Did you know that talking about maths problems is beneficial for students learning maths? The process improves reasoning skills and helps them understand why a solution works, rather than memorising and rote learning.
Educators stress the distinction between the precise language of mathematics and more informal talk. And, in many classrooms all mathematics can be seen as under the sole control of the teacher. But, research points to the importance of collaborative tasks and talk in learning mathematics. Allowing learners to construct solutions for themselves through talk enriches individuals’ logical thinking and problem solving skills. To help learners experience being mathematicians, meaningful contexts and examples can be provided.
It is good fun for young writers to tell their stories using legos or modelling clay at first. We call it "Playful Story Writing". You can find more information on this from Cambridge University research. The process helps improve literacy and helps students in their exams.
Students can take care of spelling and grammar more easily after they finish writing their stories - not before! This way they don't have to begin writing with the worry that they may fail in their writing skills. Is your child enjoying learning?
To attend the after school workshops at Canalside House Wednesday afternoons, online registration and advance booking are advised. Register and book a place.