In Maths this week…
We were working on number properties. There was a strong focus on decimals
- comparing numbers
- place value
- rounding decimals
- ordering decimals
- placing decimals on a number line
In collaboration with Mr Matt, we explored negative numbers. We know that addition has commutative properties (being able to move the numbers in a sum around and get the same result e.g. 4 + 2 =6 / 2 + 4 = 6) however, when dealing with subtraction that produces negative numbers, the principle does not apply e.g. 4 – 6 = -2 / 6 – 4 = 2
We talked about where we might see negative numbers in ‘the real world‘…
- in maths (of course)
- the Stockmarket
- discounts in sales
- coordinates underground (such as a mine) below sea level
- elevators / buildings
Maybe you have some other ideas that you can share with your child.
Next week we move on to understands the procedures for finding perimeter and area.
- Stop light formative assessment – used to determine students’ level of understanding. You can see with our work on negative numbers, most students felt confident enough to teach others! Fantastic.
- Mr Matt’s amazing record of our mathematical thinking.
Grade 5 Service (see student comments)
As part of Grade 5 Service, we headed over to the cemetery. We had lots of fun doing the service and we cleaned a few graves. We filled all our bags and it was a great job, we all worked together and we did not have any conflict. We were happy to help the community so that people can come and visit and see it as clean. Everyone did a great job and we cleaned very much and we were all happy about the job . It was lots of fun.
Written by Lazare.