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USING PLAYING CARDS TO IMPROVE OUR MENTAL STRATEGIES
We played a game called '24' in Hawthorn today to improve our mental additions. We tried to use our number bonds to help or doubling and near doubles to quickly add.
Each player has 5 cards and the first to make 24 wins. You can swop a card and take from the pile to try to make the magic number of 24. Royal cards are worth 10 and Ace is either 1 or 11.
Playing in pairs or three's is best.
FRACTION FRIDAYS - UNDERSTANDING QUARTERS
Now we played the game with 1/4's. We collected quarters by throwing a dice in a one minute challenge. Then we worked out our whole ones and left over quarters. We worked out how many cards we have by multiplying our whole ones by 4.
Next we made drawings on bars and pies to split shapes up and shade fractions. We then took this concept by splitting a number as well.
To help us consolidate learning over lockdown, each Friday every class goes back to Fractions and we remind ourselves of some key learning in fractions.
Today Hawthorn played the 'Halves Game' with a partner. How many halves can we collect in 1 minute and then work out how many whole ones we have.
We also noticed that it if we earned 10 cards we had 5 wholes ones. We noticed a pattern = 12 cards would equal 6 wholes etc.
ROUNDING NUMBERS TO 1000 in small groups
More practise with a number line (skipping rope)!
Steps to Success for 6495:
USING A GIANT NUMBER LINE TO HELP US ROUND TO THE NEAREST 1000
We know that 500 is half of 1000. We plotted 1500, 2500, 3500 and so on.
We could plot other numbers and actually see if it was closer to 1000 or 2000.
We realised that the 500 was key - we needed to look at the hundreds column and decide if we should round up or down depending on the hundreds digit.
NUMBER LINES AND CHANTING
We used our giant number line to position numbers up to 10,000.
We also counted in 25's and positioned numbers including 225, 250, 275, 300 etc.
We used Base 10 to build 1000. We learnt that 10 x 100 = 1000. Some of us had to make 100 in 10's if we did not have enough 100's! Or if Mrs Kirk stole our 100's!!