To create an ICT-based introduction. This mathematical introduction focuses on improving the child’s understanding of two and three-dimensional geometrical shapes by enhancing their ability to analyse and compare them. It needs to show different shapes that are used to make the different components of a typical model water park. These include; Large rectangle cardboard cut-out painted blue to represent the swimming pool for the adults, a small rectangle cardboard cut-out painted blue to represent the children’s swimming pool, a Long cylinder-shaped straw to represent the water slide, a tall cuboid to represent the ladder to the top of the water slide, small cuboids to represent the bathrooms, a circle cut out to represent a Ferris wheel placed in the park, spheres to represent the bouncing balls, cut out 2d characters with eyes and a big smile who are painted with bright colours to use the water slide including a rhumbas, rectangle, circle, square, oval, and 3d characters painted with bright colours who will use the water slide including sphere, cube, cuboid, cone, half sphere, and a triangular prism.
The activity begins with the children being introduced to the model waterpark. The children are then asked to identify the different objects that they have seen in waterparks or associate with waterparks. This is undertaken to help the children become actively engaged in the exercise. This is followed by the engagement of the children by asking them to identify the different parts of the waterpark available in the water park such as the swimming pool, and the water slide which is followed by asking them to identify the shapes that they see in the waterpark.
The second activity begins with the children being tasked with the identification of different 2D and 3D shapes. Each child in succession is asked to pick a shape, any shape, to identify what kind of shape it is and then to slide it down the waterslide as the whole class says along ‘The x shape slides down the water slide’. For example, if a child picks a sphere, they are first asked what shape that is. When the child answers the class is asked if it is a sphere and if it correctly identifies the sphere is slid down the water slide, the whole class says ‘The sphere slides down the water slide’. If it is not correctly identified the child is corrected by a volunteer from the class or the teacher in case no kid positively identifies it. This process is repeated until all the shapes have been exhausted.
The children are then asked to cut out different 2D shapes and stick them in a workspace provided for them to test their understanding of the shapes. The students will also be provided with assorted 3D objects such as cans and cereal boxes for identification.
It needs lots of visuals and pictures.
Class aims to be prep to year 2 level.