Our latest Maths unit is focusing exploring ways to solve simple addition problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies.  We are investigating using known facts, ten facts, counting on, using materials (like MAB) and how the order of the addends doesn’t change the total.

Teach someone at home how to play “Flipper” – you need a deck of cards with the kings, queens & jacks removed.

You could also explain to mum or dad what we did with the yellow pages.  I wonder what your phone number is worth.  The digits in mine add up to 32.

Here are some fun websites to help us practice increasing our adding speed and recognising addition facts:

Which game do you like better and why?

Explanations – Why are some choices healthy?

We have been learning about some healthy choices we can be making to live well, play well and learn well.  We have been using our reading skills to do some research and then our writing skills to record explanations.  An explanation text explains why, how or what?  So far we have written explanations about why it is important to get plenty of sleep and why it is important to drink water.

I wonder who can explain some of the reasons we have found about why it so important for us to sleep and drink water?