We have changed the term “Week” to “Topic” to better align with how our customers are using this resource, but our content remains the same! Our resources and activities provide engaging mathematical thinking and practice for school students in Years F to 6.
We’ve also planned ahead to Topic 9 and have released the Scope and Sequence that shows the previous and planned topics for each year level.
Below are the highlights from At Home Topic 5 and the concepts that each year level focused on:
(Please Note: If you are joining us for the first time this week, Topics 1 to 4 are still available on our website.)
Foundation: Number (Introducing the Addition Concept)
As part of Monday’s Read and Discuss content, Foundation students read Bears on Buses (A book about Addition) and discussed active addition language such as jump on, step on, and walk on.
Year 1: Relating Addition and Subtraction (Count On)
On Wednesday, our Problem-solving day, Year 1 students were given word problems to solve that helped them understand the relationship between addition and subtraction.
There are five birds in a mango tree. Some more birds flew in and landed in the mango tree. Now there are 9 birds in the tree. How many birds flew in?
Year 2: Measuring with Standard Units
Tuesday’s Hands-on Maths day saw Year 2 students measuring objects around the home that were less than 30 centimetres. Students then completed the pages of the Year 2 Student Journal to reinforce measuring lengths using centimetres.
Year 3: Relating Multiplication and Division
On Thursday’s Game Day, Year 3 students played the game Make a Choice. This game helped students to think about which numbers can be divided by 5.
Year 4: Subtraction with Larger Numbers
Year 4 students had several opportunities to practice subtraction with larger numbers throughout the week. During Friday’s Practice, students completed an equation puzzle as a fun way to reinforce subtraction.
Year 5: Common Fractions (Relationship Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Fractions)
On Monday, Year 5 students watched two videos to learn about representing improper fractions on a number line. Students then represented fractions such as halves and fourths with strips of paper.
Year 6: Common Fractions (Exploring Equivalence)
Tuesday’s Hands-on Maths day saw Year 6 students folding sheets of paper and shading fractions. Students then compared the sheets of paper and discussed equivalent fractions. The idea was explored further by completing the Year 6 Student Journal pages.
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