Learning Mathematics is Fun: An Expression of “little ones” in STEM using Digital Storytelling tools
Tuesday, June 28 2:45 PM-3:15 PM
The existing dire and urgent need for increased student enrollment in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) calls for educators’ attention to improve approaches in attracting the younger generation to have keen interest in STEM fields. Teaching and learning a STEM subject such as Mathematics in early childhood education should be an interesting and memorable experience. Storytelling awakens wonder and creates an expression avenue with children as they are able to explore and get creative with their imagination. The advent of digital media has made storytelling an interesting learning experience for children. The use of digital storytelling can act as a medium to help children learn basic mathematics and retain knowledge. A qualitative approach is used to reveal the existing situation about learning elementary mathematics using digital storytelling in the context of early childhood education, particularly children within the age range of 4-10.