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# NCoN2011 Brunei 25-26 April 2011 Workshop

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This is a 2-hour workshop on mathematical problem solving in primary school. It was conducted as part of National Conference on Numeracy 2011 by Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam.

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### NCoN2011 Brunei 25-26 April 2011 Workshop

1. 1. Yeap Ban Har<br />Marshall Cavendish Institute<br />Singapore<br />banhar@sg.marshallcavendish.com<br />NCoN2011<br />workshop<br />Developing Mathematical Problem-Solving Ability in Primary Levels<br />PasarGadong, Brunei Darussalam<br />www.banhar.blogspot.com<br />
2. 2. The Curriculum (Ministry of Education 2006)<br />
3. 3. Singapore Mathematics: Focus on Thinking<br />an<br />excellent<br />vehicle<br />for<br />the development<br />&<br />improvement of<br />a person’s intellectual<br />competencies<br />Ministry of Education Singapore 2006<br />
4. 4. PROBLEM 1<br />4<br />2<br />Group A3<br /> Step 1: Make 42<br /> Step 2: Make 6<br /> Step 3: Write the difference on the piece of square paper.<br />
5. 5. PROBLEM 1<br />4<br />2<br />Group B3<br /> Step 1: Make 42<br /> Step 2: Make 6<br /> Step 3: Write the difference on the piece of square paper.<br />
6. 6. PROBLEM 2<br />NCoN2011, Brunei Darussalam <br />
7. 7. Draw polygons on the grid paper such that the vertices are on the dots and the total number of dots on the perimeter of each polygon is four. <br />Find the area of each polygon.<br />PROBLEM 2<br />Group A3<br />Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />Each polygon has an area of 1 unit2.<br />
8. 8. We discussed how to find the area of this polygon.<br />In the end the group agreed that the area is 2 units2.<br />Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
9. 9. Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
10. 10. Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
11. 11. Draw polygons on the grid paper such that the vertices are on the dots and the total number of dots on the perimeter of each polygon is four. <br />Find the area of each polygon.<br />PROBLEM 2<br />Group B3<br />Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
12. 12. De Tweemaster, The Netherlands<br />
13. 13. PROBLEM 3<br />
14. 14. Responses by Teachers in Brunei at Workshops at NCoN2011 <br />
15. 15. PROBLEM 3<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
16. 16. PCF Kindergarten<br />Singapore<br />Question: Is it possible to use problem solving for every lesson?<br />Answer: Even in teaching a basic concept (i.e. the number five), a teacher used a problem-solving approach. Make a ‘toy’ using 5 cubes.<br />
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23. 23. Please tear the ten digit tiles out. <br />