Wednesday, March 20, 2013

39-Prepare Your Child for Math Learning

Now we can plan for the new academic year for your child. After their examination, during this vacation, whenever your son/daughter gets time to ask him/her to list out the important formulae (formulas) from their previous grade math class. Try to find some technique to remember them. I don't want to have the habit of mugging up technique. Which is not good at all to understand the basic concept of the subject. 

Do see, how we can plan our Math study from next academic year. As per as the subject Math is the concern, (You can definitely try this for other subjects also), we will make some folders for math and label them as follows 

1) School work: Ask your child to write everything that his/her Math teacher says. If any concept is not understood then, it should be cleared at the same time. Then systematically plan for the same day to revise what had done in Math Class for that day. 
2) Question Set Prepared by MeAsk your son/daughter to prepare 2 to 5 questions based on the topic and write them on a separate note sheet. These sheets should be numbered topic wise. (Let us see one example of numbering the sheet. Let us see the example of giving the number for question sheet prepared by the child on the topic Similarity, the number will be " My-Question/Similarity/7th-Grade/20032013 (today's date)/001 " and so on). This habit will improve his/her ability to maintain or manage proper planning for everything in the future.
3) Happy work: We all know that for Math, we need to practice more to understand the concept. In the school, the Math teacher may allow some work to your child to do at home. Generally, it is called as "Home Work " I had given the name to " Home Work " as "Happy Work "  So we are labeling this folder as " Happy Work ". We must tell our child to perform their Happy Work within the Time framed for it & all such sheet/ notebook should be kept in the folder labeled as " Happy Work ". Every time we need to watch at the completion of the work allotted to them by their teacher.
4) My achievements: We know that Every Child is Brilliant, so definitely he/she may have some creative ideas. Those ideas must be written on the sheet and must be maintained properly in some folder labeled as " My Achievements "
5) My Doubts: Prepare shortlisted doubts on some sheet and remember that these doubts must be cleared out very next day by their teachers.
6) Math Dictionary: Help your child to list out the important words of Math with there meaning/ Definition and note down these words in a separate notebook.
7) Math Formulae: Help your child to list out the important topic wise formulae of Math and note down these formulae in a separate notebook.

In very short period we are starting the Basic Concepts Of Math by taking some topics. 

I would like to clear this point with you that, I am not any great person. These are my views. You may know better than me. If you suggest me something more, I will definitely improve myself and improve my Blogs.

Anil Satpute

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