculations example : 5 + 1 = ? she still can't give me the answer....she had improved her phonics but for maths calculations is really poor.... :cry: really sad, dont know what to do.

Her father also Bo-Chap type and always compared with last time children at this age was known nothing as well.

I'm really need advise from all of yours...pls.

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Re: My girl K1 still dont know how to calculate.....pls help

Postby jedamum » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:19 am

When you tell her '5+1' do you write out '5' '+' '1' or do you draw out five objects and one object separately? For starters, it is easier to teach using visual items to add rather than the abstract number of '5+1'. You can also give 'life' examples such as if you have 5 sweets and mummy give you 1 more, how many sweet do you have altogether.

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Postby EN » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:41 am

Yes, real life eg is good. It is done subtly without the pressure. Make sure you add in the fun elements when teaching. Instead of learning from writing, physically counting & writing at the same time help to reinforce the concept. Do it daily & reward her with the sweets to sweeten up her attempt in learning. I taught fractions to my tuition students years ago & I bought a pandan cake, brutalize the cake to make the fraction learning real & celebrate our accomplishment by gobbling the cake up.

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Postby to90698527 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:25 am

Thanks to all. I'll give it a try. :wink:

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Postby breguet » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:39 pm

Try with M&Ms. That way, you can teach her to subtract too, by eating, haha. Something else with the M&Ms - try counting out a specific number of M&Ms closely spaced on to a plate, say five. Spread them out and ask her if there are more. I read that kids are very likely to say that there are more when it takes up more space. You can show her it's exactly the same number, so she will think in numbers instead of in amount of space after awhile. Have fun!!

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Postby amylqf » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:42 pm

Is your child doesn't understand the concept?
you can try montessori way of teaching, use the real object to demonstrate. or abacus also helps.

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Postby mintcc » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:01 pm

breguet wrote:Try with M&Ms. That way, you can teach her to subtract too, by eating, haha. Something else with the M&Ms - try counting out a specific number of M&Ms closely spaced on to a plate, say five. Spread them out and ask her if there are more. I read that kids are very likely to say that there are more when it takes up more space. You can show her it's exactly the same number, so she will think in numbers instead of in amount of space after awhile. Have fun!!


I like your M&M idea! Tried it on my son and he enjoyed learning 1+1 very much :lol:

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Postby breguet » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:59 pm

mincy wrote:
breguet wrote:Try with M&Ms. That way, you can teach her to subtract too, by eating, haha. Something else with the M&Ms - try counting out a specific number of M&Ms closely spaced on to a plate, say five. Spread them out and ask her if there are more. I read that kids are very likely to say that there are more when it takes up more space. You can show her it's exactly the same number, so she will think in numbers instead of in amount of space after awhile. Have fun!!


I like your M&M idea! Tried it on my son and he enjoyed learning 1+1 very much :lol:


Glad you like it! And nobody thought math could be fattening!!

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Postby jedamum » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:44 pm

M&M is good for introducing division concept. :)

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Postby EN » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:33 pm

Hi

At first I tried the M & M before switching to sweets. I find that M & M after a few times handling, it gets sticky. I think Twinkle Twinkle does not melt as fast. :lol:

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