Addition is the first big mathematical step after early learners build basic number sense. And like all first steps, it can be tough to take. Using countable manipulative (physical objects) will make addition concrete and much easier to understand. Students respond well to visual tools that help them understand the concept of addition. Any easily handled object may be used, from beads or blocks to candies n chocolates. So to learn and explore the concept of Addition students of Presidium represented addition and subtraction with objects and actions independent of what’s being counted. Counting on fingers is the most intuitive place to start before you transition to tokens, bottle caps, or paper cutouts, pencils, marbles, etc.
Presidium School orchestrated an activity in the TBL class named “Formation of Constellations” for students of Grade 3. By this aspect, young learners came to recognize stars in the sky and the pattern they formulate. In this activity, learners prepared flashcards, on each flashcard, they pasted star-shaped stickers and joined them with sketch pens to notice the shape they formed. Moreover, at the back of each flashcard, the pupils have written the name of each constellation. Likewise, four constellations namely, Orion, Great Bear, Ursa Major, and Delphinus were formed and decorated. All the students were full of energy and zeal while performing the activity. Through this activity, students were exposed to Art Integrated and Observational Learning.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power. Addition is the first math skill most students learn and mastering, in addition can be the first step towards a long-lasting appreciation of Math. To inculcate these skills in students, activity on the Addition of 4- digit numbers using Dienes blocks were conducted in Grade 3. Dienes Blocks are concrete representations of numbers that are in exact proportion to each other, so they can represent all powers of tens, such as ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands. They help our budding mathematicians to understand the relationship between place value columns. The activity helped them understand the relationships between numbers and how quantities relate to one another. By doing this activity, their basic concept of addition got clear in a very interesting and innovative manner.
The celebration of International Yoga Day is a reminder to incorporate yoga in every day routine to enjoy a happy life .With much fervor and enthusiasm Presidium School celebrated the International Yoga Day for all its classes on the virtual platform. The innumerable benefits of practicing Yoga were explained to all the participants and parents. The excitement of Presidians was palpable on screen as they geared up to celebrate the day.
Vedic Mathematics is a collection of techniques/sutras that helps to solve any calculations in a faster way. This technique sharpens the mind, increases mental agility, intelligence and most importantly boosts self-confidence .In our endeavor to develop the intuition ability and self-confidence of our Presidians, they have been introduced to Vedic Mathematics this session. Continuing the same, an activity was also organized for Grade IV students. All students participated with enthusiasm and enjoyed the uniqueness of Vedic Mathematics.