Archive of ‘Mathematics’ category

Mapping

We are learning about Mapping. Today Mrs E shared a Google Map with us, which showed us our school and a local cafe. We worked in groups to write directions for how to get from our school to the cafe.

Meausuring Capacity

Yesterday in Maths, we started learning about CAPACITY. When you measure the capacity of a container, you are measuring how much it holds.

We took a lot of different containers to the sandpit and measured their capacity. After we explored on our own, we did an experiment to find out which of two containers held less. First we estimated, then we tested it by filling one and transferring the sand into the other.

We had lots of fun doing this activity, and we’re going back today to learn some more. Here are some photos of our activity.

Do you know how to measure the capacity of containers?

How would you compare the capacity of different containers?

What clues would you look for to make your estimates about whether a container would hold more or less than another?

– Written by 2KE

Directions

Today in Maths we worked with a partner, and we took turns directing each other around the classroom. We tried to use TECHNICAL VOCABULARY, like destination, turn, forward, straight ahead, backwards, up, down, right, left and across.

We looked at the maps we drew yesterday and we talked about how important it was to label them well.

Are you going away over the long weekend? We are wondering who might need to use a map over the weekend?!