Name of Activity: Mathematics with Magnetic Tiles
Age or Grade level: 5 years old
Type of activity: Small group
Curriculum Area: Mathematical development
- Laminated labels for halves, thirds and fourths.
- Magnetic tiles
- Introduce the names of 2D Shapes using magnetic tiles by interactive session
- Discuss the objects that are similar to basic shapes.
- Sorting the magnetic tiles into three groups.
- Making whole shapes using magnetic tiles.
- Label the created shapes.
- Developmental Activity
- Step01: Teacher will introduce the basic shapes using magnetic tiles and ask children to recall the names of the shapes.
- Step 02: Talk about the difference and similarity of each shape and allow children to name the objects that are similar to the magnetic tile shape.
- Step 03: Place two baskets and have children sort the magnetic tiles into two groups such as triangles and squares.
- Step 04: Have students make a magnetic square using two triangles and label it as halves, make a rectangle using three squares and label it thirds, make a big square using four squares and label it as fourth. Discuss about the mathematical concept of fractions.
- Assessment: Making a checklist with below Questions:
- Were all students engaged and participating?
- Were they comfortable with the activity set ups?
- Which activity went very well/not so well/not as well as expected?
- Did materials spark participation?
- Were children able to recall the words halves, thirds and fourths?
- Did children understand the concept of fractions?
- Expressive language- Let the child with higher Mathematical skills to sort the triangle into two groups such as right triangles and equilateral triangles.
- Follow Up:
- Let the children make 3D shapes using magnetic tiles such as cube, cuboid and pyramid.