Successful teachers understand how to integrate personal, family, and community experiences and cultural norms of young children into their lessons to develop young children’s mathematical thinking. These are also incorporated into collaborative and supportive interaction in the early childhood classroom.
For this assignment, use the grade level of your field experience class and select 1-3 math standards based on content that is currently being taught. You will be implementing one of these activities in a future field experience. Develop three cooperative group activities for groups of 3-4 students. One group activity should be technology -based, one should focus on problem solving, and one should focus on active inquiry.
Describe each activity in 250-500 words, including the following:
- Standards-based objective
- Content related, age appropriate vocabulary
- Strategies that integrate personal, family, community experiences, and cultural norms of students
- Cooperative learning strategies to support collaboration and supportive interaction (Each student should be an active part of the activity.)
- Resources and hands-on materials to enhance learning
- Differentiation to address students’ diverse learning needs
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Requirements: 250-500 Words
The activity will entail each team member being handed objects that represent three different fruits. The teacher will then give the team tasks that require them to solve a problem. The tasks will need all three students to work together, each assisted by the rest to solve the problem. On one task, the teacher will ask one student to supervise counting objects representing one fruit. Subsequently, the teacher will ask the students to take a number from the whole and present their answers. Consequently, each team member will be required to supervise the other in counting the remaining objects, where they will be asked to take out a number from the whole and present their answer as the remaining objects. This exercise will help the students be active in the lesson and ensure that they can relate numerical figures with physical objects.