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ACTIVITIES TO
STRENGTHEN CLASSROOM TEACHING
1.

Teaching multiplication in class :
Some students who are good in math logics, just need an opportunity to play with numbers
and solve word problems. 


a) 
To teach
multiplication using cutouts of circles. Give each one a set of circlese and sheets of
paper. Explain that multiplication is simply doing repeated addition and that they will
use addition to learn multiplication. Explain by writing 6 x 4 = 24. Then ask them to come
with as many ways of multiplying numbers to get a total of 24. Ask them to place the
circles instead of writing the numbers. 
b) 
Ask the students to
create multiplication word problems. Ask them to create imaginary names and characters for
each number. For e.g. : 9 can be naughty nine and 2 can be fat two. Naughty nine had two
fat cakes for his birthday and he shared it with 18 friends. 
c) 
Music : Multiplication
through song and music too. Those with musical ability will be able to grasp faster. A
teacher can create her own songs 
d) 
Art : Students can be
asked to draw a picture and showing the multiplication E.g.: A drawing for 4 x 2 could be
of a bear holding 4 jars of honey and two baby bears holding eight flowers in their hands. 
Another example is also
mentioned explaining how one topic could be covered, bringing out all the 8 areas of
intelligences as explained previously.
2. 
Activity : Teaching the children about Mammals
in Danger 


a) 
You could begin by going to the
library or bring books to the class and talk about the topic. 
b) 
Divide the class in groups and
then ask each group to prepare a poster on the information they have gathered. 
c) 
Ask them to come up with reasons
as to how these mammals could be protected. 
d) 
Ask them to prepare a model to
depict the habitat of these animals. 
e) 
Ask the group to prepare a write
up on the topic. 
f) 
Make a project corner in the
class. 
This definitely looks to be a much interesting way of learning about the "Mammals in
Danger".
When planning a lesson, if the teacher could consider the following questions, it will
help in making learning an interesting process.
How do I include the following and to what extend in my lessons :
1. 
Numbers, analytical thinking,grouping. 
2. 
Graphics and colours. 
3. 
Group work, sharing views and debates. 
4. 
Reading, writing and verbal expressions as a group and
individually. 
5. 
Music and movement. 
6. 
Physical games, role play and art craft. 
Creating Groups : It is important for the teacher to know sometimes students need to work
even in groups, thus different groupings can help in getting everyone to interact better
with each other.
1. 
Forming groups of students with
high, low and average academic ability. 
2. 
Forming groups of students with
different strengths or abilities in a group e.g. verbal, musical, logical etc. 
3. 
Forming a group that consists of
boys and girls in equal numbers. 
4. 
Forming a group of students
strengths and weaknesses in a particular area. Children with a similar level of
performance can be put together. 
These groupings help us in
understanding the peer relationships among the groups, peer preferences, tolerance and
acceptance among each other when working together.
When assessing the performance of the gifted children in class, the teacher could use :
1. An assessment bringing out the strengths, she could describe them.
2. Mention the performance during a project or assignment.
3. Observations and class tests.