Posts Tagged ‘maths’
15
Jun

This week we collected all our small change and brought it to school to make a coin chain. We placed our coins end to end to see how long it would be and we measured it in metres and centimetres. It was tricky because we had to use a 50cm ruler to measure each metre.  All the money collected by our school will go to the Irene Gleason Foundation to support African children.

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Coin Chain 2014 from MrsW on Vimeo.

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06
Nov

We made paper chains using lots of different coloured paper. Can you see the patterns in our chains?

 

 

 

 

After comparing and measuring our chains with others in the class we joined all our chains together to make one long chain.

 

Our long chain

 

 

We wanted to know how long our chain was so we stretched it out across the playground.

 

 

It was REALLY long!

 

 

 

We measured our chain by walking along the length of the chain and counted how many footsteps we took from the start to the end.

 

 

Some of us counted 40 steps…

 

 

…some counted 47 steps…

 

 

…and others counted 51 steps!

 

 

Why? We think the reason for the difference is that some people took small steps and some people took longer steps.

 

Later we all held hands and stretched out along the chain. We discovered it takes 28 children holding hands to stretch from the start of the chain to the end.

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15
Oct

We are working hard on combinations for numbers up to 20. We use pipe cleaners and beads to create the patterns for the numbers. Then we show and tell our partner just to make sure we are right.

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22
May

This term in HSIE we are learning all about ourselves. We counted the number of people living in our family and created a graph to show the results. Lots of KW children have four people in their family. Miss Watanabe, our student teacher, taught us the song “How many people live at your house?”

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Listen to us sing!

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05
Nov

We are very good at counting forwards, sometimes to 100 and are now trying hard to count backwards as well. This is not so easy! We cut out some number cards and everyone had to put them in backwards counting order. This can be very tricky and you have to think very hard. We think we did very well and next week we will be even better!

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14
Sep

Spider Maths!

We have been working on our combinations for numbers up to twenty. We try hard to remember to count on from one number to the next. This week we used the spider math mats to help us and luckily these spiders can’t bite.

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30
May

One of our favourite number activities is Mambo Numbers. We write our numbers listening to the Disney version of Mambo No 5. Mrs W stops the music from time to time and we see who has the most numbers or who has good spaces between numbers or to make sure we don’t have too many back to front numerals. Who will get to 100 this week? We think music makes learning fun.

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15
May

The children had to create a robot from rectangles and were then asked to independently write about their robots. We read our stories and wanted to share them with you using Voicethread. You are invited to comment  by either leaving a voice or typed message. To leave a comment just register at Voicethread with your email. It just takes a minute and it’s free..

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Click little arrow to hear us.

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11
Jul

KW had fun making and eating f,f,f… fairy bread. Everybody helped and everybody ate and there was none left for the fairies!

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Hi 5 sing   “Fairy Bread”

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09
Jul

KD did some measurement activities in mathematics. We filled containers with various items, and tried to solve the problem – “Which container holds the most?”  Have a look at us in action.

 

                               

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