This week we have been learning all about the importance of knowing dates, months, seasons and time. We have been studying timetables, diaries and TV schedules.
Today, we worked with a friend to make our own June 2018 calendars and wrote special occasions into the correct dates. We wrote in Active Week, School Tour, Cispheile, Astro, Soccer Blitz, Molaga’s Got Talent…. It’s no wonder June is our favourite month of the year! 🙂 We then came up with questions of our own based on our calendars and quizzed our peers in our class. It was great fun!
Ms. Mullen’s fourth class have been learning about 3D shapes in Maths. They identified numerous shapes in their environment, played shape identification and describing games, and investigated various prisms and pyramids. At the end of the week, they put their knowledge to good use in constructing 3D shapes from nets, and using blue tac and toothpicks. It’s not as easy as it looks!
We made 3 D shapes using matchsticks and marshmallows today …..yum !
We had two Math Quizzes in the hall on Thursday as part of Maths Week. The teams were all mixed, with children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th all being on teams together. Ms Geraghty, Ms Donnellan, Ms Ferguson and Mr Brown’s classes took part in the first quiz. Ms Carmody, Ms Walsh, Ms McNicholas and Ms McMahon’s classes took part in the second quiz. Everyone had a great time!
The winners of the first quiz – a draw!
The winners of the second quiz.
Can you figure out the answer? Check on the Maths Week website for the solution!
Why was the number 6 afraid of the number 7? (Because 7 ate 9)
Why was the snake so good at math? (He was an Adder!)
How do you make 7 even? (Take away the s!)
Why didn’t the quarter roll down the hill with the nickel? (Because it had more cents.)
What shape is like a lost parrot? (A polygon!)
What becomes smaller when you turn it upside down? (The number 9)
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!
Have a look at some of our photos!