Maths Routine Icebreakers: 17 & 24 August
Learn about opportunities to have brief conversations with children about number relationships that are often not used as ice-breakers during the first 3 to 4 months of school. These routine discussions increase children’s critical thinking skills and believe it or not – if we dedicate 15 minutes to such conversations on a frequent basis, it will develop their reasoning skills and demystify mathematics overall! The example below gives you an idea of possible conversations that could arise from muddling these sample number relationships.
Times are listed in BST (London time).
We are running sessions for Grades K-2 (ages 5-7), and Grades 3-5 (ages 8-10).
You can choose to attend these sessions on either August 17 or August 24. Please register via the relevant link/s below.
13:30-14:15 (Grades K – 2, Ages 5-7) REGISTER HERE
15:00-15:45 (Grades 3 – 5, Ages 8-10) REGISTER HERE
Rebecca Murry, MS. Ed.
Design Technology STEAM Integrator K-8
Queens Campus, United Nations International School
New York City
Here is a sample for K – 2:
4 + 4 = 1 + 3 + 2 + 2
True or False?
Here is a sample for Grades 3-4:
10 x 2
9 x 2
19 x 4
38 x 2
40 x 2
90 x 4
190 x 4
Why are these expressions related?
What patterns are you noticing?
Can you find any equivalent relationships?
Hunting for these relationships develops not only quantitative reasoning but also encourages the mind to think relationally and proportionally.
Come join us to chat about opportunities where we can learn how to deconstruct and break the ice of mathematics for the beginning of the school year for children.
A digital certificate of attendance will be awarded.
All you need is a good cup of tea or coffee, an open mind, and a willingness to make silly mistakes as a math learning community!