Week 5 Numeracy – Length

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 14/05/2015

This week we were learning about length. A lot of the activities were very hands on and involved the children choosing materials to measure with. Some of the things we used to measure were: unifix, tens and rulers.

The students began the unit talking about the language we use when we are describing the length of something. They then had to find something that was shorter, longer and the same length as their hand.

The following day students were challenged to make estimates about how long something was. We spoke a lot about how it is ok to make mistakes and how our estimates become more accurate the more we do it.

Here are some pictures of the way that they recorded their estimates and findings in their maths books.

Week 8 Numeracy – Capacity

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 28/11/2014

This week we have been investigating how to measure the capacity of a range of containers. Students put the containers in the order of least capacity to most capacity. They had to select measuring tools to use and investigate how best to use them to find the capacity.

You can see some photos from our capacity investigations below.

Week 8 Numeracy – Problem Solving: Area

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 28/11/2014

This week students have been learning how to measure the surface area of objects in our classroom using uniform informal units such as 100s blocks, unifix and dice.

Today they tested their knowledge by problem solving.

Students were required to try and estimate and measure surface areas that they thought would have an area of 60 unifix.

They organised their findings by listing what they found as having an area of less than 60, more than 60 or an area of exactly 60.

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Some of the objects that had a surface area of 60 unifix.

Some of the objects that had a surface area of 60 unifix.

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