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Logic & Mathematical Thinking I (Age 3.5 - 4.5/5)    Fall Semester

Overview:

Logic & Mathematical Thinking I aims to help preschoolers develop logic thinking ability through a fun and rich environment in which young children will mathematize their everyday life experiences. The course also aims to enhance young children’s observation skills, fine motor skills, as well as their mathematical language for the preparation of later formal school math learning. The 5 modules covered in Course I are:1) logic reasoning; 2) number sense; 3) observation; 4) fine motor; and 5) expressiveness.

Logic Reasoning:

• Measurement in natural units

• Strategic games I & II

• Easy logic reasoning puzzles

• Time in everyday life (rotation)

Number Sense:

• Part & Whole

• Number partitioning and regrouping

• Equal partition of a number

Observation:

• Labyrinth puzzles

• The learning of point, line, & plane

• The learning of parallel

• Solid shapes I

Fine motor:

• Equal shares of shapes (basic)

• Origami (basic)

• Comparisons between measurements (basic)

Expressiveness:

• Classification & statistics (basic)

• Mind/Thinking Map ##### Eileen Wu

A Ph.D graduate from Columbia University, Ms. Wu served as a consultant at Noggin and Viacom.

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Logic & Mathematical Thinking II (Age 4.5 - 6)   Fall Semester

Overview:

Logic & Mathematical Thinking II aims to help preschoolers develop logic thinking ability through a fun and rich environment in which young children will mathematize their everyday life experiences. The course also aims to enhance young children’s observation skills, fine motor skills, as well as their mathematical language for the preparation of later formal school math learning. The 5 modules covered in Course II are:1) logic reasoning; 2) number sense; 3) observation; 4) fine motor; and 5) expressiveness.

Logic Reasoning:

• Logic reasoning (comparisons)

• Logic reasoning (words)

• Substitution

• Sorting & Enumeration----Orderly thinking

• The amazing “Bridge” math problem

Number Sense:

• The sequence and order in our daily routines

• The introduction of equation--- The one unknown variable for young children

• The use of balance scale---Replace an object with other objects that are in different weights

Observation:

• The interesting “Tangram”

• The learning of planes

• Solid shapes II

• 3D shapes puzzle

Fine motor:

• Equal shares of shapes (advanced）