## Scratch Madala at Aikiyam school

Pratap

This week me and Murali went to Aikiyam to teach shapes using scratch. We started with the drawing a straight line. Then asked children to draw a triangle . Children took some time and then figured out the angle to draw a triangle. Then we asked them to draw the following shapes like square, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon , octagon. Then using this shapes we asked then to draw mandala. Children were interested to  draw their own mandalas . Children understood the concept of repeat loop. They were familiar with the  pen function in the scratch. Children were able to connect the angles for different shapes.

## Visualising solid shapes

We,8th graders at Isai Ambalam school children started a lesson called visualising solid shapes in mathematics. We used sodo cubes to understand different views of  a solid shape.  Children have been divided into four groups. 20 sodo cubes were given to each group. One child from each group should make a solid shape using 20 cubes and should draw the front view, side view and top view. He has to show this views to his partner without showing the shape.The other person should make the same model by seeing drawings. Children enjoyed this activity. They were able to draw the different views of solid shapes and also make the shapes by seeing the views. But the question they had was how to draw the views if the model has holes. Then they came to the conclusion of using dotted lines to represent the holes.

## Multiplication

~Saranya, Sundar and Madhavan

Here we have created project on multiplication using graph in scratch. It helps children to understand double digit number multiplication by looking at this program.

In that project violet is Hundred’s Green is Ten’s and Red is One’s.

## Lines and Lines

~Saranya

2nd Grade at Isai Ambalam we were working on different types of lines. Children learnt standing line, slanting line, sleeping line and curved line. We split children into 4 groups and I gave 1 task to each group. Each group built different shapes example alphabetic’s, house and toys with some constrain, which is 1. they should use all the 4 lines. 2. specific constrain 2-standing line, 3 slanting line, 6 sleeping line and 1 curved line etc…

Children did creatively  they had done the lines task. Each group built different shapes and they worked together. I was able to see team work ex: one child drawing before pasting the stick on the paper another child giving idea to put things around and in, another child cutting the sticks with needed size.

## Session on Brain with Inspiration Team(React, Respond, Realise)

~ Vimal, Abilash, Ranjith

An interactive session on the concepts React, Respond & Realise was held with kids to understand the various types of brain parts associated with these emotional reactions. Kids learnt about the types of brain and various functions these brain will do in our normal day to day life. Also they were able to relate these concepts with the story we have taken up(Maharaj Parikshith). All the kids are asked to draw the types of brain on their hand and on paper for better understanding.The kids came up with a lot of question on the topic, which were brainstormed and understood by all the kids. Every kid shared their learning from the session.

## scratch program to show equivalent fractions

The following program was created by a 7th grader with the use of functions to show how equivalent fractions work.

link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/361430777

## Project:Electromagnet

~ R.Sivaraman and B.Saranya

This was a project about the  electromagnet and the working of the  electromagnetic field .To explain how the electric field is getting converted to electromagnetic field while given current flows through the copper wire.The project was done with the 7th grade students(Udavi) .