Introductory Integrated Maths and Science Class on Shapes (October 2017)


Dear VCIS ep1 red parents and guardians,

This is week 24 for all the English Programme 1 pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

The children in my class are 6 years old and English is a foreign language for them.

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Next week the ep1 red pupils will start to learn about shapes in Maths.

Today the children had an introductory lesson on shapes by using tangrams to create various animals.

A tangram is essentially a puzzle consisting of 7 shapes.

These shapes can then be used to create a multitude of animals and objects.

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tangram animals

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1. Firstly the children were given a double sided tangram template to colour in. Each shape needed to be a different colour. The other side of the tangram template was also coloured in, using exactly the same colours as the first side.

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2. They then cut out the 7 shapes a tangram consists of.

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3. The children watched various mini videos on how to create different animals and composed them using the mini-whiteboards as a ‘canvas’. The children were initially shown the ‘shadow’ of the animal they needed to create so as they could try to figure out which shapes went where. Then they were given the answer key as to the correct position of each specific shape.

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4. The children then chose one animal they liked and stuck them onto their worksheets by moving each shape from their mini-whiteboard onto their worksheet.

5. Finally the children wrote simple informative sentences about their animals relating to whether it was a mammal, bird reptile or fish.

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This is an example of integrated learning in the classroom.

The children are applying what they have previously learnt in Science (mammals, birds, fish and reptiles) and indeed Health (body parts) last term, to complement their learning in an entirely different subject this term. In this case the subject being Mathematics.

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Thank you…teacher Chaz.



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Introductory Integrated Maths and Science Class on Shapes (October 2016)


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Dear VCIS ep1 Red parents and guardians,

Next week the ep1 children here at Varee Chiangmai International School will start to learn about shapes in Maths.

Today the children had an introductory lesson on shapes by using tangrams to create various animals.

A tangram is essentially a puzzle consisting of 7 shapes.

These shapes can then be used to create a multitude of animals and objects.

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tangram animals

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1. Firstly the children were given a tangram template to colour in.

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2. They then cut out the 7 shapes a tangram consists of.

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Coloured in tangram.



3. The children watched various mini videos on how to create different animals and composed them using the mini-whiteboards as a ‘canvas’.

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A tangram bird.

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A tangram crab.

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Tangram crab on mini-whiteboard.

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A tangram camel.

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A tangram dog.

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A tangram whale.

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Tangram whale on mini-whiteboard.

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A tangram elephant.

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A tangram rabbit.

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A tangram whale.



4. The children then chose one animal they liked and stuck them onto their worksheets.

5. Finally the children wrote simple informative sentences about their animals relating to whether it was a mammal or a bird.

This is an example of integrated learning in the classroom.

The children are applying what they learned in Science (mammals and birds) and indeed Health (body parts) last term, to complement their learning in an entirely different subject this term. In this case Mathematics.

Thank you…teacher Chaz.

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Jumping fox

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Chicken in a field

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