BODMAS

In Mathematics we have been learning about BODMAS.

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Questions:

  • What did you learn this week?
  • Can you write a problem for others to solve?
  • Can you solve a problem posed by another student.

Transformations and Angles

This week in Mathematics we have been looking at Transformations (Reflect, translate & rotate) and Angles.

During a lesson on Transformations we needed to draw the first letter of our name then reflect, translate and reflect it in different quadrants.

We also looked at Reflection through images, below are some examples

We then looked at Angles and had a visit from Mr Squiggle.  Below are some images of our own Mr Squiggle drawings and the degree of each angle.

Next week we will be taking Maths outside, looking at Angles around our school.

Questions: 

  • What did you learn about Transformations?
  • What did you learn about Angles?
  • What activity did you enjoy at the most and why?

Survey – Data

A couple of weeks ago we shared a Google Form with the world to collect data for our Maths topic. We were amazed with the amount of responses that we received. We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped us out and filled in our Google Form.

We then needed to work in small groups to analyse the data then present our findings. It was very interesting to see how each group interpreted the data gathered.

What we thought about the data we collected:

 Amy – It was fun because we got to ask our own questions and see what others responded from around the world. 

Jesse-It was interesting to find out all the answers to some questions that you may have never known.

Anthony – I loved sending out the questions in a form and getting over 850 responses than asking the year 6 classes and getting 40 odd responses. What a great way to start working on data.

Claudia- I thought it was a great idea that we did the class form! I think our Google Presentation looks great.

Will – It was interesting about all the different answers. It was really fun!

Cecilia – I had a lot of fun analysing the data from our survey. Lots of the information we found out  was very interesting. I thought my groups Google Presentation was great!

Charlie- I think that it was really interesting how many responses we had. It was also really cool how we could see all the responses and what people had said.

Maggie – I enjoyed this because we got to make up our own questions and find out what people from around answered.

Callum –  I think that the survey was a good idea. I liked it how we made our own question.

Breianna- I think that the survey was good because we got to look at the results.

Jasmine: I think the survey was fun and interesting. The best part was looking at the results.

Alex- I thought the survey was interesting because we got to find out what people around the world thought of our questions.

Joseph-I really like seeing people from different countries filling it out. I like the different answers people put and wrote.

Shaun- I liked making a Google Presentation and analysing the data then presenting.

Fraser- I liked it when we created our own questions and people from aroudn the world answered it. I also liked looking at all the different responses.

Naeve- I liked some of the answers that people submitted and I was surprised with a lot of  the results.

Ella – I really enjoyed doing the survey because of all the different responses from around the world.

Maddy- I liked people from different countries filling out our survey and some of the results we were shocked with.

Mary- I liked receiving different peoples opinions from around the world and seeing all the different super powers people wanted.

Patrick – I loved making the Google presentation with my friends. I had a great time.

Issy – I really enjoyed making and analysing the data with a friend. I also loved the survey so we could see people from around the worlds answers. Overall this was really fun and I recommend it.   

Julian – The data was really fun because we got to choose our groups. I worked with my friends.

Google Presentations:

Questions:

  • What did you find interesting about our data we collected?
  • If you could ask one question what would it be?
  • If you could change one thing what would it be?

SHAPE

This week in Mathematics we have been looking at Shape. We have been focusing on 3D shapes and how they are used in many different ways. We begun the week looking at the different types of 3D shapes, including nets, faces, vertices and edges associated to each 3D shape. Next we took our learning outside and explored all the 3D shapes that make up our school. From this we then created a Presentation using Google Presentation to show how 3D shapes are all around us.
Take a look below at the fantastic learning that has occurred in our class about Shape.

Questions:

  • What is one interesting fact you have learnt about 3D shapes?
  • What 3D shape is our school mainly made up of?
  • What do you think of everyone’s presentations? Make sure you leave some feedback for others.

Number Patterns

This week in 6EK, we have been investigating different number patterns and sequences.

Some things we have focused on include:

  • Factors
  • Prime Numbers
  • Counting Numbers
  • Square Numbers
  • Fibonacci Sequence
  • Pascal’s Triangle
  • Triangular Numbers

We investigated Prime Numbers using Eratosthenes’ Sieve (pronounced AIR-a-TOSS-the-knees). This lesson was very interesting where students were able to make connections between Prime Numbers and Factors using Eratosthenes’ Sieve.

We also investigated Pascal’s Triangle and how it linked to other Number patterns/ sequences that included counting numbers, triangular numbers, doubling and factors (PLUS many more including Tetrahedral Numbers).

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Questions:

  • Explain one of the Number Patterns/Sequences that we have investigated this week?
  • What was your favourite part of this week’s activities?
  • Do you know what Tetrahedral Numbers are?

Cartesian Planes

Today in 6EK learnt about Cartesian Planes.

Cartesian coordinates can be used to pinpoint where you are on a map or graph.

Students worked in pairs to create their own Cartesian Plane with questions to ask others.

Below are some links to some online games related to Cartesian Planes.

Cartesian Planes

Locate the Alien Game

 Questions:

  • What did you learn about Cartesian Planes?
  • If someone else was learning about Cartesian Planes what is one tip you have for them?
  • What have you liked most about learning about Cartesian Planes?