Once a mathematician (not a teacher, but a real scientist!) Began to conduct a home math circle.
With children 3-5 years old, he did not cram the multiplication table and count from 1 to 9 and vice versa, but was engaged in the development of scientific thinking.
Interesting? What came of this, he said in the book (Zvonkin AK, “Kids and Mathematics. Home Club for Preschoolers”). I read it in one breath and am sharing with you.
For those who are looking for quick practical recommendations – go to the section “For those who want to do math with their children” and further. Who cares what the book is about – see the table of contents as an illustration.
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“It’s not you who decides where we are going. Parents decide, ”the French are strict in raising their children. The authority of the elders is unshakable. A child is not the “center of the Universe,” he adapts to the rules accepted in society: he and the adults line up in the store and in the toilet, calmly dine with his parents in a restaurant and are in no hurry to leave the table. Playrooms for children in restaurants are a rarity in France. Children are “little adults.” The words “hello”, “thank you” and “goodbye” are instilled in children from birth along with the words “mom” and “dad”.
French children, of course, play and play pranks, but when crossing the boundaries of what is permitted, any adult – whether one of the parents or an outsider in general – has the right to make a remark to the child. I was not very pleased when one day my neighbor took my son yelling all over the street to the side, Continue reading
Throw three coins six times and write down the result. Eagle. Eagle. Tails are a long solid line. Tails. Tails. The eagle is an intermittent line symbolizing the female bosom. The six traits drawn by the fortuneteller from the bottom – up (how to build a house), depending on the predominance of eagles and the tails of the coins that have fallen, are called a hexagram, from a hex – “six” and a gram – “I write”.
There are sixty-four in all. Sixty-four possible states of the universe – so simple …
But this is just an illusion that there are sixty-four of them, by the way. Connoisseurs of hexagrams assure that it is beyond human power to count their correct number, since at the time of divination (as at any other moment of being) one hexagram is always in action and, therefore, elusive. Continue reading