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MATHS PROBLEM SOLVING – ‘The Deca tree’

Can you work out the answers to these problems?

Thanks to nrich.maths.org for providing such great resources.

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Which car goes in which lane? Explain your reasoning.

 

Can you solve this card problem?

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And now try solving the deca tree problem!  

It’s easier than you think! Give it a go.

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MATHLETICS -CONGRATULATIONS 5/6 FRANCIS!

 CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE FOR WORKING SO HARD TO MAKE IT TO THE

2ND POSITION IN THE TOP 50

SCHOOLS IN AUSTRALIA!!

Sorry Mr Selby for bumping you off the second place position.

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 CONGRATULATIONS FOR ALSO NOW MAKING IT INTO THE WORLD TOP 50 CLASSES!

YOU ALL DESERVE A GREAT BIG PAT ON THE BACK!!! WELL DONE EVERYONE!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JORDAN, AARON AND VINCENT FOR MAKING IT TO THE TOP 100 STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA!! 

WELL DONE! YOU HAVE CERTAINLY WORKED HARD TO ACHIEVE THIS. LOOKS LIKE THE COMPETITION IS ON BETWEEN AARON AND JORDAN.

THEY ARE NECK AND NECK!

JORDAN

Maths Study Jams

Hi everyone,

Do you want to test yourself on what we

have been learning so far this year?

Then try this website.

There are step by step videos that clearly explain

many of the concepts

we have been studying this year.

It also includes other topics which we will look at later in the year.

Maths Study JamsMaths Study Jams

Try the Science one too!

There are so many topics!

Science Study JamsScience Study Jams

Outer Space – Maths Hunt – Study Jams

Follow these great links to some fun maths activities

Math Hunt             Math Hunt

Outer Space Math Hunt   Outer Space Math Hunt

This next link takes you to some Interactive Study Jams on the Solar System.

Now that we have almost finished our study of the Solar System,

test yourself with these quizzes:

  Solar System Study Jams

READING GRAPHS AND SURVEY RESULTS

THIS ACTIVITY INCORPORATED MATHS, LITERACY, ICT AND SEL!  

               In Maths over the past few weeks we have been learning about graphs and data. We learnt that there are many different types of graphs: bar graphs, tally graph, line graph, pie graph, dot plots and histograms, just to name a few. We learnt how to read data from different types of graphs and how to compare them.

               We also conducted surveys in our class and then designed graphs to show the information. The most difficult one was doing all the calculations for drawing a pie graph. After a while it became easier and it was a lot of fun.

               One of the best activities we did was to design two surveys for a class in our school. This was a lot of fun because we had to think about the age of the children we were going to survey. We couldn’t make the questions too difficult for the younger children.

               Our literacy activity was to write a letter to the class teacher asking for a convenient time when we could conduct the survey. We then delivered the letters and waited in anticipation for our replies, which for most of us, came back very quickly.  Then came the fun part! We went to each classroom and surveyed the students. Some of us were very nervous, but we came back quite happy with our results!

                As part of this activity we also incorporated ICT and we learnt how to use Excel to design the bar and pie graphs.

               Below are the results (in the form of a PowerPoint) for each Year level in the school.

            Feel free to download the survey results and leave a comment!

by Tracey and Julie

 

 

Mathematics – Enlarging and reducing to scale

In maths this week the students from our class have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and how to enlarge and reduce them to scale. We all had to decide on which name or nickname we were going to use. We had to use graph paper to design our name in block letters. After that, we had to create a shadow for each letter to create a 3D effect. We used a scale of 1:2 to enlarge our name. We also blocked a shadow on the enlargement. Some people then even tried to reduce their name to a scale of 1:.5. This was harder to do but some succeeded.

We discovered that even though our names were doubled in size the angles of each letter stayed the same. In other words, the angles were not enlarged even though the letters were enlarged.

This was a fun activity and we really enjoyed it. The results are fantastic as you can see below. Well Done Everyone!

                                                                                    Jordan and Kyle

 

Enlarging our Names on PhotoPeach

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Mathletics

Hello 5/6 Francis bloggers!

I know you all enjoyed doing some maths today through the Mathletics website.

Remember that at the moment it is only a trial. I encourage you to use the site at home whenever you can and at school whenever you are allowed.

I have added the link to Mathletics in our blog roll; that way it should be quicker for you when you want to get onto the website.

I know that some people had issues with their new passwords. We will try to work it out in class.

Otherwise, keep using the site while we can and continue developing your mathematics skills.

Let me know if there are any further issues.

Mathletics

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Welcome to Term 2

Hello everyone and welcome back to Term 2.
Happy Easter to you all. I hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday and that you are ready for another busy term.
I know I had a very relaxing time, catching up with family and friends. My family and I went to Rye and the holiday break gave me an opportunity to walk along the beach and recharge my batteries. What did you do over the holidays? Do you think the holiday break was too long? I was thinking that maybe for some people holidays are a boring time and they would much rather be at school. For others, holidays are a great time just to be away from school and sleep in!  Is this an issue we can discuss:

Do school children have too many holidays?

Write back and tell me what you think? Should holidays be shortened or extended? Your parents probably have other ideas! Discuss this issue with them and write back and tell me what you think and even what they think. I would love to hear your opinion on this issue.

This term is shaping up to be another very busy and exciting time. Not only will we be completing our study of Gold, but we will be going on camp. Yes, finally! I know you are all very excited about going on camp. What are you looking forward to the most about camp? Write back and tell me.

When we return from camp, we will commence our study on Space. So for all you budding astronauts, this is the topic for you. Maybe start thinking about what areas of Space you would like to research. Write back and tell me what you would like to study in this area.

Bye for now and looking forward to seeing you all at school.

Mrs Francis

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