A big thank-you to all the children (and parents/carers) in Mrs Lane's class who have produced some outstanding work on Habitats for homework. Here are some of the results.
We had a guest teacher come into class on Thursday to help us with problem solving. The best way you can appreciate what your children learnt is to show you the script and findings of a very productive and fun hour. We hope you are impressed with what your children managed to achieve.
Every 2nd is iced. Every 3rd has a cherry. Every 4th has a chocolate button.
The 1st biscuit has no decoration.
How many others were also not decorated?
Did any of the biscuits have all three decorations?
What strategies might you use to find out? Discuss.
Hand out sheets with printed circles in 4 x 5 rows to represent the biscuits.
Children start to indicate which biscuits have which topping using their own form of notation (numbers, diagrams, symbols or letters)
The objective is to spot patterns.
We discovered that:-
Biscuits with icing are in the two times table
Biscuits with a cherry are in the three times table
Biscuits with a chocolate button are in the four times table.
Our discoveries became very interesting.
Biscuits 1, 5, 7, 11, 17, 19 have no toppings and are also Prime Numbers.
Biscuit 12 is the only one with all three toppings. Why? Because our tables tell us that 6 x 2; 3 x 4; and 4 x 3 = 12
therefore if we had more than 20 biscuits we know that biscuits 24 and 36 would have all three toppings. 12 x 2; 8 x 3; 6 x 4 = 24 and so on.
What topping if any, would biscuit 27 have? Cherry because it is in the three times table. Also it is an odd number. We can check our calculations using the inverse operation. 27/9=3
And biscuit 50? What topping would it have if any?
Convince your child that you are right....
What a great start to our term.
Our class have been doing some fabulous work finding fractions of different quantities.
In Science we have been looking at our teeth and that of a variety of different animals.
We have discovered that teeth are brilliantly designed to manage the different types of food which is eaten.
Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores have different teeth to manage different diets.
We have used ‘Book Publisher’ to provide information about all different types of teeth. Below you will see some of our work.
Finally, we wanted to see what effect different foods have on our teeth; in order to do this we set up an experiment with eggs. See below.
We hope you will come back to see our results in a week.
These eggs will stay in their liquids until next week then we will see what effect the liquids have had on the shells, if any.
So what happened to our eggs?
Come and have a look...run your cursor on the pictures to read what we discovered.
We have been learning to be safe on the Internet this term. If you want to see what we have been learning please follow this link
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