Saturday, 26 October 2013

Fifth Session: Teaching of Algebraic Thinking and Data Handling

Tonight's lesson we used tangrams again. There are so many ways of making squares using tangrams. I was exploring on it and attempted with different sizes of triangles.

We first attempted with the least number of triangles to form squares. Subsequently, we added one at a time. It was challenging. My group members were draining our brain juice on how to create the squares. We managed with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 pieces.

It is amazing what these triangles can do. It really drill us to explore the different possibilities of using these triangles.

Not only we can use tangrams for squares. We can make it into different animals. I believe this is going to be an exciting activity that the children will like. Can't wait to introduce to them!

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