We have incorporated maths to many of our science experiments.
In data we used tally charts, pictogram, bar line charts, pie charts and bar charts to show results of our science investigations. We used bar charts to show which type of finger prints were most common, we also used charts to represent how many vehicles passed our school gate and we will be using graphs to represent which plants grow to be the tallest.
We continue to measure our plants daily. We also measure rainfall and the wind using anemometer.
We make predictions at the beginning of all our investigations. Such as how many paper clips can a magnet hold or how many passengers can our boats hold before it sinks. We also measured the volts in our circuits.
We also constantly use algebra in our investigations and our maths trails.
Such as adding totals, averages, multiplying answers, dividing and subtraction.
Shape and Space
We looked for different shapes and angles on our maths trail.
Our school had a maths trail all around school on the 14th of April. There were ten questions on the sheet of paper. Some of them were in the back alley and some in the front yard.
Some of the questions were easy and some were hard so it was pretty balanced out overall. The easiest question I think was, how many alleys are there in the back alley? There were questions that were hard such as, how many railings are there and if each window was 2m long how much all the windows would together be? The maths trail was originally meant to be indivual work not pairs or teams but some people still worked in pairs. Tanguy was counting in French so no one would eavesdrop on him and cheat!
Once we had finished the ten questions on the sheet, we then got to do extra questions which involved counting how many cars were parked in the staff car park and what colour they were.
We also took photos for our blog on the St Pat’s website for the Discovery Science Primary Maths awards. Overall it was an amazing trail.
By: Shaune Ong
Maths trail 15/04/16
My class and I went out side and we had ten questions on of them was how many pencils it takes to cover a bench. I got 34 and a half after that I counted how many alleys were in the back alley I got 13. Another question was what year was the school opened in I got 1954 which Ms Collins had told me about earlier in the day. I had so much fun and I knew lot of answers. I had a lot of fun.