Math Annual Plan 2014-15

Topics

1. Numbers, number line

2. Addition and

3. subtraction

4. Skip counting

5. Odd and even ( grouping, pairing)

6. Addition and subtraction as opposite ( inverse) operation

7. Place value

8. Money

9. Word problems

10. Multiplication

11. Time

12. Geometry – introduction to shapes, rangoli ( patterns)

13. Weight and balances – introduction to more , less, heavy, light, vocabulary, unit of measure, estimation of weight

Philosophy of Math / Aim

Children to be comfortable, confident with numbers. To ensure each child not only feels comfortable with numbers but treasures and enters the world of numbers with excitement and a sense of achievement .

To enable children to transition from concrete to abstract concepts in numbers through class discussions, questions, games and activities.

Emphasis is laid on understanding concepts, on finding patterns and on mental arithmetic skills besides learning facts and procedures.

To consciously move away from the ‘popular belief’ that math is just about rote learning of facts and procedures by repetitive exercises while being fully aware math is a subject in which abstraction plays a key role.

Keeping the nature of the subject in focus, math concepts are interdependent and tightly connected and hence pre-requisite skills and concepts require mastery and this will be dealt with revision and reinforcement purely owing to slow decay in memory in most humans ( adults) except for children.:)

Learning objectives

1. Revise and strengthen their knowledge of number sequence upto 100 and then move on to bigger numbers.

Strengthen knowledge of the number sequence and reading of numerals

Counting of numbers forward and backwards starting from any number , connect addition and subtraction with moving forward and backward on the number line.

Connect number sequence to number line

Use concepts of greater than and less than and the symbols , associate greater than and less than with relative positions( left /right) on the number line

Use comparison clues to guess a number

2. Skip counting

Learn to count in jumps/ skips of 2, 3, 5, 10’s

Learn to count beyond 100

3. Odd and even number

Lear about odd and even numbers , identify odd and even numbers. Understand with even/odd the word pair and grouping of objects into pairs

Use the idea of grouping in pairs to reason about odd and even numbers and about patterns in adding

4. Mathematical Rules

Understand what a rule is and give mathematical rules

Distinguish general rules from specific rules

5. Finding the opposite

Understand addition and subtraction as opposite (inverse) operations

6. Mental math

Fluency in mentally adding a single digit number to a given number

Practice simple mental addition and subtraction

7. Place Value

Deepen their understanding of the decimal structure of numbers ( ones, tens, hundreds)

Use of sticks, stick bundles and beads/ bead boards to understand ones, tens, hundreds and carryover and borrow across zero procedure

Understanding of how place value is used in addition and subtraction, use of carrying and borrowing procedures.

8. Subtractions

Fluency in subtracting one digit number from a given number

Practice mental subtraction of 2, 3, 5, 10,100

9. Number building

To increase familiarity with two, three, four digit numbers, practice addition/subtraction of ones, tens, reinforce their understanding of carryover and borrow procedures in addition and subtraction.

Practice reading/ writing numbers more than 100, prepare for learning the pattern of adding and subtracting one and 10 to a number

Revision of addition as counting up, relate carryover to moving to the next floor above on a number building

Revision of subtracting as counting down, relate borrow to moving to the floor below on a number building

10. Money

Bring in the idea of real money , use of addition and subtraction in real life , its use in day to day

Solve problems/word problems through pictures involving addition and subtraction

Use numbers to describe situations in the worlds and to draw inferences

Solve problems using informal methods

Make up word problems from a given diagram

11. Multiplication

Learn the concept of equal groups

To associate multiplication with total number of objects in equal groups and with repeated addition

Learn the vocabulary of multiplication

Vocabulary

Counting backwards, counting in jumps, skip, pair, complete pair, complete pair, even, odd, rule, general rule, addition fact, , subtraction fact, opposite

A one, a ten, a hundred, symbol, carryover, borrow, ones place, tens place, hundreds place

Number building, clue, addition/subtraction in columns/ vertical columns, adding/ subtracting in 10, adding tens and ones, making connections, thinking cap

Counting in tens, hundreds, thousands, number colony

About 12, 3-5 eggs, hundreds of eggs, thousands of eggs, how many altogether, how many in all, how many missing, word problem, statement, diagram

Resources

Homi Baba Math for every child Part A/B (Text + workbook, NCERT Class II

Place value cards

Suja math worksheets

Additional resources

Stories – One grain of Rice – A mathematical folktale

Riddle – Fox, Duck, Corn and KDM

The boy who loved math

How much is a million

Games

Snakes and Ladders

Hop Scotch

Housie

Uno

Calendar

Marbles

Skipping

Evaluation