Today in Eketahuna we drew some possibility pictures and used books from the library to help describe some possibilities. We then used a find the kiwi book and looked at things we were certain of, one being Donald Trump enjoying his holiday in New Zealand! We then went to the café and estimated how many people would come in and what they would buy, then tallied up the results.
Today we estimated how many times a die would land on one of the sides, then continued to roll it around 25 times to see which side it would land on the most. Afterwards we presented our data on the whiteboard and looked at a graph we made and strangely enough 3 was rolled the most! We then moved on to making our own spinner games and playing 21, where we would add up numbers while being paid, to risk it to win at 21!
Today we continued our lessons on probability and wondered how we could show the words certain, likely, possible, unlikely and impossible with pictures. We discovered that using a cup with varying amounts of water would work well and so we drew lots of cups. We then moved on to drawing other things that were impossible like a giraffe in a matchbox and used different sets of eyes and moustaches to figure out the probability of what we would be more likely to have.
Today at Eketahuna we started off with probability and estimated how many jelly beans we thought were in a jar! Our guesses ranged from 20 up to 100! Then we moved on to spinners and used them to play a game where we handed out counters based on what the spinner landed on. The person with the least amount of counters won.
Today at Eketahuna we went mad with measurements! We guessed what our stride length was, and then compared it to the actual length. Afterwards we then went and estimated measurements outside with strides as our unit of measurement, which we then compared to the actual amount of strides, then the actual measurement in metres. After a quick lunch we went inside and started work on tangrams, creating our own in the end to challenge others to make!
t was measuring madness at Eketahuna Library this morning for the Yr1-2’s! We measured the stretch of our arms (fingertip to fingertip) and compared it to our height. Then we used what we knew about our height to become ‘one metre detectives’, trying to find everything that we thought was about 100cm long, tall or high. When we doubled our size, we found we would have been able to touch the roof!! In the afternoon we discovered the magic of Tetrahedrons! Once started we couldn’t stop making them! Afterwards we made a small display of all our stuff we made during the day, to show off to the world!
Today at the Eketahuna Maths Is Fun session, we got out our tangrams and decided to make some kiwis after seeing someone taking a photo of our town kiwi outside! Now that you’ve seen our creations, we challenge you to try make some yourself!
And when were looking at the dominoes, we wondered….. ‘is zero an odd or an even number?”