For Maths Week, all classes made a special effort to make maths as hands on and fun as possible to show how maths is relevant in our everyday lives. The children in Ms Moriarty’s class were looking with their “maths eyes” to take photos using the iPads and then come up with a maths question relative to the photo. Here are the results. See if you can answer any of their maths questions as a challenge during.
Junior Infants had great fun today in Mrs O’Sullivan’s class. They went on a Maths shape hunt around the school and they also used maths during PE putting numbers in the correct order. Well done to you all!
1st class went on a Maths trail to the Windmill today and they had to use their maths eyes to find various numbers, patterns and shapes on their hunt. When they returned to class they had to draw something they had seen and remembered to represent each box on their sheet. Ms Doyle said they were all so quiet, concentrating so hard on their drawings when they returned and the results are fabulous.
During maths week, Ms O’Shea’s 4th class played a division game of Go fish. Instead of asking for a card, they revised their division facts. Instead of asking for 3 they asked have you 12÷4? Another Division game they play was a game called 'Division Wars'. In pairs the children had to pull 2 cards each and divide the bigger card by the smaller card. All cards were included. Ace=1, jack=11, Queen =12, king=13 and joker 14. The winner is the person who is left with the biggest answer. This is also including remainders. During PE, the class warmed up by running around and performing different sets of exercises then they had to get into groups of 4, 5, 6 etc. Then the completed a relay game in their pods where each pod had to run one at a time to retrieve a card with a divisor question and match it up with its answer card. It was great to see the good team work.
4th class also played a maths board game working on their division facts today. They object was to get 4 correct answers in a row either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Well done to 4th class making division fun during Maths Week.
When learning about weight, 4th class made their own cookies in their pods. They had to weigh out all the ingredients and carry out all the steps by themselves.
When learning about weight, 4th class also completed weighing stations. On one station they matched weight amounts to their gram, kilogram, decimal and fraction equivalent. On the other stations they first estimated the weight of various items you would find in the kitchen before weighing them using the digital scale and kitchen scale, They also looked at trying to balance objects on the pan balance.
Numicon Senior Infants went on a numicon orienteering trail.