Monday, 4 November 2013

5 November

Today was our final session with Mrs Culling for the year.  Unfortunately Kate and Holly have a busy week with swimming, so they were unable to join us today. 

All about 15.

15 is one ten and five ones.

 Taking away from 10.

We had to estimate how many pegs were in the jar.  We took out sets of ten and then changed our guesses as we went... until Mrs Culling said 'final guess'.
4 groups of 10 is 40 out and still more in the jar!

Stella counts in twos as she makes a set of ten.

In total there were 63 pegs.  Luna's final guess was only 5 away and Stella's was 3 off.  Good estimating girls!

Counting backwards in fives.  There's even great maths in tidying up!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

25 October 2013

Reading two and three digit numbers - well done girls!


and 4

makes 7

We used the numicon to make bonds to 10.

Stella feels what 'plate' is in the bag and then the others need to find the number that goes with it to make 10.

6 and 4 make 10

7 and 3 make 10

Making towers - bonds to 10

Recording number sentences to match our towers.

Great job girls.  Super building and fantastic recording.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Tuesday 15 October


 Holly is counting forwards in fives as she stands on the feet!

We went around the group and counted in a sequence of five using our hands.

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100.

Do you notice a pattern?

The adding game.

You play with a partner and go "one, two, three" as you pat your knees and then you both hold up a finger pattern.  First to add correctly gets a counter. There are 10 counters up for grabs.  The person with the most counters at the end is the winner!
Luna, Stella and Holly have 10 counters.  One side has a magnet and one does not.  They shake the counters in their hand and then drop them onto the board.  They then record the number sentence that they have made.  Luna threw lots of 5 and 5, so five landed with the magnet up and five landed without a magnet.

Stella throws a handful of dice and then she makes as many groups of ten as she can.  She can use as many dice as she wants as long as the total is ten.

In this photograph, the girls are holding up a number sentence for their buddy to add.  Our strategy was to use our bonds to 10 knowledge or to start with the biggest number and count on.

Monday, 23 September 2013

24 September

Today was all about pairs of numbers that make 10.

Math Adventures

Quick images " How many do you see?"

Using the tower to find the number bond to ten.

Recording a number sentence to 10.

Good quick work everyone.

The 'whacker' game is a favourite!

Marking a partner's work.

Making ten on the calculator.  We can see a pattern.

Kate checks her number sentence using the rainbow.

See you next term everyone!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Tuesday 17 September
Counting in groups of tens

Stella is using the numicon to make groups of ten

Luna says "7 tens is 70"

Kate knows that 2 tens is 20

6 groups of 10 is sixty

Then we used our tens knowledge to play Mrs Culling's 'groups of 10' twister game.  We discovered that all the girls in this group are right handed.

What a tangle!

Holly loves the 'friends of ten' app on the i-pad.

The 'whacker' game. 

One person 'whacks a number and the other person has to 'whack' the other number that will make 10.