Neither Art nor Angles appeal to me.
However, the walk through the museum had definitely amazed me lots. I was there for a full 1.5hours before rushing back to class. Back in class, I was introduced to a Greg tang math website which demonstrated how to incorporate art with math lesson. Definitely, in line with the MOE’s move towards being visually literate and to appreciate art.
Through positive learning experiences in art, students develop visual literacy which enables them to observe and perceive the world with increased awareness and aesthetic sensitivity. – MOE
In the parallelogram and isosceles triangle problem, I struggled with it but somehow came out with the correct answer. A correct answer to a problem does not mean anything unless you are able to explain and prove it by showing it. I was able to get the correct answer to the problem yet confused self and was not able to explain my working steps out.
Lastly, to reiterate, children learn mathematics through;
2. Looking for Patterns
3. Number Sense
It is time to not teach the way we were taught the last time and be updated with the MOE’s pentagon model. We need to move forward in developing our young learner with the 5 competencies to problem solve not limited by constraints.