The lessons in this unit were implemented during the month of February--the period in which the Chinese New Year was celebrated. In addition to the (extra) time allotted for exploring and creating shapes/animals, students also applied their logical thinking skills and spatial relationships through chess. Students worked individually and with their peers.
Use logical/spatial relationship skills.
Demonstrate an understanding of mathematics terms (geometry).
Create puzzles of animals based on the 12-animals cycle of the Lunar Calendar.
Students were assessed through hands-on as well as writing-based activities.
This unit would be excellent for the January/ February period since the Lunar New Year is celebrated during such time. Various objects and/or paper-foldings are readily available and can be obtained to complement the implementation of the unit.
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