Date: April 16, 2011
First of all, go check it out! McGraw Hills is giving away a lots of FREE iPad/iPhone Apps. They wrote a lot of education Apps for kids. And some how it was free yesterday for a limited time. I downloaded all. Some is for primary schools, but its Free!
So, Jay Jay was playing this Math Addition game. So, in school, they taught him how to use the 2 hands 10 fingers to do the additions. Jay was very proud of it. But when it comes to 7+5 or 6+6, where does he come up with so many fingers to count?
Solution 1: As you can see from the photos, I used his favorite puzzles. Take 7 pieces puzzles and another 5 pieces, and then mix them up and count the total of puzzles in the box. So, he counted 12. And he was so happy!
Solution 2: Then, he says "PaPa, you do your finger 6", and he counted 6 on my fingers add on to his own 6 fingers, he got 12.
Teaching kids has to be creative, and have to let them think how can complete a simple task like this using things that is surrounding you. After this, I think I should go and buy an abacus for him. Just for fun and learning.