Numeracy Week, Reach for the Stars

Last week was National Numeracy Week for all Australian schools.
This year the Reach for the Stars activity was to measure the perimeter of our classroom by standing around the walls arm to shoulder.
We counted 48 students by
1. standing along the length-and the we doubled this for the other side.
2. standing along the width- and the we doubled this for the other end
3. we added the two steps together.
We learnt about the formula for measuring perimeter- (2XLENGTH)+(2xwidth)=the perimeter

We decided to ‘turn and talk’ about all the other maths in our classroom.
Here is a list of some of the things that we spotted as potential maths opportunities in Room 19.
1. Work out the answers to all the arrays in our classroom.
2. Work out the area of our classroom walls.
3. Work out the depth of our classroom-although this is very tricky because the ceiling is not flat.
4. Graph the students according to a variety of headings.
5. Investigate the timetables for students, specialists and teachers.
6. Draw the 2 D shapes for a birds eye view of the classroom.
7. Look at the roll for attendance data.
7. Compare the results of our investigations with another class.

Numeracy Week @ LLPS

Another week of rich learning tasks at Lara Lake PS.
The Middles will learn about FRACTIONS for Numeracy Week.
The Reach for the Stars activity is on Tuesday.
We have to do the Shuttle Runs for 2, 4 and 6 minutes.
The whole school data will be interesting to analyse.


Fit for thinking – shuttle runs for our whole school.

To contribute to the national data collection, we will be doing a shuttle run.

This will involve four teams of students taking turns to run 20 metres, drop their shuttle in to the container and return to the team so the next student can take their turn. All teams will put their shuttles in a single container – we are only interested in the total number of shuttles the class can move in 2 minutes, then 4 minutes and finally 6 minutes(printable version )

Untitled from Bernadette Lynch on Vimeo.