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How chat GPT can be used for improving foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) outcomes in classrooms (Part 3)

In part 3 of the series Chat GPT & FLN, we will explore how a Math teacher from a primary school can benefit from using Chat GPT to improve foundational numeracy outcomes in the classroom.

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Few examples of how chat GPT can be used for improving foundational numeracy outcomes in classrooms

To generate practice problems and worksheets
To generate assessment on specific concepts
Essential Math TLMs for teachers teaching at grade1 and 2 level.
To generate fun activities related to specific math concepts

Q & A with Chat GPT

Question to Chat GPT: Create worksheet that requires use of concrete material to demonstrate understanding of addition

Chat GPT: Sure, here’s an example of a math worksheet that requires the use of concrete materials to demonstrate an understanding of addition:

Name: _______________________________
Directions: Use base ten blocks, unifix cubes, or other concrete materials to solve the following problems. Show your work.

  1. Use base ten blocks to build the number 5 and add it to the number 3. Show your work.
  2. Use unifix cubes to make a tower of 6 and add 4 more cubes to it. How many cubes are in the tower now?
  3. Use a bead abacus to represent the number 8 and add 3 more beads. How many beads are on the abacus now?
  4. Use a number bond to represent the number 9 and add 6 more. What is the new number?
  5. Use a ten-frame to fill in the number of dots to represent the number 7. Now add 3 more dots. How many dots are there now?

Question to Chat GPT: What are the key components of foundational numeracy ?
Chat GPT: The key components of foundational numeracy include:

  1. Number sense: The ability to understand and work with numbers, including counting, comparing, and ordering.
  2. Operations: The ability to perform basic mathematical operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  3. Place value: The ability to understand the value of digits in numbers and how they relate to one another.
  4. Mental math: The ability to perform mathematical calculations in your head, without the use of paper and pencil.
  5. Number and operations fluency: The ability to perform basic mathematical operations quickly and accurately.
  6. Estimation: The ability to make reasonable estimates of quantities and measurements.
  7. Measurement: The ability to understand and use units of measure, such as length, weight, and volume.
  8. Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking: The ability to understand and identify patterns and relationships in numbers and mathematical operations.
  9. Problem-solving: The ability to understand and solve mathematical problems, including word problems and real-world scenarios.
  10. Spatial reasoning: The ability to understand and visualise geometric shapes, patterns and relationships between them.

It’s important to note that these components are interconnected and that the development of one often supports the development of others.

Question to Chat GPT: What are the essential math TLMs a teacher must have to teach at grade 1 and 2 level?
Chat GPT: As a teacher, there are several important math teaching and learning materials (TLM) that you should have to teach math at the grade 1 and 2 level. Some of the most important include:

  1. Concrete manipulatives: Manipulatives are physical objects that students can use to explore and understand mathematical concepts. Examples include base-ten blocks, counting bears, pattern blocks, and number lines.
  2. Number cards: Number cards can be used to teach number recognition, counting, and operations. They can also be used to create number patterns and sequences.
  3. Dice: Dice are a great tool for teaching probability and for generating random numbers.
  4. Math games and activities: Games and activities can be used to engage students in math practice and to make math more fun and interactive.
  5. Math workbook or activity book: These materials can be used to provide students with additional practice and reinforcement of math concepts.
  6. Math assessment materials: These materials can be used to assess student understanding and progress, such as quizzes, tests, and performance tasks.
  7. Math software and apps: There are many educational apps and software programs available that can be used to enhance math instruction, including interactive whiteboards and games.
  8. Multi-sensory math materials: These materials can be used to cater to different learning styles, such as tactile or visual learners.
  9. Math posters and charts: These materials can be used to display important math concepts and formulas, as well as to provide a visual reference for students.

Having these materials on hand and using them effectively can help you to create an engaging and effective math learning environment for your students.

Question to Chat GPT: Design a math worksheet that tests the real life application in addition for grade 3 children
Chat GPT: Instructions:
Solve the following problems by applying your understanding of addition using real-life examples. Show your work and write the solution in the space provided.

  1. If there are 20 students in a class and 5 more join, how many students are there in total?
  2. If a family has 3 kids and they have another child, how many kids do they have in total?
  3. If a basket has 8 apples and you add 4 more, how many apples are there in total?
  4. If a person has 7 books and they borrow 2 more, how many books do they have in total?

Remember to apply your understanding of addition using real-life examples.

Question to Chat GPT: Suggest a math activity for grade 1 children to help them understand single digit subtraction
Chat GPT: Here is a simple math activity for grade 1 children to help them understand single digit subtraction:

Activity 1 – “Subtraction Matching Game”. To play the game, you will need a set of cards with single digit subtraction problems and their answers. Mix the cards and place them face down on a table. Each child will take turns flipping two cards over, and try to find the subtraction problem and its answer. If the two cards match, the child keeps the pair and takes another turn. If the cards do not match, they turn them back over and the next child takes a turn. The child with the most pairs at the end of the game wins. This activity will help children learn single digit subtraction problems and improve their subtraction skills through hands-on practice and play.

Activity 2 – Subtraction Bingo: Create a bingo board with subtraction problems such as 4 – 2, 5 – 3, 6 – 1, etc. Call out the subtraction problems and the children can cover the corresponding answer on their bingo board. The first child to cover all the answers in a row wins. This is a fun and interactive way for children to practice and reinforce their subtraction skills.

This article was written under the aegis of the Centre for Education Research in India (CERI). CERI, an initiative powered by Madhi Foundation, is a digital repository and think-tank catering to policymakers, practitioners, and academics in the education sector and the larger community, to catalyse reform in the education ecosystem in India.

Puviarasan works as a Manager at Madhi Foundation's School Transformation project. He’s an alumnus of Loyola College and Gandhi Fellowship. He comes with an experience of 7 years in the development sector and is curious about education, environment and exploration.