World of Maths R-2
This week the students at Seacliff Primary were afforded the opportunity to participate in an incursion which involved students from Reception to Year 7 doing plenty of interesting Maths related activities at various stations.
Although we live in the age of digital technology, it was a terrific opportunity to observe students engaged and challenged with hands on tasks.
There was an interesting fishing game. The children had to use a magnetic rod to catch three fish. Yes, very similar to the fishing game you or your children may have owned. This game involved the fish falling into a dollar value slot.
Maths involved: How much were your fish worth?
Another activity provided the children with a model of a house with internal and external doors. The students had to discover which room the doll would end up in, but the challenge was to take the doll through each room only once.
Maths involved: Problem solving
These activities involved much language, discussion, collaboration, deep thinking and problem solving, amongst other Maths skills.
It was great to observe the respect, listening skills and the sharing of ideas amongst the students.
This session also provided our students with another opportunity, using materials, to further springboard our learning investigations into our HASS topic of ‘Life in the Past’.
A special thank you to Lynne for organising this incursion and for Gary, the presenter.