Fractions

Recently, in Mathematics, we have had a focus on fractions.  We have been working towards understanding mixed numerals, mastering finding equivalent fractions and placing fractions onto a number line. Here are some pictures of us in action!

 

Just Three for Free

Third term has started well! Here are some pictures of this mornings reading groups. The book we have been reading is Just Three for Free. We have been looking at how the author Andy Griffiths uses humour to create an interesting character.

Making a budget!

Over the past few days we have been using our knowledge of budgets to cater for a large party. In co operative learning groups we worked out a menu, a total cost and a cost per head. Here are some photo’s of everyone in action!

Numeracy Resource

Hi everyone,

Thank you for a great start to the year! Term One has flown by and I have really appreciated the support that everyone has extended to me.

Early next term NAPLAN testing will be held in our classroom. A common request I have received from parents, over the past week or so, has been for additional numeracy resources that they could use at home. So, I have attached a link to a document that you may find useful. It is https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwJNe335x224TG4ybHRVTEMwbjQ . There is no expectation that you do this as part of home learning, I just thought that using my blog to share it with you would be the most accessible way to go. If you have any trouble downloading it please let me know.

Kind regards,

Peter

Numeracy & Kagan’s co operative learning strategies.

 

This week in our numeracy block we placed an emphasis on mastering place value up into the millions and back into the thousandths. To top show off our new found confidence we used the Kagan strategy Showdown. When the Captain called, ‘Showdown!’ each team member held up their own answers. It was a lot of fun!