Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Room 16's Maths Strategies

Yay for Tuesdays!

I love coming in to see all the lovely students at Western Heights Primary on my Tuesdays in School and I'm super happy that I could spend some time working with Room 16 on their mathematical strategies.

Here, Eesha is working on her 9 times tables using the hand strategy I taught her. She folds back one finger at a time from 1 to 10 and using place value, counts her tens and ones to find the answers to her multiplication problem.

Chelsea is learning to use tidy numbers for 2 digit numbers. She is learning to use part-whole strategies so that she can solve BIG equations like 65 + 72! Well done, Chelsea :) 

I really enjoyed Mrs. M.R.'s Counting by 2's, 5's and 10's video! What a great way to learn how to count!

Justin and Veronica are working hard with their number line strategy where you have an equation like 9 + 5.  First, you must find the larger number, 9 on the number line and place a counter on the 9. Then, you must count on 5 from the counter. Then place your counter on the new number, 14. That is your answer! 

Great work Room 16. I'm so pleased with all of your effort and excitement with maths strategies! :)

Aryan's Sharing

Today, Aryan brought in his very special Transformers figurines to share with the class.

These were his favourite toys and we were very lucky to have Aryan share with us in Room 16. 

I really liked how Aryan spoke in a clear voice and showed us how you could transform the toys and open up different compartments within the figurines. 

Thank you Aryan for sharing! :)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Nicoles Piano Performance

Nicole was so brave last Friday when she performed three tunes on the piano for the whole of the Middle School.  Her performance really was outstanding.