Week 1 and 2 Numeracy – Place Value

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 22/04/2016

The first two weeks of this term we have focused on Place Value. Students have continued to work on their individual Place Value Goals and have learnt to round numbers to the nearest ten or 100. Another big focus has been on understanding the place value of certain digits in a number.

Week 7 Numeracy – Addition and Subtraction

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 11/03/2016

This week our focus for Numeracy was addition and subtraction, in particular using efficient strategies to solve problems. Students played ‘Pot of Doom’ where they were required to use a variety of strategies, this game was very popular. They also had a go at completing an addition grid and then colour coding the strategies that they used.

Numeracy Week 5/6 – Fractions

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 02/03/2016

We have had a lot of fun learning about fractions over the last week and a half. Most of us understand that a fraction is an equal part of a whole.

Miss Carey made fractions really fun for us the first day by getting us to write and draw fractions about a packet of m&ms.

We made fracterpillars. They were a lot of fun to make. We had to learn how to fold shapes into equal parts. We found out the triangles can be tricky to fold. Don’t our fracterpillars make our classroom look great?!

We also made our very own fraction walls to use during maths. We have been using them to compare the size of fractions and to find equivalent fractions.

Another fun thing was playing against a partner to fill a fraction wall on our netbooks. You would get a fraction and you would have to work out how to colour it in. Gio worked out that you could colour 1/2 in by colouring in 1/4+2/8 if there weren’t enough fourths or eighths. You can play this game at home by following the link http://www.numeracyhelper.com/fractionwalls/

Miss Carey made some games for us to play, to help us learn to find equivalent fractions and add fractions better. They were good fun. We were really excited about the Star Wars Go Fish game.

Week 4 Numeracy – Place Value

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 19/02/2016

This week students have had a lot of fun working on their Place Value goals. We have been learning to read, write, make, order, place numbers on a number line and work out what numbers are 1 more/1 less and 10 more/10 less. These activities have been differentiated and were therefore a good fit for each individual child.

You can see some photos of the students working hard.

 

Quality Beginnings – Numeracy

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy, Quality Beginnings | Posted on 19/02/2016

During Quality Beginnings, we were learning  how to play cooperative maths games.

When playing maths games we need to follow these rules and expectations:

Rules and Expectations for Playing Maths Games

Dice Rules

  • Use a dice mat
  • Roll for your partner when they have said “roll please”
  • If Partner A rolls before Partner B says “roll please”, Partner B is able to choose if they want those numbers or for the dice to be rolled again
  • If the dice go off the dice mat, Partner B is able to choose if they want those numbers or for the dice to be rolled again

Things to remember!

  • Use strategies
  • Explain your thinking (use your explanation stick!)
  • Learn
  • Have fun!
  • Develop fluency
  • Try to understand
  • Have a go at reasoning (explaining) to your partner
  • Solve problems

 

We were also learning about ‘What Makes a Good Mathematician’. By knowing what a good mathematician does, it helps us to know how we can also be successful at maths.

Below are some photos showing what the students thought a good mathematician is:

Week 4 Numeracy – Money

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 30/10/2015

This week we had a lot of fun in Numeracy learning about money. Students were involved in identifying money, ordering it, sorting it, counting amounts of money and working out change. It was great to see how focused everyone was and how they were so willing to challenge themselves. Most of the recording was done by doing coin rubbings in their books.

 

Week 3 Numeracy – Location and Directions

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 24/10/2015

This week was a really fun week in Maths. We were learning to give and follow directions, as well as read, interpret and make coordinate grid maps.

Some of the fun activities that we did were: battleships against Mrs Hind’s class (we won!), battleships with a partner, and drawing and labeling a treasure map with appropriate markings on the coordinate grid and coordinate map references.

Week 2 Numeracy – Addition and Subtraction

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 14/10/2015

This week we have been practicing our Addition and Subtraction learning goals and using our strategies to solve problems.

Week 1 Numeracy – Place Value

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 09/10/2015

This week in Numeracy, we have been working on our Place Value goals. Everyone has really focused and enjoyed challenging themselves. We have really focused on extended notation and renaming.

Week 7 Numeracy – Addition

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 28/08/2015

We revisited Michael Ymer’s game ‘Get Out Of My House’ this week. This time we focused on the students identifying which addition strategy they used to add the dice together. You can see pictures of the student working together and recording the strategies that they used.

Week 6 Numeracy – Transformations

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 23/08/2015

This week we were learning about transformations. There are three main ways that you can transform something; slide, flip and turn.

