When young children categorize items by number, they are beginning to perceive the relationships between them.
As they evolve in their ability to recognize and count the written numeral, they start to understand how they work together.
In this activity, your budding mathematicians learned how to recognize and count tigers within the scope of our tiger theme.
Using toy tigers and pictures of a jungle, students placed these items onto four different pictures, counting and naming the numbers while doing so.
Children learn through experiences, and the earlier they are exposed to STEM-based hands-on learning experiences, the better.
Engineering activities, by their nature, are an inquiry-based pedagogical strategy that promotes learning across disciplines.
Engineering curricula introduces students of all ages to everyday applications of science, mathematics, technology and engineering that match their values and view of the world.
This, and many of our other activities are designed to engage students in hands-on STEM experiences in order to improve their understanding of fundamental concepts in a way that capitalizes upon their design, visualization, creativity and teamwork skills and yearnings.
For this activity, students were given toy tigers, rocks, pine cones, and blocks.
They were told to construct a structure using the materials.
After they finished, they teamed up with their friends to create even bigger structures!
The tiger is the largest of the four big cats, and one that is very fascinating to people all over the world.
Tigers are fierce predators that make them a formidable member of the food chain. They have been able to successfully evolve from ancient tigers for almost 2 million years, continually adapting well to their surroundings.
These fascinating creatures live in Asia, which is where their natural habitats are. They are most likely found in the swamps, grasslands and rain forests of Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Russia.
For this activity, we created a habitat for our tigers, resembling the rain forests of Southeast Asia. Together with their friends, your little ones used toy tigers and leaves to make a lush home for their creatures!