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K1 Math

Postby nettie » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:07 pm

Hi all,

How would you explain to you child the following math question?

weighting scale shows that 1 potato = 2 carrots

so 2 potato = ? carrots

:?

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Postby jedamum » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:14 am

this is K1 math? :shock: :?

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Re: K1 Math

Postby titank » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:24 am

nettie wrote:Hi all,

How would you explain to you child the following math question?

weighting scale shows that 1 potato = 2 carrots

so 2 potato = ? carrots

:?


Then 2 potatos = 4 carrots. 1 potato is about the weight of 2 carrots.

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Postby nettie » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:53 am

ya and this is his Homework! OMG! i had a hardtime explaining... my DS seems loss.

How to explain?! Any suggestions? :?:

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Postby titank » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:57 am

Maybe draw some picture as illustration would help.

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Postby CoffeeCat » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:27 pm

Draw an illustrationof a weighing scale, then 2 separate diagrams of (1 Potato = 2carrots) then you show what happens when you add them together. It's ok if they don't immediately at first. Must show them different examples based on thesame concept, after a few daysof repeated exosure theirbrainwill get it after digesting on the similar examples.
This is the Practice of using examples to teach concept (via inductive reasoning for the child).
Hopethis helps.

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Postby starlight1968sg » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:52 pm

nettie wrote:ya and this is his Homework! OMG! i had a hardtime explaining... my DS seems loss.
How to explain?! Any suggestions? :?:

Use cloth-pegs or tea-spoons etc to explain the concept? Kids see and understand things easier than merely numbers.

For eg: put 2 paper clips on a cloth-peg. If you have 2 such pegs, you will have 4 paper clips ie 4 potatos?

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Postby nettie » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:57 pm

there is an a picture to show the question.

I think i need to go and buy a weighting scale. :P to show him :(

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