Posts Tagged ‘measurement’
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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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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