# Fractions Problem Solving

This Term we have been learning about Fractions. We will…. Investigate equivalent fractions by exploring the relationship between families of fractions (halves, quarters and eighths or thirds and sixths) by folding a series of paper strips to construct a fraction wall. Count by quarters halves and thirds along with using mixed numerals and locate and… Read More Fractions Problem Solving

# Money, Money, Money!

To finish off the end of Term we have been focusing on Money in Maths. Mrs Baldwin has been providing us with mental routines to begin each lesson followed by a problem solving activity. Mental Routine The mental routines develop our maths vocabulary and also allow us to use our prior knowledge to answer questions.… Read More Money, Money, Money!

# Divisibility Testing!

The last few days we have been practising short division both with and without remainders. This has been a learning experience for EVERYONE because some of us had never seen or done short division before and others of us had done some in the past but could not recall the exact steps to complete them.… Read More Divisibility Testing!

# What is multiplication?

We have begun this term learning about multiplication in math’s. Multiplication is… A mathematical operation performed on a pair of numbers to get a third number called a product. In simple terms it is repeated addition. eg: 4 x 3 = 12 4 lots of 3 =   3 + 3+ 3+ 3 = 12 We… Read More What is multiplication?

The past few weeks we have been learning and practising how to use a variety of addition strategies. Back when Mrs. Baldwin and many of our parents were in school there was often only one strategy taught to students when adding numbers with 2 or more digits. This strategy was the standard algorithm strategy. This… Read More Addition Strategies

# Screen Time Survey

A few weeks ago we had some year 6 students from Ms Wilsons class conduct a study on 4 students and the amount of screen time they have over a week. They visited our class each day over an entire week. They then used all the data and created some graphs. Finally they shared with… Read More Screen Time Survey

# Ordering Numbers

In Maths we have been learning about how to order numbers up to ten thousand. Our task was to write down a number between 1 and 10,000. We then worked in groups of 8 and we had to order our numbers from greatest to smallest. We then had to explain how we decided which numbers… Read More Ordering Numbers

# Problem Solving Strategies

This year we will be practicing how to solve many different types of maths problems. Reading and understanding maths worded problems can be quite a challenge for many of us, so we have started to look at some strategies that can helps us work out how to solve these problems. This first strategy we have… Read More Problem Solving Strategies

# The Chance of this happening is….

In Maths we have begun a new topic Chance and Probability. What is chance? The likelihood of the occurrence of a particular event. Many events can’t be predicted with total certainty. The best we can say is how likely they are to happen, using the idea of probability. The first activity we did was working with a… Read More The Chance of this happening is….

# Telling the time

This term we have been looking at different clocks and how to tell the time accurately. We discussed the following… Analogue Clocks – they use hands to show us the minutes and the hours. The hour hand is short and the minute hand is long.   Digital clocks – use numbers (digits) to show the time… Read More Telling the time