The last few weeks we have been practising our addition skills with some problem solving activities. The first problem we worked on was this…. The first part we were able to solve quite quickly, however she of us found the other parts to the problem quite challenge. It was important that we had a growth… Read More Problem Solving in Maths
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
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!
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!
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
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