From the real to the abstract

Jayadeva, G.S. (2009) From the real to the abstract. Learning Curve (12). pp. 17-18. ISSN 2582-1644

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This process of observation and recording gives children an opportunity to learn the skill of measurement and of recording data accurately. They also learn to recognize patterns in a biological phenomenon and hence learn to predict results in a similar situation. Apart from this, we could draw a vital link to maths through this biology experiment. The growth of the roots and shoots, recorded as centimeters, are no doubt numbers. Yet these are not lifeless numbers, but represent a live phenomenon. Using these data, children developed a bar graph and a line graph.In this experiment also, the numbers were not lifeless. At the same time, we debated as to why the head has developed to its maximum size at such an early age. How many neurons are there at birth? Do neurons increase in the life time of an individual?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Jayadeva, G.S.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Full Text Status: Public
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