Friday, November 8, 2013

Teaching Of Elementary Mathematics Part III

The teaching-learning of rational numbers (e.g. ‘Fractions’ and ‘Decimals’) at primary level should be built on pupils’ previous knowledge of whole-number concepts and skills plus their experiences with fractional numbers in everyday life. It cannot be denied that many pupils face difficulties in the learning of ‘Fractions’ and ‘Decimals’ and often develop misconceptions.

Study the Year Four Malaysian Curriculum Specifications for Primary Mathematics and identify what Year Four pupils need to learn about ‘Fractions’ and ‘Decimals’. Create a concept map to summarise major mathematical concepts and skills as well as relationships pertaining to these two topics.

State and describe TWO common difficulties each encountered in the learning of ‘Fractions’ and ‘Decimals’ by Year Four pupils. List and clarify TWO possible misconceptions each arising from the learning of these two topics.

Suggest ways to help children overcome the difficulties and misconceptions highlighted using suitable teaching-learning activities and resources.

Search for relevant supporting literature from various sources. Present your points in the form of a written report using a suitable format.

Introduction: Brief introduction to task: Scenario of the teaching-learning of rational numbers: Fractions and Decimals at primary level: Definition/ explanation of pre-requisite knowledge, difficulties and misconceptions.

Content (i):Summary of major mathematical concepts, skills and relationships pertaining to the learning of Fractions and Decimals identified;

Suitability and clarity of concept map created to represent the scope identified pertaining to the two topics mentioned.

Content (ii):Description/ elaboration of TWO common difficulties stated pertaining to the learning of :

· Fractions

· Decimals;

Description/ clarification of TWO possible misconceptions arising from the learning of:

· Fractions

· Decimals.

Content (iii):

Discussion: Suggestions on how to overcome difficulties and misconceptions pertaining to Fractions and Decimals highlighted; Suitability of teaching-learning activities and resources selected.



· Literature review

· Graphic organisers: concept maps, etc.

· Illustrations: Diagrams/ Photographs/Pictures, etc.


Brief conclusion on related issues pertaining to the teaching-learning of rational numbers e.g. Fractions and Decimals at primary level.

Organisation: (Format/ Writing of report)

Tugasan ini sebenarnya kami pernah buat sebelum ini cuma mungkin soalannya diubah-ubah setiap semester. Namun kehendak soalan sebenarnya adalah hampir sama setiap semester.

Sekiranya anda semua berasa pening sebab dah takdea idea, sibuk menguruskan kerja sehingga tidak ada masa untuk menaip tugasan. Anda boleh terus ke SINI untuk mendapatkan khidmat menaip tugasan atau ke SINI untuk mendapatkan contoh tugasan terdahulu sebagai rujukan.
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