This week in Maths we all learned about different countries being celebrated by the year 2 teachers. In this class we learned about Malawi, a country in Africa. The photo here shows you a year 1 classroom. If you want to you can find 10 differences between our classroom and theirs. Feel free to leave a comment with your findings.
This week in Maths we have been exploring the different types of measurement tools and measurements. Including measuring liquid in litres with a container, measuring weight in kg using scales, and measuring length in cm and m with a tape measure and metre ruler.
Here is a website that has an online quiz about comparing length and height http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1/compare-objects-length-and-height This website is one that you can pay for if you want to keep track of your score, otherwise it can be used free of charge if you do not want to keep track of your score. Please note it is an American website so some measurement is not metric.
If you would like to continue our discussions about measurement at home you can weigh your child and talk about kg and compare the weights in the family. Making predictions about weight before stepping on the scales. Such as I think I am going to be 20 kg and I think my big sister is going to be 30 kg. Or you could measure your child's height and compare heights of different family members. Or you could do some cooking together where you read a recipe and look at the different measuring tools used in cooking.
This week we have been looking at reading and understanding graphs. We discussed why people would use a graph, practised surveying our classmates and graphing the data collected. We developed our understanding of the concepts most and least, and we posed clear and specific questions that we wanted to learn more about. Below are photos of the students surveying their friends. Questions posed included; "Do you like chocolate chips?"; "What car do you like better an Aston Martin, Ferrari or Lamborghini?".
Next weeks homework will provide an opportunity for your child to practise their surveying skills.