This evening was the first session for EDU Elementary Mathematics.
It's about how children learn Mathematics. There were 3 lessons on
problem solving. Lesson 2 was about
using a person's name to solve a Mathematical problem. The activity is in
about which letter is counted 99th in a name. I chose this activity for
my reflection as I find it very interesting and engaging to use a
personal name as an activity to solve mathematical problem.

I use my own name to find which letter is counted 99th.
I count and write down the numbers in sets counting from left
to right, then right to left for the next set till I reached 99. As I was
counting the sets half way through, I observed there was a pattern of numbers.
From the first letter of my name, I just need to add 14 to alternate set
till I reach 99. Upon realisation this pattern and reaching the number
99, the feeling was like the 'light bulb' in my mind lighted up and “ah.ha..
moment. Wow! “

**What have I learnt for this first session?**

- Concrete - counting the numbers
- Pictorial - writing the numerals in a row
- Abstract - seeing the pattern of 14 per alternate set in the mind.

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