The "Thinking Training Activity Class" is a special mathematics development course built by Wanhangdu Road Primary School in Jing'an District, Shanghai. The course is included in the curriculum and has about 35 class hours per academic year.
In the mathematics thinking training activity class, there are three forms of individual activities, group activities, and class activities. The choice of the three types of activities is not absolute, and can be recycled in a complete teaching activity. For example, at the beginning of teaching activities, mobilization and requirements are carried out in the form of group activities, so that students can clarify the purpose of the activities and the intention of learning. In the course of activities, the form of individual activities and group activities are generally used alternately to give students more time and space to participate in activities. In the final report, summary, and evaluation, collective activities are used again to strengthen the feedback of teachers '"teaching" and the feedback of students' "learning" to correct the problems of teaching and learning.
Mathematics thinking training activity class is mainly composed of three parts: active content, inquiry content and literacy content, which is divided into combination of numbers and figures, clever calculation and quick calculation, math reading appreciation, simple application problem solving, international number chess, open problems , Seven special topics, such as small topic research, the curriculum is centered on the subject of mathematics and extends to the familiar things and life of students. For example, the learning content of the combination of numbers and shapes is to fill numbers and find numbers; the clever calculation and quick calculation parts contain content such as number puzzles, calculations, and ratios; mathematics reading appreciation includes Gaussian stories, 24 New Years a day, etc. Simple application problem solving includes content such as sawing wood and remainder calculation; open problems include clever planting of saplings and small animals queuing, etc .; small topical studies include flowers in flower shops, changes and invariances.
Curriculum evaluation does not use the form of an exam, but gives a detailed description and evaluation of the ideas that reflect the students' outstanding work and learning in a certain process. In addition, there are oral exams, classroom observations, interview evaluations, questionnaire evaluations, observation records evaluation and performance evaluations using scales. Teachers track students and gradually establish student thinking training courses learning files. Not only evaluate what the student knows, but also what the student can do, but also evaluate the innovative spirit and practical ability of the student in actual activities.