Using money to count out amounts and then using some role play to develop use of money and making change.
Lots of Teamwork Tommy skills today! Class had to work in pairs or in threes to complete missing number sequences today by asking the two IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:
1) is it going forwards or backwards?
2) by how many? (How many jumps between each number).
This allowed them to identify the rule or the pattern and apply it to complete the missing numbers. Excellent teamwork, problem solving and counting skills.
This has been an exciting week where we have been able to try out lots of our different maths skills. In the Titanic theme itself, children were initially learning about grids and plotting coordinates to create an image of the titanic.
Then, oh no! The ship hit an iceberg. Everyone used their measuring skills to work out the perimeter of the wholes in an effort to be able to make something to repair it.
Sadly, we were not successful. We had to use tally marks to record the data of all the 3D objects the ship had broken into on the bottom of the ocean floor. To communicate this better, we then converted the data into a bar graph. It has been great fun and included a variety of learning.
Everyone in P4/5 habeen very busy in the numeracy rotation. They have made excellent progress understanding how the rotation works and can explain this/ move round it much more independently. Within the rotation, every group has time at the game station where they work on practising their Basic Facts. They also have time at a writing station where they can practise/consolidate something they have been learning with me. The third station is the teacher station where we focus on developing skills. We work together as a group to share strategies and develop understanding and also try things out in our scrapbooks with a partner.