We made transformation books, we had to work out if the pictures had been slid, flipped or turned and then write a definition for each of the transformations.

We also learnt that when you turn something you can turn it clockwise (right) or anticlockwise (left) and you can turn it 1/4 turn, 1/2 turn, 3/4 turn or a full turn. Some of us were starting to understand that there are 360 degrees in full turn, 180 degrees in a half turn and each quarter turn is 90 degrees.

You can watch a video of Isobel explaining some of this. She does a fantastic job of teaching other kids about the transformation, turn.

Week 5 Numeracy – Fractions

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 14/08/2015

This week we learnt that fractions are equal parts of a whole.

We had a go at making 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s out of shapes.

It was a lot of fun making fractions.

Week 3 Numeracy – Statistics and Probability

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 30/07/2015

We have been doing Statistics and Probability this week.

We have really enjoyed using the big graph on our classroom door, that Mr Kean made for us. It has been lots of fun coming up with questions and possible answers for our graph. We learnt how to make and read a graph.

We learnt that some events are certain, others are impossible and most other events fall in between. They could be likely, or unlikely.

We played lots of games that involve probability, like heads and tails and games where we spun a spinner and only the person whose colour it was got to move. We learnt that if you do something a lot of times, like flipping a coin, that heads and tails will come up very close to the same amount of times.

Week 2 Numeracy – Patterns

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 23/07/2015

This week in Numeracy we have been looking at patterns. We have learnt that there are two main kinds of patterns. One type of pattern repeats, these could be colours, shapes, numbers and anything else. You can see some photos of repeating patterns below.

 

The other type of patterns grow. A growing pattern follows a rule; for example, 3, 6, 9, 12 where the numbers go up but they go up by the same number, this pattern’s rule is +3.

Growing patterns, Adding  4 matchsticks to make another square.

Growing patterns, Adding 4 matchsticks to make another square.

Growing patterns. You can see the towers growing.

Growing patterns. You can see the towers growing.

Mr Kean

Week 1 Numeracy – Place Value

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 17/07/2015

This week in maths we were learning Place Value and did some problem solving.

The 3 and 4 digit people were learning how to rename and expand numbers. Rishi said that “because it was my first time expanding numbers I felt good because it was very fun to do.” Isobel said she felt “special because I got to go onto 4 digits.” Kyle “felt excellent because it was my first time on 3 digits and it was harder than 2 digits.”

The teen and ty people got a white board and drew the teen numbers and numbers up to 30. We also got to match the sails to the right boats.

The 2 digit people got to work with paddle pop sticks to make numbers we also used base ten blocks.

We chose a number and we were writing clues because we played a game earlier with Miss Carey, then we got a sheet and we cut it in half and wrote some clues so that people could what our number was.

 

Week 10 Numeracy – Money

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy, Tasks | Posted on 15/06/2015

Over the next two weeks we will be learning about money.

Please let your children work with money, sorting, counting and ordering amounts of money. See if they think the amount is closer to $1 or $2. Can they add up amounts of money? Can they give change?

I have put some links to money activities under the Numeracy Websites on the right hand side of this site. Please have a look and a play. Your child can also log into Mathletics to complete money tasks.

Thanks, in advance.

Miss Carey

Week 9 Numeracy – Shapes

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 10/06/2015

This week we are learning about shapes. Both 2D and 3D.

Yesterday we were talking about what a shape is and after seeing many examples of shapes and non-shapes, they decided that a 2D shape is “lines joined together at corners, so that the shape can be coloured in.”

This morning we watched a story called ‘The Greedy Triangle’ and learnt lots of different shapes. There is even a shape that has 10 sides! It’s called a decagon! You can watch the video below and see our chart of shapes that we made.

shape poster

Today the Grade 1s have been playing Roll a Mouse, they have had to practise adding numbers together and drawing shapes.

The Grade 2s have been looking at 3D shapes and working out whether a shape is a pyramid or a prism and what they might be called by looking at the shape of the base. They have been counting the vertices (corners), faces and edges of 3D shapes.

Week 7 Numeracy – Subtraction

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 27/05/2015

This week we are learning to do subtraction.

So far we have learnt that you always take away from the big number and your answer will be a smaller number.

We have been learning about fact families too.

You can read some of the students’ subtraction word problems in the comments section.

Week 6 Numeracy – Addition

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 20/05/2015

This week we have been learning to use our addition strategies. We have been playing  a number of games to get us using the strategies.

You can see us working together on our strategies.

We have also been writing our own word problems.

addition problem

Please read some of the examples in the comments section.

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.

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