Monday 7 May 2018

Numeracy Evening 2018

Here are some maths activities shared by the Year 5/6 teachers during our Numeracy evening. 

Mrs Latulipe's Maths Prototec Activity

Mrs Hohua's Card Game Ideas

Math Games You Can Play with a Deck of Cards

Grab a deck of cards and get ready to practice basic math skills with your students! These five math games are so much fun, kids won't realize they're learning math skills when they play!
Your students will be able to practice a variety of basic math concepts with these five card games: addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, even and odd numbers, and place value. The best part is, they won't even realize they're practice math skills because they'll be too busy having fun!

This card game can be played using addition, subtraction, or multiplication. Here's how to play:
  • Remove jokers, face cards, and aces from the deck. Split the deck evenly between two players. Make sure the cards are face down.
  • Both players turn over the top card in their pile at the same time. Whoever yells out the complete math fact first wins the cards. (Example: If you are playing "Addition Math War" and the players turn over a 4 and a 6, whoever says "4 plus 6 equals 10" first takes the cards.)
  • The player who manages to get all of the cards is the winner. 

Here's a game similar to the one described above, but this version allows students to compare fractions instead. You will need two pencils, one for each player, to serve as the fraction line. This is how it works:
  • Remove jokers, face cards, and aces from the deck. Split the deck evenly between two players, and make sure the cards are face down. 
  • Both players turn over the top two cards in their piles. The first card is the numerator; it goes above the pencil. The second card is the denominator; it goes below the pencil. The player who has the larger fraction gets to keep all four cards. (If the players turn over equivalent fractions, a "fraction war" ensues. This means a new round of cards is played, and whoever has the larger fraction in the new set of cards gets to keep all eight cards.)
  • The player who acquires all the cards is the winner. 

This game can be played using addition or multiplication. Here are the rules for this two-player game: 
  • First, decide on how many rounds you want to play.  Then remove jokers, face cards, and aces from the deck. Deal out four cards to each player. 
  • The player who can make the highest sum (for addition games) or product (for multiplication games) wins the round.
  • Whoever wins the most rounds wins the game. 

This two-player game is great for young children who are learning to recognize even and odd numbers. It's really simple! Here's how to play: 
  • After removing jokers, face cards, and aces, split the deck of cards in half and give one half to each player. (The cards should be face down.)
  • The players flip their cards over, sorting them into piles of even and odd cards. The first player to sort his or her cards yells "Freeze!" The opponent stops sorting and checks the first player's piles to make sure there are no mistakes. If there are no mistakes, the first player wins.
  • If the opponent finds any mistakes in the first player's even and odd piles, he or she gets to finish sorting. The first player checks the opponent's piles, and if there are no errors, the opponent wins. 

Looking for a card game that reinforces place value skills? This is it! Here's the low-down on this fun game: 
  • The first thing you'll want to do is remove jokers, face cards, and aces. Then, split the deck between two players and keep the cards face down. Decide how many rounds will be played before the game begins.
  • Each player draws five cards from the top of his or her pile. (You can draw fewer cards if you want to play smaller numbers.) 
  • Players rearrange their cards to make a number with the highest possible place value. Whichever player makes the higher number wins all the cards in play. 
  • Whoever wins the most rounds, wins the game. 

Mrs Hohua's Fraction Fun

NZ Maths Digital Learning Objects

The table below provides access to all of the available learning objects. Select a strand or level to display the related Learning Objects.






Level 1

Algebra, level 1Geometry, level 1Measurement, level 1Number, level 1Statistics, level 1

Level 2

Algebra, level 2Geometry, level 2Measurement, level 2Number, level 2Statistics, level 2

Level 3

Algebra, level 3Geometry, level 3Measurement, level 3Number, level 3Statistics, level 3

Level 4

Algebra, level 4Geometry, level 4Measurement, level 4Number, level 4Statistics, level 4

Level 5

Algebra, level 5Geometry, level 5Measurement, level 5Number, level 5Statistics, level 5
Information about the learning objects.
Māori versions of the learning objects (not all learning objects exist in Māori).

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Soft Plastic Recycling Challenge

Room 20 were so pleased with students response to our Soft Plastic Recycling Challenge last term they are excited to announce Soft Plastic Recycling Challenge Term Two has begun. 
There will be a Senior and Junior prize once again but this term we will only be giving points for household rubbish. Please ask your teachers about the details and thank you for your support.

 Term One was such a success Room 20 could barley keep up with all the recycling.

MJ and DaRrell have made a short video to remind you how we seperate our recycling.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Hot Cross Bun Happiness!

Cooking and Gardening
Room 21

Room 21 had a fabulous time in the kitchen today!  With Easter coming up, what better treat could we make than HOT CROSS BUNS!!!

Coralie was checking out the hot cross buns while they were baking in the oven.  They smelt delicious!

After we had baked them and glazed them, it was time for the taste test!  Naera did a pretty good job of marking the crosses on the top of each bun.

We loved the hot cross buns!  Easy to make and very tasty to eat!

Maybe you could try making some at home over the Easter break?  

Saturday 17 March 2018

R18's Assembly Video

Here is a video from R18's assembly. 
We were inspired by Kid Presidents '20 Things We Should Say More Often'. 
This is our own Dawson edition. 
We hope you enjoy!

Wednesday 14 March 2018

ASB - Get wise

Today Marlon from ASB came to talk to us about setting goals.
We wrote a CASH goal and created a plan.

Please ask about our CASH plans and see what our goals are.

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Cooking and Gardening

Salad, gnocchi and muffins

This week we have made a wonderful garden salad with mint, parsley and toasted seeds, gnocchi and a yummy banana and apple muffin.
Thank you to our wonderful cooking and gardening teacher Lesley.