ORIGO At Home provides guidance and instruction to continue maths learning at home. ORIGO’s team of educators have handpicked these resources and activities to help provide engaging mathematical thinking and practice for school students in Years F to 6.
Each week provides five daily activities organised around a specific maths topic. To help establish a rhythm for learning at home, each day of the week has a specific focus.
- Monday: Read and Discuss (Years F-2) or Watch and Talk (Years 3-6)
- Tuesday: Hands-on Maths
- Wednesday: Problem-solving
- Thursday: Game Day (digital practice)
- Friday: Practice
Here are some highlights from At Home Week 1 and the topics that each year level focused on:
Foundation: Numbers 1-10
As part of Monday’s Read and Discuss content, students read Ten Happy Hens: A book about Subtraction (take from) and discussed what the story was about.
Year 1: Two-digit numbers
On Tuesday, our Hands-on Maths day, Year 1 students looked for two-digit numbers around their home or during a walk outside. Students then completed pages from the Year 1 Student Journal to reinforce reading and writing two-digit numbers.
Year 2: Three-digit numbers
On Wednesday, our Problem-solving day, Year 2 students focused on problem-solving by playing a strategy game called Guess My Number.
Year 3: Multiplication with the tens and fives facts
Thursday’s Game Day saw Year 3 students play the online game Times Tussle which helped to reinforce the relationship between multiplying by five and ten.
Year 4: Multiplication with the twos, fours, and eights facts
On Wednesday’s Problem-solving day, Year 4 students were challenged with a problem-solving question involving animals on a farm.
There are chickens and cows at a farm. There are 20 animals and 56 legs in total. How many chickens and cows are there?
Year 5: Decimal Fractions- Representing, Comparing and Ordering
On Tuesday’s Hands-on Maths day, Year 5 students practiced ordering decimal fractions from least to greatest to the tenths and hundredths decimal place. They used decimal fractions from tables on packaged foods and from the cost of items on grocery receipts.
Students then completed pages from the Year 5 Student Journal to reinforce ordering decimal fractions.
Year 6: Decimal Fractions- Operations (addition up to hundredths focusing on money)
Thursday’s Game Day saw Year 6 students play the online game Near Tenths which helped to reinforce student’s understanding of rounding to tenths and calculating the difference between two decimal fractions.
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