In our maths work exploring the number system, we created sculptures using 15 M.A.B. blocks. We then had to record a number sentence showing how many units our sculpture was worth.Do you know an efficient way to count up the units for each sculpture? Leave a comment here to let us know.
A group of students have prepared an introductory video to help their parents with the Aldi activity on Family Maths Night. The activity called for the user to takes screenshots of items on the Aldi website, which were sold by capacity. Then they were to be classified into those measured in litres or millilitres.
Thanks Ava, CJ, Catherine, Marcus, Darcy, Elijah, Lucas CO, Harrison and Lauren.
Leave a comment here to tell us what you know about measuring capacity using litres or millilitres.
After completing our exploratory activities on 3D shapes, we made an iPod recording to show how our mathematical thinking has changed. As you listen to the recording, you may like to comment on these aspects:
What mathematical language did we use?
Has everyone expressed correct mathematical ideas? You may like to write a comment here to them, asking ‘Are you sure? Can you check?’
Would you like to add anything that you did not get time to do? After all, good thinkers are not always fast thinkers.
During our Maths investigation into measuring capacity, we discovered how many blocks or cubes fit inside a box. We also practised visualising how many blocks might be used in a shape where not all of the blocks can be seen. Can you view the Voicethread and guess how many blocks?
Kosta tells us how he solved the problem: ‘Camp Fashion Queen’ using blocks.
Kayla has packed her suitcase for camp. She has 4 different tops and 3 different jeans.
How many possible outfits can she have?
CHALLENGE: What if she packed 2 different hats? How many possible outfits can she have?
Thanks Kosta for helping many people in our class improve their Mathematics learning
Shoma and William have made an movie lent Goggles and Spike movie. They have presented it as a game show to tell us about the mathematical language we use to describe chances. Will it be certain or impossible for the contestants to pick out a brown counter from the bag?
Can you describe any events in your life using these words: certain/impossible/likely/unlikely?
Jasmine designed her pet dice. She drew sheep, horse and elephant. Check out her tally. Can you work out how many she drew of each animal? If Jasmine threw the dice 100 times, what might the tally look like?