Bagaimana Mengajar Bayi Matematik ?
Saya mendapat idea untuk menulis artikel ini ketika sedang mencari bahan untuk mengajar bayi saya, Muhammad Al Fateh, yang umurnya tepat 12 bulan pada 23 April 2015 iaitu pada tarikh artikel ini ditulis. Jadi, saya berazam nak mula mendidik Al Fateh betul betul secara sistematik untuk subjek matematik ini.
Maka, hasil kajian saya , disimpan dalam artikel dalam blog ini untuk rujukan saya dan juga ibu ibu seperti saya.
Diantara persoalan yang menarik yang ditimbulkan oleh majoriti ibubapa ialah
Adakah kita boleh mengajar matematik kepada bayi ???
Kami percaya bahawa kanak kanak yang dididik dengan persekitaran matematik akan lebih mudah memahami ilmu matematik apabila mereka masuk ke zaman persekolahan
Bayi boleh belajar Matematik lebih hebat dari orang dewasa TETAPI mesti diajar sebelum bayi berumur 2tahun 6bulan.
While a child may end up being a good reader even if taught from the age of five or six, there is a certain type of math teaching that – for it to be guaranteed to be successful – must be started before the age of two and a half. In children under the age of two and a half (and some slightly older children), right-brain dominancy gives the ability to “subitize” large quantities – that is, to instantly perceive how many items are in a relatively large set, without counting or guessing.
As a parent, you can make use of this natural ability in your very young child to teach him about the true nature of quantity. The Doman and Shichida math programs begin by teaching numbers as quantities, rather than the symbols (1, 2, etc) used to represent them. Understanding numbers in this way enables children to instantly “see” the solutions to equations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. And while the ability to subitize large quantities fades as children grow older, the ability to do instant math need not.
Even when children are over the age of two and a half, and can no longer subitize large quantities, there is still a great deal to be said for beginning mathematics at an early age. Quantity recognition can still be taught – but with quantities presented on a grid rather than in a random formation. For example, presenting the number 15 like this…
… makes it easy to tell that there are 15 items, almost as quickly as if there were only 5 items.
The child who understands quantity before she begins learning equations begins her mathematical education on a much more solid footing than the child who does so being familiar only with the symbols used to represent numbers.
BAYI SUKA BELAJAR MATEMATIK !!
Babies love learning about quantity, and they love seeing equations – as long as both of these things are presented in a fun, happy way. If you use your toddler’s favorite animal or cartoon character for your Little Math lessons, it won’t take long for your child to start asking to see them on a regular basis – probably more often than you had planned to show them!
What’s more, children who begin understanding mathematics at an early age are immensely proud of their achievements. All of us feel great when we know the right answer to something. Perhaps no other subject makes such clear distinctions between right and wrong as mathematics.
Mathematics lessons have always been good for babies. The difference now is that these lessons look as fun as they possibly can, and require as little preparation as possible, too. For parents at least, there has surely never been a better time than right now to teach babies math.