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Maths Magic

Look who found FOUR different ways to make 20 cents using real money!!  


Try this at home…

How many ways can you find to make $1?

Can you make $1.35?

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Maths: Multiplication Time

We are learning to skip count in twos, fives and tens.

We are learning to make equal groups.

We are drawing equal groups.

We are counting the total of all the groups put together.

We are writing repeated addition number sentences.

Some of us are reading and solving multiplication word problems.

Some of us are using the multiplication sign.

Try Number trains LEVEL 5!/media/1498351/number-trains

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In Maths, we are working on subtraction. Today we used the Hundred Square and learned tricks about taking away 10 from any two digit number. (eg. 46-10) When we know how to do this, it is easy to take away 20, 30, 40 etc. Some of us learned how to use the hundred square to count back 11, 12 and other teen numbers really quickly.

Splat 100 helps us to learn these strategies in a fun way!

We listened to short “take away” stories and matched them to the subtraction equation. We then had a go at making our own stories.

We will do lots of practice with this at the start of term and revise it throughout the year.

Tasks have been assigned on studyladder at varying levels, so feel free to log in at home and practice.


Edel and Erica


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Measurement in Grade One

We are learning all about measurement.

Today we measured our shoes using formal units (centimeters) and informal units (unifix cubes).

We measured the length, width and capacity. Some of us even measured the perimeter and area of our shoes.

We made a big chart showing our data.

It was great fun. We will add some photos soon!!

Do you know how many centimetres are in a metre?

Can you remember the length, width or capacity of your shoe? (remember to say which unit of measurement you used?)

Who has smaller/bigger shoes than you?




Subtraction Fun – Learning Links

Number line Fruit Subtraction

Balloon Pop Subtraction

Challenging Tip the Barrell Subtraction for 1 or 2 players


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More Measurement…

Some equipment we used in the classroom, corridor and chuck run on Friday afternoon:

  • Measuring tapes
  • Meter rulers
  • Our bodies
  • Paper airplanes
  • Landing strip
  • Chalk

What did you use?            

What did you find out?      

What do we need to remember when measuring?

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Maths Challenge – word problems

Hi 1-2 E,

It was great to observe that many of you recalled Division facts and strategies from last semester. For the next two weeks we will be working on Multiplication in Maths. Your skip counting practice will be very useful.

For those of you who are looking for some extra challenge in Maths (especially Grade 2), here is the link to worded problems at a Grade 3 level.

The problems require you to use addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. They are generated randomly so you will need to decide which operation to use…

This is an important part of developing your reasoning and logic skills. Good luck and let us know how you go! (Alternatively, this link will take you to some useful Multiplication practice



It’s fun to be back!

Welcome to term three!

We are glad to be back and we are looking forward to sharing our learning with you again.

In Maths we are learning about Division. Division means making groups, sharing, doing division sums… We played Smarties Maths. 6 people had to share 60 smarties BUT there were ten, twenty and thirty in three different baskets. We had to decide which basket to stand beside so that we would get the most for each person. Try this at home. It’s tricky at first!

We are meeting our study group each morning in the Multi-Purpose room. We choose a goal to work on for the day or the week. It could be a reading or a writing goal. Dion’s goal is to find synonyms of words (words that mean the same thing.) Steven’s goal is to read over his work to check that it makes sense. Grace’s goal is to show the differences between narrative and non-fiction texts. The adult leader helps us to achieve our goals.

We have started Social and Emotiaonal Learning. This is to help us stay calm, control our feelings and act appropriately at school and at home.

We have a song to learn for the Concert. It’s called “Purple People Eater”. Don’t forget to practise!

We will miss Jennifer a lot this term!

Thank you for visiting and Don’t forget to comment!

from 1-2 E


Cinderella find your fella… A fairytale Maths activitity!

Today we measured our shoes.

We were trying to find someone with the same size shoes. It had to be the perfect match- just like Cinderella!

There were so many ways of measuring and comparing.

We managed to use all of the Maths equipment – cubes, counters, rulers, icy pole sticks, coins….

Some of us measured the insides of our shoes, it was tricky.

Holly (the charming prince) and Jordyn (Cinderella) even fitted on each others shoes, just to be sure!

Kate thought at the end of the day that we had “forgotten to do Maths”!

What did you use to measure?

Who had the same/ bigger/ smaller sized shoes?

How big were YOUR shoes?



“Clustrmaps” shows us that we have had 598 visits to our blog.

What do you know about the number 598?

Break it down. Hundreds/tens/ones
Say it out loud.
Is it odd/even?
Can you round it off?
Can you write it in words?
What else can you think of?

Good luck!


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