With the majority of students learning from home, the beginning of Term 2 looks a little different this year!
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.
Below are the highlights from At Home Week 4 and the topics that each year level focused on:
(Please Note: If you are joining us for the first time this week, Weeks 1-3 are still available on our website.)
Foundation: Measurement (Making comparisons)
As part of Monday’s Read and Discuss content, Foundation students read The Clown’s New Clothes (A book about Length) and discussed comparative language when referring to the size of clothing items.
Year 1: Measurement (Measuring with Informal Units)
Tuesday’s Hands-on Maths day saw Year 1 students measuring clothing using clothes pegs. Students also discussed:
- Why we must measure exactly from one end to the other,
- Why the units must be the same length, and
- Why there must be no gaps in between.
Year 2: Addition within 100
Thursday’s Game Day saw Year 2 students play two online games which helped to reinforce counting back tens and ones from any two-digit number.
Year 3: Four-Digit Numbers
As part of Monday’s Watch and Talk content, Year 3 students watched an ORIGO ONE video to learn about numeral expanders. They then completed pages from the Year 3 Student Journal to reinforce the place-value strategy.
Year 4: Measurement (Converting big to small)
On Wednesday, our Problem-solving day, Year 4 students solved a problem about time and measurement and discussed the strategies they used.
Stefan lives near a river. His house is one metre above the water level of the river. It has been raining for several days and Stefan is told he must soon evacuate because the water in the river is rising 50mm each hour. How many hours until the water reaches his house?
Year 5: Division with Three-Digit Numbers
Tuesday’s Hands-on Maths day saw Year 5 students researching the cost of an item they would like to purchase. Students then investigated how much they would need to save each month if they planned to buy the item in three or five months.
Year 6: Introducing Integers
Year 6 students had several opportunities to practice positive and negative numbers during the week. On Friday’s Practice day, students played a game using the number cards from a card deck to reinforce their learning. They drew two cards at a time. The black cards represented negative numbers and the red cards represented positive numbers. If the cards they drew were in ascending order, they scored a point.
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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