MEASUREMENT WEEK AT JUNIOR SCHOOL (13-17 JAN 2020)
Mathematics is an incredibly important subject which is used in all walks of life.
To encourage young learners to get involved, to dispel math phobia, to create a love for the subject and to perceive the connection of mathematical concepts with real life situations, ‘Measurement Week’ was celebrated at TAFS junior school. This was a fantastic opportunity for students of classes I-V to engage in Math activities, designed to challenge their thinking and develop their math problem solving skills.
Children worked in small groups and used cuboidal and cubic shaped objects to measure the length and breadth, and use it to find Area and Perimeter. Students of class I used crayons to measure various objects in the class. Students also measured the dimensions of the school stage, and classroom using metre scale and 1m ribbons. We also calculated the BMI of each child after measuring their weight and height. They learnt the significance of maintaining the right weight for a healthy body. It was great fun for the students to measure their bags, water bottles etc. and record these measurements. The celebration also saw a lot of mathematical games like ‘Array Capture’ game and other fun games.
These week long activities generated intense interest in the students and it was indeed an interesting and educational experience for them.