How Do We Organize Our World?
The students play a game in which they guess the “patterns of thinking” of others.
What is logic?
What do we associate it with?
What do we mean by logical thinking?
The students consider what is meant by a attribute of an object.
Ask the students: What guided you when you made your way through the picture “maze”? What did you base your choice on?
Tell the students what a attribute is. Choose some (2-3) of the pictures from the previous task. Ask the students about the attributes of other objects and write down the listed attributes on the blackboard.
Students form sets out of geometric shapes with specific attributes.
After they have finished the task ask the students:
If I hadn’t given you any boxes how would you have managed to arrange these shapes?
If you tried to arrange these things only in your mind would you be able to carry out the task?
How do you think we are able to organize and classify different objects in our thoughts?
The students learn about collections of sets, i.e. classes and classification.
- a large cardboard box
- the two smaller cardboard boxes from the previous exercise, which will then be placed in the large cardboard box
Show the students a film about the classification of animals.
What other animals belong to the cat family?
The students divide into sets according to specific attributes and then count the number of individuals there are in different sets.
The students look for examples of single element (singleton) sets and empty sets.
Is there such a thing as a set that has only one member?
Can there be such a thing as an empty set? What would be an example of such a set?
How many sets is it possible to create?
The students arrange objects chosen by themselves into sets and then draw up a catalogue of collections containing these sets together with their members.
They then make a drawing of their sets and give them a name or supplement them with drawings. Every object should be assigned a set even if it is the only member of that set.
The students go shopping in a store with their parents, they choose one shelf in the store and check what collections of objects they find on it.
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In this lesson, you will cover:
Mathematics.Primary 2.MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY.Data Collection [I].Objectives: Collect data and arrange them in arrays.
Mathematics.Primary 2.MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY.Data Collection [II].Objectives: Collect and arrange data in groups.
- Creative problem-solving
- Teamwork and collaboration skills
- Critical thinking and drawing conclusion
AuthorsAuthor: Patryk Zaremba
Methodology: Urszula Wojtowicz
Translation: Jason Lowther
Producer: Klaudia Chmura