The math activities of TABI have been designed to support the learning of the core principles of logic, give the first nod to calculating probabilities, the ability to use increasingly complex operations and an understanding of the properties of math. They introduce children to the more complex concepts involving geometry and measurement. The aim is to provide material to support the subjects covered in school and allow further practise at home.
Diagrams: by interpreting situations from diagrams, the student knows how to utilize diagrams to rationally organize objects (Flow diagrams).
Numbers from 1 to 1,000,000: the student is able to count to one million, order these numbers, and count them in order
Decimal numbers: the student knows decimals numbers and can place them on a number line.
Place value: the student understands the place value of each digit.
Odd and even numbers: the student is able to recognise if a number is odd or even, and if the sum of two figures will be even or odd.
Skip counting: the ability to count groups of numbers (7, 8 or 9 elements).
Operations: the ability to mentally complete addition and subtraction calculations of big numbers.
Estimates: the student is able to make estimates in order to complete more complex equations.
Properties of mathematics: associative, commutative and identity properties.
Multiplication: the student understands the concept of multiplication and multiplication tables and are able to solve multiplication problems.
Division: division of a two digit number by a single number. The student knows the rules of division.
Fractions: the student masters fractions.
Exponents: introduces the concept of exponents.
Equations with multiplication and division
Introduction of the concept of probability
Concept of averages
Perpendicularity and Parallelism
Rotation, reflection and translation
Measurements of time: the child is able to put clocks in order
The science activities in TABI help children to become aware of and relate to the outside world, nature, objects (by understanding their intrinsic characteristics) and gain a deepened understanding of the human body. Physics is also introduced further.
Properties of matter: the student knows how to relate their sensorial experience of objects into the knowledge of the physical characteristics of objects.
Changes of state: able to classify matter as solid, liquid or gas and the changes between these states (including sublimation and deposition).
Temperature and thermal energy: associations between the temperature of an object and the concept of thermal energy.
The direction of forces: push and pull forces.
Mass: how mass influences force and acceleration.
Living beings and nonliving things: understanding the qualities of, and differences between, living beings and nonliving things.
Animal and plant cells: the student is able to understand the different parts of cells and their function(s). They also know the differences between plant and animal cells.
What are fossils: understanding what a fossil is and how a fossil is formed.
Cycle of life: the student is aware of the phases of life: birth, growth and death.
Vertebrates and invertebrates: the definitions of vertebrate and invertebrate animals is taught.
Skeleton: the form of the skeleton and the names of the bones that make it.
Planets and stars: understanding the difference between planets and stars.
Constellations: what they are and how they form.
Weather and climate: the student understands the differences between the two concepts and can choose the right term in the right context.
The social studies activities of TABI help each student to understand the historical-geographical dimension of the world, which will help them understand how society functions. The aim is to prepare children to do their part with awareness, acquiring the principles that will make them an active citizen of the future.
Map grids: the student is able to read a grid consisting of numbers and letters.
Latitude e longitude: able to read a map using the concepts of longitude and latitude.
Countries of the world
Oceans and continents: the student can name the oceans and continents and knows their geographical position.
Urban, suburban and rural areas: the student knows the difference between these three areas.
Flags of the world
Recycling: the student is introduced to recycling and will be able to make simple choices regarding whether an item can be recycled or not.
Environmental protection standards: deforestation, fires and pollution.
Historical figures: the student knows about some of the most important historical figures and the historical events associated with them.
Monuments of the world: the student can recognise some of the most famous monuments in the world and their geographic location.
Cultural festivals around the world: the student knows some of the most famous culture festivals in the world.
Introduction to the concept of economics
Producers and consumers
The activities in TABI about Health and Sport help children to understand the importance of sport and healthy eating. Tabi teaches them to recognise dangers and what to do in emergencies. It also helps to support parents teach their children about hygiene.
Food pyramids: the student starts to understand each section of the food pyramid, and its use and importance. They can distinguish between carbohydrates, proteins, fats and sugars.
Nutrition: the student can distinguish between healthy and unhealthy foods and can build healthy plates of food.
Personal safety and hygiene: the student knows how to distinguish between dangers to their health and understands basic principles of hygiene.
The importance of sport: the student understands the concept of fair play and the importance of being part of a team.
Organs and their functions: the student knows where the organs are in the body and their main functions.
Emotions: how they affect the body
The reading activities in TABI help our young learners to develop the ability to form hypotheses and make simple deductions from a written text. These allow the student to acquire a good capacity of comprehension of written texts.
Comprehension of a text: the child is able to make inferences, understand the text and distinguish what each part of a sentence refers to.
Parts of speech.