Today the lecturer introduced “Area”. We were asked to cut different shapes and explore with mosaic puzzles. It was something different and he used the mosaic puzzles to find the area of the shapes. The shapes looked interesting and fun to do measurements.
Dr Yeap talked about Piaget Theory and it is a good time to recap the concept on assimilation and accommodation. Assimilation means to try to incorporate new ideas to fit into what the child already knows. Accommodation means creating new structure when a child is challenged with something that is existing to his knowledge. Teachers are to create higher thinking activities for the children to explore.