Mathematics
is said to be the way we think, the study of patterns and
relationship, the tool for solving problems as well as a set of
interrelated concepts.

Math
takes place in our everyday life and it is a matter of whether did we
take notice or not. Integrating math into our everyday math
activities include setting the table for mealtimes, whereby children
are given a number of plates and as each plate is being put down, the
child is claims, “One plate down, I am left with 3 plates.”

'Math
should be learned in a fun way and not drill and kill.’ Learning
should be learned in a fun manner so as to allow children to acquire
more math skill rather than repetitive drill on rote counting and
doing of worksheet because they are a low-level of cognitive
activity. Hence,
I feel that all teachers should try new ways to approach problems so
as to engage children in activities.

I agree on the
Five Process Standards, which students should acquire and use
mathematical knowledge which are: Problem Solving, Reasoning and
Proof, Communication, Connections and Representation.

Mathematics is an
essential life skill. Therefore, a teacher need to model and nurture
the passion and joy in children when solving a mathematical problem.
In addition, parents should integrate math into their child’s
everyday life with fun, so that children will have a liking towards
math.

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