It has been a few weeks since we have had a new post on our blog. This doesn’t mean we haven’t been hard at work though! We have been using our blog to work on an individual learning program to do with fractions, decimals and percentages. It has been great to make choices about our own learning, work at our own pace and have lots of time to work one-on-one with the teacher!
Above is our last homework for the year. Most of the tasks are items that students have been doing anyways and will consolidate the learning we are doing in class. Remember to ask questions if you are unsure what to do. If you need an extra copy of the maths task you can download it here.
In Maths at the moment, we are learning about ratios.
We have also been using ratios and how they are used on maps as a scale. This has helped us to find the distance between points on a map.
This activity below can help you to further understand ratios. Make sure you start at level one in the activity; it will be too tricky if you move through too quickly. You will need to log on to the Ultranet in order to be able to access this activity. See me if you cannot remember your password!
While you are working independently this morning, you may like to use this site to help you with remembering about angles.
Here are some handy tips for working with a protractor:
Angles are measured using a protractor. You can guess the rough size of an angle by looking to see if it’s acute or obtuse, but you’ll need a protractor for a precise measurement.
Here’s how to use a protractor to measure an angle:
Line up the protractor so the ‘cross hair’ is exactly on the angle.
Line up one of the lines with the 0 line on the protractor.
See which numbers the angle comes between. If it is between 30 and 40, the angle must be thirty something degrees.
Count the small degrees up from 30. In this example, the angle is 35°.
When you’re done, you may like to give these two activities a go as well. The first game requires you to make the angles in order to make targets.
This second game, Roboidz, will take a long time to load but is worth the wait! You may like to open it in a new browser tab and complete another activity while you wait. Click on the picture below to launch the game.
Here is a game you can use to practise recognising angles. You will need to click on the image below to open the game, because it has some extremely irritating music that plays when you open the page. So long as you put the computer on mute it is a great game!
Remember to look at the compass guide at the top to know which direction you are hitting in.
In the game Action Fractions, you can practise adding and subtracting fractions.
The race starts off more simply adding fractions with like denominators, but becomes harder after round two when you have to add fractions with different denominators, and then subtract. Click on the image below to give it a go and let us know how you find it!
Today in class, some groups also worked on learning/revising the process for multiplying fractions. We used this video to work independently and help us with the concept. You can watch it below for revision.
Last week in Maths we focused on revising what we have learnt about shape, location and measurement. In order to do this, we worked in groups with 56D to build cities showcasing our maths knowledge.
You can check out the requirements of our cities here. Below are photos of us working on our cities and the finished products. As a part of the task, we also had to create a Powerpoint highlighting the maths used in building our city. You can watch these Powerpoints below.