Tuesday, March 1, 2011

World Maths Day!

Today is World Maths Day!  

We had a discussion in our class about why maths is important and how we use it every day - when we go shopping, playing games like Monopoly, Yahtzee, measuring ingredients in baking, looking at diferent shapes and patterns etc.  

To celebrate World Maths Day we went outside to play a game called "Ordering Numbers".   First we got into four teams.  Each team had an icecream container with a set of number cards from 0 to 9.  

The first person had to run to the icecream container, get one card and run to a spot, place it on the ground, then run back.  Then it was the next persons turn.  The team that finished first with all their cards in the right order had to put their hands on their heads.  

Mrs Melville checked to see if they were correct.  Then we played again but this time we had to order numbers from 10 to 20.  Lastly we had to order the numbers in 2's from 0 to 20.  
We had a lots of fun!  Next time we will be even faster...


Mrs Moor said...

Hi Room 16! What a good looking class! Pity AM was elsewhere when the class pic was taken :( Keep up the good work!

Belinda said...

Hi Room 16
What an amazing World Maths Day you've had! I would love to hear more about it when I come back to your class next week. If we go swimming again do you want to play the ship game?