This year I teach mathematics for 8th grade children in Udavi at STEM land. I wanted to teach Algebra for children and I have created a lesson plan for the same. Sanjeev gave feedback on it and has made a video on motivation algebraic identity and suggested them to me.
From that video I have learnt to connect the previous concepts while introducing a new concept to children. I learnt to connect the dots between algebraic identities and the short cuts we use to find square of two-digit number and Vedic mathematics method.
When I thought my learning to children, they were happy to unbox the magic behind the short cut method of finding square root of two-digit numbers and started to see the logic. They started to ask for more practice questions and were able to see the connection.