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.
In Week 3, some year levels extended their knowledge of previous topics, while others began learning new topics. As always, all year levels were provided with fun and engaging activities, like the past two weeks, to ensure an enriching learning experience.
Below are some highlights from At Home Week 3 and the topics that each year level focused on:
Foundation: Positional Language
Thursday’s Game Day saw Year F students use the Big Book online tool and tune to practice their understanding of positional language taught in the ORIGO Big Book: I Spy (A book about Positional Language).
Year 1: Analogue Clocks
As part of Monday’s Read and Discuss content, Year 1 students read The Cat Nap (A book about Time on the Hour) and learned about the minute and hour hands on an analogue clock.
Year 2: Telling time (half-past and quarter past)
Year 2 students had several opportunities to practise telling time during the week. On Friday’s Practice day, students used the Clocks Tool to show time in both analogue and digital clocks.
Year 3: Telling time (5-minute intervals)
On Wednesday, our Problem-solving day, Year 3 students solved a problem about time and discussed the strategies and tools they used.
Year 4: Relating multiplication and division
Tuesday’s Hands-on Maths day saw Year 4 students use a sharing mat to act out multiplication and division of word problems. For example: 25 cupcakes are placed equally on 5 plates. How many cupcakes are on each plate?
Year 5: Gross and net mass
For Year 5 students, Tuesdays Hands-on Maths day saw them investigating gross and net mass by weighing packaged food items from their pantry. Students learned the difference between gross and net mass and realised that if the mass they weighed was greater than the mass stated on the package, then the mass on the package must be the net mass and the mass weighed must be gross mass.
Year 6: Decimal fractions - subtraction
As part of Monday’s Watch and Talk content, Year 6 students watched an ORIGO ONE video to learn about representing decimal fractions on a number line. They then completed pages from the Year 6 Student Journal to reinforce the strategy.
It’s not too late to get started! Week 1 and 2 content is still available!
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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