With the majority of students still learning from home, Term 2 calls for parents to continue in their new roles as primary school educators. It is our hope that our ORIGO At Home lessons have made teaching mathematics meaningful and enjoyable, and have taken a little stress out of your day!
Here are the highlights from At Home Topic 6 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 5 are still available on our website.)
Foundation: Patterns and Algebra (Representing Patterns)
Tuesday’s Hands-on Maths day saw Foundation students exploring patterns outside by alternately placing pebbles and leaves in a line on the ground. Students then read Patterns Here, Patterns There! (A book about Patterns) to practice finding and describing patterns.
Year 1: Addition Strategies (Use Doubles)
On Wednesday, our Problem-solving day, Year 1 students solved word problems that helped them understand using doubles for addition.
A butterfly has 4 black spots on each wing. How many spots does the butterfly have in total?
Year 2: Addition within 100 (Make Ten)
On Thursday’s Game Day, Year 2 students played the game First to Forty. This game helped students understand the make-ten strategy and also helped with addition of one- and two-digit numbers.
Year 3: Common Fractions (Reading, Writing and Representing)
On Monday, Year 3 students learned about fractions with Gemma Burnett from Gem Stones – Mathematics. Students then practised representing fractions by folding paper.
Year 4: Common Fractions (Making Comparisons)
On Wednesday, our Problem-solving day, Year 4 students solved a word problem by comparing fractions.
Jasmine baked 2 cakes that were exactly the same size for a party. The first cake was a carrot cake which was cut into 8 equal slices. The second cake was a banana cake that was cut into 12 equal slices. At the party, 3/8 of the carrot cake was eaten and 6 slices of the banana cake was eaten. Was more of the carrot cake or banana cake eaten?
Year 5: Exploring Shape
Year 5 students had several opportunities to identify shapes and types of triangles throughout the week. On Friday’s Practice day, students used dot paper and a ruler to draw examples of equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles.
Year 6: Working with Angles
On Monday, Year 6 students learned about identifying and measuring angles with Gemma Burnett from Gem Stones – Mathematics. Students then completed the Year 6 Student Journal to reinforce their learning.
If you and your student want to join in on the fun, click the link below to access all these resources and more on the ORIGO At Home platform.
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