How likely are you to win the Lotto? Although we would LOVE to say it is a definite chance, we all know that it is very unlikely. Possible – but unlikely!!
This week we were learning about the probability of certain outcomes. For example: What is the chance of rolling an odd/even number on a dice? That’s right, there is an equal chance!
We played lots of probability games like spinning a spinner and landing on different animals, flipping coins, choosing different coloured marbles out of a mystery bag. It was great fun!
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This week, we have been doing money for maths. We worked with a partner in a fun shop keeper game where we made up prices for different items and had to buy them from or sell them to our partner! We had to calculate the total cost of items but most importantly… We had to make sure we received the correct change out of our spending money! We had great fun (but secretly wishing the money was real!)
By Jamie Mc Guffin-Grehan
Click on the link to watch the video! We had lots of fun with water this week!
Today, Miss O’Regan taught us how to play a card game. We called it Blackjack Decimal Maths.
We drew a table in our copy with headings for hundreds, tens, units, tenths, hundredths and thousandths. We took out all the kings, queens, jokers, jacks and tens from the pack and then we had to pick a card. An ace counted as one. We had to write the number of the card in the section we thought would give us the biggest number. Once you wrote the number in, you couldn’t move it around. The person who got the biggest number at the table got one point. If you made the highest number possible, you got two points.
It was really fun! We recommend it!
Math Games were very fun. We did lots of games, and we played a math game on the computer. It was very difficult. You got a problem and you have to answer it. We also got a sheet with two boxes. One was yes and one was no. You tick yes if you got it right and no if you got it wrong. We played another math game. We played Pie in the Sky. It was a fraction game. You pick a fraction and place it on the board. We also played Toss and Think. You roll three dice and add them all up, and then you place a counter on that number. We played Pizza Fractions. It was another fraction game were you pick a fraction and place it on a pizza that matches. Football multiplication was next and it was the best. You roll two die and multiply them. If the answer is next to your counter you may move there. We then played Snakes and ladders. It was just like normal snakes and ladders, except it was a fireman with hoses and ladders in a big building on fire. We enjoyed playing Maths games. By Cathal and Tobi
From Ms Sullivan’s Class.
There were 528 sweets in the jar! James from Ms McNamee’s class guessed the closest, 525, so he won the sweets for his class! Well done James.
We’ve been very busy on Mangahigh for maths week.
We took tallies and drew barcharts and multiple barline graphs to show our results . Then we presented our findings to the class
We have been learning about money. Ms Ferguson has given us a a task to find presents suitable for children . We must find out how much we need to spend on each child! Callum and Jamie found a present for a three year old for E 379.99- We think this is a little over budget!