Numeracy

How Big?

Over the last few days we have been exploring measurement as a system in maths.  A provocation was set up for students to start their brains thinking about how we figure out the size of things. On Monday, a square was drawn on the ground in chalk and the students were given the very minimal …

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Counting

This week in maths, we looked at counting large groups of things, and the best way we can do that. We started off with a workshop on Tuesday with the problem –   Mr Wonka has asked the Oompa Loompas to organise and count the lollypops to get them ready for shipping to the candy stores. …

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Patterns and Shapes

Over the past few weeks we have been furthering our understanding of patterns and shapes. Today we looked at 2D shapes and their properties.  Below is a table looking at the names, sides and corners. If you are looking for something a little extra- ask your child to identify shapes around your house.   Here’s …

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How Time Flies!

Whilst exploring our Big Idea of Systems, the children have discovered that the system of time helps us make sense of the world.  Using calendars helps everyone remember when our birthday is, the bell rings at 3:30 to let us know when it his home time and the oven timer dings when our dinner is …

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Patterns as Systems

Last week, we started to look at patterns in Numeracy – and how they have a system involved with them.  The students really enjoyed working with the beads and construction blocks, to create patterns and to see if their friends could replicate the pattern.   Here is Myki and Elenora writing about the patterns they …

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