MATH FAIR 2012

Math 103 students conducted an observation at the Math Fair in line with their course and major. Here’s my output from the event:

I. Purpose of the study

The objective of the students is to arrive with interactive activities and games to engage their future students in a fun discussion of Mathematics. They are exposed to different techniques to make the subject interactive and fun.

II. Significance of the study

The importance of the observation being conducted is that for us to know the recent techniques that can be used during discussions to make the class interactive and to remove the fear of the students in the subject Mathematics.

III. Results and Findings

Among the activities presented, the top three presentations that qualify my criteria (novel, relevant and important to my profession) are the following:

▪ HIT THE MATH

The mechanics of the game:

1) A student has 3 chances to hit the box using the plastic balls.

2) When she hits the box, there will be an equation. The difficulty depends on where they throw the ball: Red-easy; Yellow-average;

Green-difficult box.

3) She will have to answer the given equation on the whiteboard.

4) If she gets the correct answer, she gets a prize.

- I chose this game because the first time I saw it, despite the fact that it seems interesting to play because of its visual attraction which is good for the children. I also like the target purpose which is very useful for us educator that we can use as an learning activity for teaching Mathematics with fun!

▪ BRAIN BANG

The mechanics of the game:

1) Shoot the target of difficulty of your choice.

2) Pick a question from the bowl according to the difficulty chosen.

3) Answer the question within the given time.

4) Prizes will be given according to the following:

a. Easy: 1 chit

b. Medium: 2 chits

c. Hard: 3 chits

d. If not answered correctly, we will...