Decomposition is a wonderful tool we use in our everyday life. Forget coding, this is one powerful tool we need to have in our arsenal.
And how fun would it be, if we also show our children how to use this tool?
Come on, let me walk you through this.
What does decomposition mean?
It is breaking down a task into smaller manageable tasks. Solving them one step at a time.
Why use decomposition?
It makes every task less daunting and achievable.
Examples of how we use decomposition everyday:
Making breakfast—–Make idli, make sambhar, make tea.
When we give the delivery person the route to our home, we split our directions, don’t we? (eg nearby landmark, block number, door number etc)
Now let’s look at how we can apply this in our children’s world.
When you say, ‘clean your room ‘children see this.
But when you say –
1. Put your clothes in the basket
2. Put those toys in the bin
3. Clear the crumbs
Which one is easier and less overwhelming?
Now, when we practice Math, say 345 the children decompose the numbers to hundreds, tens and units when they call out the number.
So next time when you give a bigger task will you break it down for your child? Aka decomposition
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