Math is fun for Kids

From my
childhood I love math. To find the solutions of math problems and think about
it was my hobby and challenge. I can remember that I spent a lots of time to
get the solutions of different complex math and also I liked it. Most of the
people all over the world especially for the women think that math is a very
hard and complex subject for them. But as an OCT certified teacher my goal is
to prove that math is fun for kids/children/students. As for my target, I
always try to use many different activities in the math class as per that grade
level and also as per the topics.

For example, in my practice teaching in a grade 5/6 class I asked
the students to choose one number in their mind, and I can tell their exact
number without asking them. So, all the students' were surprised how do I do
it? Then I told them this is not a magic trick just have to do some
calculation.

So, students picked their own number in their mind. Then I
gave the instructions like “Multiply your number by 2, then add my number
6, then divide the number again with 2 and tell me the quotient.

When they told me
the quotient, I just subtracted half of my number what I asked them to add
earlier and then I can tell what their number is.

If one student
chooses 12 as his number, then as per the rules

12 X 2= 24, then add my number
is 6, is 30, then divide by 2 is 15.

So, student's told me the quotient is 15. Then I subtracted 3 as
per half of my number, then I get 12 which is
the student's number.

After I told all
the students’ numbers separately as per their different quotients, they
wondered how I did it. Then I explained to them that this is nothing but only
some mental calculation.

This is one example
of how the students were engaging them-self in the math activity with fun.

As a math teacher, in the last few years I have been engaging
myself with different age groups of children with numerous kinds of math
activities and math games as per their grade level. In my blog, I want to add
one fabulous website which I have been using most with the students and which I
believe will be more acceptable and benefiting for others.

The website address is: http://www.mathsisfun.com/

MATH IS FUN! This website
provides a lots of math activities and games which covered all the students for
different grade levels interacted with the curriculum expectations. They convinced
millions of people how fun and enjoyable math activities are.

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