We have been back to remote learning and hope to be back to school soon.
The students have been engaging in morning and afternoon meetings and responding to online learning experiences enthusiastically.
We have had a great response to our Maths projects on mapping, area and perimeter and using our knowledge we have been developing at school. We applied our knowledge to study our homes by mapping our bedrooms and other rooms in the house. We continued to build our understanding of how to calculate the area and perimeter in our homes. The students were certainly very keen to engage in these projects.
Students use simple scales and legends to interpret information and draw a bird’s eye view of rooms, including all furnishings, windows, and doors. Students then estimated the dimensions of the space, using metres or centimeters. These estimations helped them to identify the area and perimeter of the space, using the multiplication and addition in their working out. Students also had the opportunity to apply their learning by designing their own space for their home – for example a dream bedroom, lounge, bathroom, games room, or even garage.
Here are some examples of maps of the student’s bedrooms:
Here are some examples of maps that student’s designed: