Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Sharpening Mathematical Logical Intelligence Children

Indeed, every child is born with the potential of smart and the uniqueness of each that allows them to be intelligent. Howard Gardner in his Multiple Intelligences have, said there were eight intelligences in humans including: verbal/linguistic intelligence/language, logical mathematical intelligence, visual/spatial intelligence/spatial, musical/rhythmic intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, physical intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence naturalist. Duties of parents and educators is maintaining the qualities that formed the basis of intelligence to survive until the child was growing up, by giving environmental factors and good stimulation to stimulate and to optimize brain function and intelligence of the child.

Basically every child was awarded the logical mathematical intelligence. Gardner defines logical mathematical intelligence as the ability of scientific reasoning, computation of mathematically, logical thinking, inductive/deductive reasoning, and sharpness of abstract patterns and relationships. Can be translated as well as the ability to resolve issues related to the needs of mathematics as a solution. Children with this capability will be thrilled with the formula and abstract patterns. Not only on the number of maths, but also on the rise in activity that is both analytical and conceptual. According to Gardner there is a link between mathematical intelligence and linguistic intelligence. In mathematics, the child's ability to analyze or describe logical reason, as well as the ability to construct a solution of the problems that arise. Linguistic intelligence required for merunutkan and menjabarkannya in the form of the language.

Still according to Gardner, the mathematical characteristics of intelligent logical child at the age of a toddler, child loves a explore to satisfy her curiosity like exploring every corner, observe the things that are unique to her hobby of fiddling with the object as well as, do a test run. Like what if my feet in a bucket full of water or curious composing puzzle. They are also often asked about different phenomena and are demanding an explanation of each logical questions asked. In addition children also love to classify various objects based on color, size, type and others and was fond of counting.

Stimulation of daily activities around us.

How we stimulate mathematical intelligence logical children from an early age? Bagimana we instill logical mathematical concept early on? We can introduce first understanding of mathematics from an early age from our surroundings and everyday experience as well as giving the child the stimulation of support. Of course this was done without coercion and pressure, and through the game-the game. In the education, the role of parents is irreplaceable and the House is the main base of education of the child. Many games of exploration that can hone the ability of mathematical logic, but of course this has to be adapted to the age of the child. When toddlers play sand, real child is animating his muscles are trained so that future child halusnya motor capable of holding a pencil, draw and others. By playing the real child study estimation of sand by pouring or take the later all that's in the math.

When we introduce figures on children do not only as a symbol, for example we have two oranges, provide two citrus fruits. So the children know about the concept of numbers and number. The song can also be a medium for introducing various themes about the numbers. There are five songs such as balonku. Or we can create his own songwriting simple while visualizing our fingers as a tool to count, so that gradually the child easily captures the abstract concepts in numbers

After the children get to know the numbers 1 to 10, then the number zero was introduced to Provide an understanding of the concept of number. zero in early childhood is not easy. This game can be done by calculating a magnet affixed to the refrigerator. Try taking one by one and ask the children count the remaining. Do periodically so that the magnets on the fridge is no longer attached. While it can be shown that the views on the fridge is 0 (zero) magnet.

While in the kitchen, we can introduce the concept of the classification and grouping of related to the concept of mathematical logic, for example by means of the child are asked to classify the vegetables based on color. Arithmetic skills in operation of a simple number, such as when three apples eaten one then the rest is how. It could also create geometric forms through pieces of vegetables. Once in a while do also make cake with activities, other than to increase familiarity and warmth of the family, children can also learn mathematics through activities whereas, take the necessary, calculate the time. Cook while looking recipes also trained the skills of reading and learning vocabulary. Don't risaukan a State of the kitchen would be dirty and cluttered with flour and scattered belongings, because such an ad slogan that dare dirty is good. The child is happy and unknowingly they learn many things.

We can also provide mathematical concepts such as quantity, such as understanding how the number of fish in the Aquarium. When relaxing in front of the home, children are invited calculate how much a passing motor in 10 minutes. Recommend also the concept of comparison such as larger, smaller and so on, for example by asking the child with bread donut bread cake which one size larger. When we introduce and inquire on the child that the car is moving faster than the motor, palms taller than trees, guava, or bags heavier than his older brother bag, in fact it is already included in the concepts taught pace, length and weight, so that the function of intelligence mathematics become active.

For activities outside the home, when we invite children to shop, engage it in the transaction so that the train operating skills such as addition and subtraction. It could be with the game store or the market the market with friends.

Traditional games also can stimulate and enhance mathematical intelligence such as congkak logical child or dakon game as a learning tool is also useful to train and arithmetic ability of fine motor manipulation primarily train the forces of the hand at a later date is useful for getting started writing. As long as children are required to follow focus play which in turn will train a child's concentration and perseverance is needed when the child attends lessons in school.

Smarter by playing to savvy child

Why much stimulation through games and play activities that fun? Because the play is going to make children able to express ideas and feelings and make the child become more creative. The play also will exercise cognition or ability learned the child based on what is experienced and observed from its surroundings. When playing a challenging game, children have a chance in solving problems. For example, compose or play lego pasel. Children exposed to troubles, but it's not a matter of fact, it's a game that needs to be done. The problem of bringing boys unconsciously trained to solve a problem. This will strengthen the ability of children out of trouble. For example when being menalikan, the child will attempt to use all his skill to complete up to completely.

Thus the children will love the math because math lesson turned out there were around them and they know the purpose of learning math. Of course this should be supported with a pattern of teaching mathematics in schools that are fun, creative, contextual, realistic, emphasis on processes and student understanding and problem solving, creative in promoting and teaching the concept of mathematics as well as with a wide variety of games and props that would be interesting so math lessons are fun and eagerly awaited. In the book entitled Learning is Most Effective When It’s Fun.

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