## Articles in the Primary Pack Category

### April 2018, Primary Pack »

[3 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

Proma Basu Roy
Have you come across books without words and having just pictures? Try and acquire one of these books and you will realize how reading a wordless picture book will give you immense joy, making your visual experience seem boundless. In most books, illustrations and pictures were always considered an add-on, but in these books, you will find that the pictures form an independent narrative. It goes without saying that these books act as a catalyst for immersing children into the world of books. Here are some activities that teachers can try out with these books.

### March 2018, Primary Pack »

[1 Mar 2018 | Comments Off on Word pictures | ]

Meena Raghunathan

Reading is still a challenge for many children. If they read, understanding what they are reading is the next challenge. This is where visualization comes in handy. Creating images in your mind as you are reading is a wonderful way to understand the text. Here are some tips and suggestions on how you can help your students create word pictures of what they are reading.

### February 2018, Primary Pack »

[1 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Little tours in mathland | ]

S N Gananath
The NCF 2005 mandates that an important objective of the math curriculum is the promotion of problem solving skills. Every creative teacher should be able to pass on this skill to her students so that they can experience and enjoy problem solving. Here are some activities that teachers can try out in their class.

### January 2018, Primary Pack »

[4 Jan 2018 | Comments Off on “Moving” with numbers | ]

Pavan RC
Kinesthetic math involves using the entire body to learn math and not just hands to write. It makes learning active. We have heard of people who hate math begin loving the subject after learning it with kinesthetic activities.
Math learning is fun with counters
In kinesics, young learners are introduced to the number system along with its quantity. An object usually called the manipulative/counter is given to the child to count. This allows the child to touch and count the number which helps him associate the number with the quantity. This tactile method of learning ensures that the learner remembers the concept more clearly. The counter can be buttons, beans, toffees, toy cars, etc. The counters are kept to …

### January 2018, Primary Pack »

[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on The power of estimation | ]

Sandhya Singh

Estimation is an important area of study in primary school. It is a skill that comes to our aid all through our lives and that is why before you introduce formal measurements in class here are a few activities to help enhance your students’ estimation skills.

### November 2017, Primary Pack »

[1 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Adding fun to math | ]

Suma Vivekanandan

Since math is an abstract subject, grasping it becomses easy for children if the subject is introduced to them through games. Here are a few simple games that you can get your students to play to understand LCM, multiplication, fractions, and number properties.

### October 2017, Primary Pack »

[3 Oct 2017 | Comments Off on What is your question today? | ]

Sharmila Govande
How can children be taught to question all the things that they see or hear or read rather than accept the answers given by the teachers? How can teachers work on building children’s curiosity levels and engage in questioning until they are satisfied and are clear about any concepts? Children ask questions when they feel that their questions are appreciated. Therefore parents and teachers should encourage children to ask questions. Here are some techniques that teachers can adopt in their classrooms to promote a questioning culture.

### August 2017, Primary Pack »

[1 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Sita’s Solitaire | ]

S N Gananath
Have you, as a teacher, come across the game called ‘Vamanaguntalu’ in Telugu,’ Pallankuzhi’ in Tamil or ‘Aluguli mane’ in Kannada? You may have even played it in your younger days. It is time now for you to go back to that game because it is absorbing and it has interesting mathematical patterns that you could use in your classroom to explain some basics in math. This article explores the game and how children can benefit in different ways.

### July 2017, Primary Pack »

[3 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on Back from the vacation! | ]

Sheel

We have just left behind some beautiful memories made during the vacation and it is time now to get back in earnest to classroom work. To make this transition easy why not pull out some of those vacation memories and convert them into teaching points?The author uses her own vacation in Sikkim to tell you how this can be done.

### April 2017, Primary Pack »

[3 Apr 2017 | One Comment | ]

Sinny Mole

Decimals first make their appearance in primary school. And they are always a tricky topic to teach young minds who are only aware of the whole number system. Here are a couple of activities that will help your students grasp the concept of decimals better.