Children are active learners who master concepts by progressing through three levels of knowledge - Concrete, Pictorial , Abstract.

 

Concrete - The use of manipulatives enables students to explore concepts at the first.

Pictorial - The students then progress to the representation of the same on paper.

Abstract- They will devise strategies and apply algorithms to solve problems when given only the expression the 

 

Facilitator : The individual who works with the learning of a child facilitates the process by engaging the child in a process of observation, exploration, experience, questioning and finally deriving the understanding the concept. In a classroom environment children learn best through active participation and peer learning. 

Activity centre - A math center encourages children to construct the knowledge , discuss , share ideas and deduce actively with each other and the facilitator. 

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