*Remember this formula and practice a lot! Do a zillion sums in your TEN-YEAR-SERIES and you'll score "A"s!"*After today's lesson, i realize that...maybe, like what Dr Yeap has mentioned: You were taught Math in the wrong method.

Upon reflection, i agree how math should be taught through the wonders of play in free exploration! I also agree on Broner's belief on having concrete materials/tools. The problems such as the Card Trick and Tangram really got me amazed and interested! :)

__Card Trick__It was certainly a tricky tricky problem to solve but my team and I managed to solve it on our second attempt! This is our solution: We started by listing the numbers 1-10 on the top of the paper. There after we spelt the number word, "one"

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

"O" "N" "E" 1

"T" "W" "O" 2

"T" "H"

"R" "E" "E" 3 "F" "O" "U" "R" 4

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Our final answer for the cards in sequence:

**Tangram**

The next problem I enjoyed most was the tangram! It's odd how i have seen it so many times but haven't quite have the time and motivation to explore/work on it. Today we had some time to try to use this particular formation - of a square and have it transformed into a rectangle..

This was what we were asked to start with - A square

After which, we came u with our own solutions:

Solution 1:

Solution 1:

Solution 2:

As much as i am seriously afraid of Math, i realized..there isn't anything to be afraid of!

Math is fun and there are a lot of exploration needed to find out similarities or patterns of a particular problem. Certainly cannot wait to learn how i can translate or modify all these ideas learnt in class to help my younger ones in school! :)

Math is fun and there are a lot of exploration needed to find out similarities or patterns of a particular problem. Certainly cannot wait to learn how i can translate or modify all these ideas learnt in class to help my younger ones in school! :)

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