Monthly Archives: September 2013

Teaching Mathematics in the 21st Century

Parents, educators and policy makers are increasingly concerned about how children learn math.

We are earnestly updating ourselves in our knowledge of mathematics and developing the skills and disposition essential to be effective Math Teachers.  Our teaching instructions are largely guided by recommendations set forth by NCTM (www.nctm.org) to upkeep a high-quality mathematics education through research-based studies not only on curriculum related standards but also on teaching standards.  It shares the six principles fundamental and the five content standards where a focal point of significant concepts and skills are set developmentally appropriate for each grade level

As teachers, we are taking a journey together with the children as we go through the same processes in exploring and discovering mathematics through problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections and representation as part of the daily classroom learning and teaching.  As a result, it is our hope that children can take away with them a life skill of this math knowledge into the real world to becoming self-confident and academically and socially adept.   It is no longer the teacher-directed approach where children sit and wait for their teacher to give them the “one right answer”.

Parents often see their children struggle with comprehending abstract Math concepts and sometimes they do not know how to help them.  They also know that their own fear of Math will have a negative influence on their children.

Kidsgo123 is created to address these concerns.  It offers a platform for parents to share their ideas and challenges, to receive tips and advice on what it means to know and do mathematics with young children. Parents can:

1. Determine the theory that children learn by

–   constructing their own knowledge by connecting new information to the    existing ones.

–   interacting with supportive peers and adults and

–   manipulating with materials

2. Help children thrive in an environment by providing them with basic concepts and understandings which they actively use for making sense and meaning in various experiences that help them build a strong foundation for future learning.

3.  To create positive learning environment that provides them with appropriate challenges and expectations to think critically and creatively.