Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Area and perimeter fun!

Class 5 have been learning about area and perimeter this week in a fun project making a wintery scene for a maths display. First, children learned what area and perimeter are, how they are useful measurements in real life and how to calculate these measurements. They then designed their own houses using centimeter squared paper. Their designs had to be be very accurate! This was great practise at using rulers and drawing straight lines. Next, the children had to measure and calculate the perimeter and area of their houses. Finally, it was time to turn their finished designs into colourful houses using the same level of accuracy as before. As you can see the children have been working very hard and have been using resilience, resourcefulness and reciprocity in order to complete the project. We will add pictures of the finished display when it's up on the wall!

Friday, 13 November 2015

More fractions investigations using Cuisenaire

Class 5 continued their investigations into fractions today. The challenge was to find as many models of different fractions as possible. 

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Cuisenaire challenge

Today Class 5 investigated fractions using cuisenaire rods. After a few minutes using the rods to construct boats, trains and aeroplanes (!) the children buckled down to some serious mathematics problems. They were investigating how many parts of each rod it took to make a whole of another. The children then drew beautifully illustrated diagrams to demonstrate their understanding of different fractions. Next they assigned values to the larger rods and worked out the value of each of the fractions.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015