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Learning Mathematics at Elementary Level 1 – Importance of Learning Mathematics at the Elementary Stage of Schooling

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Unit 1 How children learn mathematics

  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 1.1 Learning Objectives
  • 1.2 The Ways a Child Thinks
  • 1.2.1 Stages of Cognitive Development
  • 1.2.2 Development of Mathematical Concepts
  • 1.3 Mathematics Learning during Early Childhood
  • 1.3.1 Ways of Learning Mathematics
  • 1.3.2 Mathematics Phobia
  • 1.3.3 Making Mathematics Learning Pleasurable
  • 1.4 Let Us Sum up
  • 1.5 Model Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 1.6 Suggested Readings and References
  • 1.7 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 2 Mathematics and Mathematics Education – Importance, Scope and Relevance

  • 2.0 Introduction
  • 2.1 Learning Objectives
  • 2.2 Nature of Mathematics
  • 2.3 Importance of Mathematics Education
  • 2.3.1 Mathematics in real life situation
  • 2.3.2 Mathematics and other branches of knowledge
  • 2.3.3 Mathematics and problem solving
  • 2.3.4 Ability to think mathematically
  • 2.4 Let Us Sum Up
  • 2.5 Model Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 2.6 Suggested Readings and References
  • 2.7 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 3 Goals and Vision of Mathematics Education

  • 3.0 Introduction
  • 3.1 Learning Objectives
  • 3.2 Aims of Mathematics Education
  • 3.2.1 Broader and narrower aims
  • 3.2.2 Specific Aims
  • 3.3 Visions for School Mathematics
  • 3.3.1 Children and Mathematics Education
  • 3.3.2 Mathematics Education beyond Class room
  • 3.3.3 Making Mathematics Learning Joyful
  • 3.3.4 Creating Conducive Learning Environment for Mathematisation
  • 3.4 Let Us Sum Up
  • 3.5 Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 3.6 Suggested Readings and References
  • 3.7 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 4 Learner and Learning – centered methodologies

  • 4.0 Introduction
  • 4.1 Learning Objectives
  • 4.2 Methods for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • 4.2.1 Inductive and Deductive
  • 4.2.2 Analysis and Synthesis Methods
  • 4.2.3 Project Method
  • 4.2.4 Problem Solving and Problem Posing
  • 4.3 Learning- centered Approaches of Teaching Mathematics
  • 4.3.1 5E’s Learning Model
  • 4.3.2 Interpretation construction (ICON) design model
  • 4.3.3 Concept Mapping
  • 4.3.4 Activity Based
  • 4.4 Making Mathematics Learning more Challenging and Satisfying
  • 4.4.1 Development of Learners’ creative abilities
  • 4.4.2 Use of Mathematics Laboratory and Library
  • 4.5 Let Us Sum Up
  • 4.6 Model Answers to Check your Progress
  • 4.7 Suggested Readings and References
  • 4.8 Unit-End Exercises

This study material was originally published on the National Institute of Open Schooling – NIOS website as part of the study material for the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) programme.


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