Maths in the School Yard

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


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.


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.


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

Solving Problems: Sealed Solution

In 3/4D, we are creative thinkers. Today, we are holding a Family Blogging Afternoon. Miss Fraser thought it could be a good idea to work with our family members after we have completed our blogging quiz on this number problem.

We have a number of different problem solving strategies that we can use in our maths. Perhaps one of these strategies will help solve today’s problem?



Today’s problem is called Sealed Solution

*This problem comes from the Nrich website

A set of ten cards, each showing one of the digits from 0 to 9, is divided up between five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the two numbers inside it is written on each envelope:


What numbers could be inside the “8” envelope?

*There is more than one solution!

Write your solution in a comment. What problem solving strategies did you use?

Time for Time!

This week, 3/4D have been working with Kathryn’s class next door to play games to teach us more about time. We have all been working on different skills, such as:

  • reading calendars
  • telling the time on analogue clocks to the half hour
  • telling the time on analogue clocks to five minute intervals
  • saying the time correctly
  • figuring out elapsed time

We have been using our problem solving skills and learning how to best work in groups too.

Here are some websites to help you practise telling the time.

Time Clock

Time Games

ABCya – Telling Time

What have you learnt about telling the time? Which practice game did you enjoy the most and why? What is the most important thing to remember when telling the time?