Learn the basic concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra in a fun way using cardboard tiles.
This course is intended for
(a) Teachers who want to use cardboard tiles in classroom activities to promote joyful math.
(b) Parents who want to engage with their children in exploring visual algebra in a playful way.
In this course, you will learn the following concepts in a fun and visual way by playing with a set of cardboard tiles
Algebraic expressions – Representation and operations.
Solving linear equations.
Algebraic identities – a visual proof.
There are 4 Quiz Sections encompassing around 20 fun questions to test your understanding of the concepts.
In this course, students will learn how to make their own set of cardboard tiles, discover why -1 x -1 is actually 1 in a visual way, why certain equations are called linear, what it means visually when we say factorization, understand how arithmetic and algebra are so similar conceptually, and finally understand how to visualize the different algebraic identities instead of just memorizing them.
Playing with cardboard tiles creates a strong conceptual foundation in the mind of the students which they can later build upon to visualize more advanced math concepts.
This course is specially curated by Professor Sundar Raj for primary grade students. Sundar Raj is a professor of mathematics, author as well as a math evangelist who has keen interest in developing hands on activities for children to make math exciting and fun. You can download some of his books for free at our official website.
Who this course is for:
- Teachers who want to use cardboard tiles in classroom activities to promote joyful math.
- Parents who want to engage with their children in a playful way to explore visual math.