Maths in the School Yard

We teamed up with 3/4A to work together to find Maths in the school yard!

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We had to get into groups of 4 and each group was given a set perimeter. We then took a trundle wheel outside and measured different shapes on the ground to try and find a shape that was that certain perimeter.

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It was a little tricky at first but we used TRIAL and ERROR to find the shapes.

We enjoyed practising our measuring skills outside of the classroom.

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Could you find a shape in your house that has a perimeter of 10m? What did you most enjoy about our perimeter task?

SOLE Presentations

A couple of weeks ago, Miss Fraser tried to trick us and told us that all of the continents in the world were formed by one man digging a lot of big holes and filling them with water. She said that even though the land was once connected, it is now separated  by water because of this man digging holes.

We knew Miss Fraser wasn’t right. But could we prove her wrong? How?

We had a couple of sessions to research and then share our learning with the class. We found out that;

  • Earth is a rock planet
  • There was something called a “continental drift”
  • There was once a large land mass called Pangea – also known as the “supercontinent”
  • As magma below the Earth’s crust moves and circulates, it causes the shift of tectonic plates. As the plates move, so too do the continents on top of the plates
  • Pangea began forming about 300 million years ago, was fully together by 270 million years ago and began to separate around 200 million years ago

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**Miss Fraser is extremely proud of our researching skills and finding information all by ourselves (with the help of our partners and other class members.)**

We can’t wait to do another SOLE activity!

 

What did you find out from your SOLE research? Do you think you could prove Miss Fraser wrong? What was the best part of learning SOLE style?

Carousel

To practise working together as a collaborative group, we completed an activity called a Carousel. We call it that because we have different questions to answer on separate pieces of paper and after a certain amount of time, each group rotates to the next question.

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We had 5 questions to answer:

What is learning?
School is important because…
Our classroom  should be _____ every day.
One thing Miss Fraser needs to help me with this year is…
What does everyone in our class need to do to make sure we can all learn together?

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We enjoyed working in groups together and a lot of us had the same ideas that we agreed upon. We also learned an important acronym to remember how we are expected to work in groups:

G: Give thoughtful feedback
R: Respect all opinions
O: On task at all times
U: Use soft voices
P: Participate
S: Stay with your group

How would you answer the questions? Why is school important to you?