Mathematical Magic and Craft
Mathematical Magic and Craft, A fun way to develop Mathematical Thinking, Problem Solving Skills and Creativity!.
Mathematics is the foundation of all science and technology subjects. Success in mathematics can make our students more self-assured, and lead them to excellence in other areas of learning. Therefore it is crucial for our younger generations to be competent in mathematics. Unfortunately, many students and even some teachers have misconceptions about mathematics, thus making mathematics a difficult subject for them. This Magical Workshop on Creativity in Maths Education aims to help teachers appreciate the true nature of mathematics. Special emphasis will be on developing Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and Problem-Solving Strategies. It also aims to help them realize that helping students to learn maths can be such fun with some magical touch. This course emphasizes helping students to learn rather than teaching them. In this fun-filled, hands-on, and minds-on workshop participants will discover a series of motivational ideas to instill a love for mathematics in their students. At the end of this course, participants will be able to begin their lessons with meaningful set induction and facilitate the learning of mathematics creatively using some mathematical magic, puzzles, maths craft, and games. Use appropriate teaching aids to help students understand the concept, use puzzles to develop problem-solving skills, identify the difference between exercise and real problems, recognize maths problems that can set students Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), and support reluctant learners with more care and concern.