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Month: November 2019

Short Division

Short Division

Short Division Vs Long Division

This week in class we had a big focus on developing our short division skills in the written method. At first we represented any remainders or left overs as simply that, a remainder as a whole number. Once we mastered that we looked at how we can be more accurate by continuing to share and divide what is left over. The result was a decimal fraction or at times, a common fraction. We extended our understanding by analysing different word problems and justifying how we wanted to represent the remainder. We came to the conclusion that problems that involved money and elements of time and measurement a decimal fraction was appropriate whereas, problems involving physical objects like pizza or people we can represent remainders as a common fraction or a whole number.

Visit some of these sites that contain the students filming a short tutorial on short division. You will have to copy and paste the URL into your search engine..

 

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/642a30d6-c370-4553-9697-662de78f9707

 

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/a151e257-76de-41a6-9ba3-abc925a94675

 

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/cba099bb-87a7-4974-847d-fc04da7b7485

Puzzle Friday

Puzzle Friday

It was a tough one today. We learnt a new word in fact, concatenation, which simply means placing two digits together to make a larger number.

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Where we are in place and time – Final Task

Where we are in place and time – Final Task

This week saw the culmination of our inquiry into migration. The children worked in groups across the year level last week to first choose a migration story from history or an example from today. They explored the topic through the concepts of causation, change and perspective. The children presented their findings in the form of a news report or documentary piece with fellow students as their audience. The task involved a number of ATL’s (approaches to learning) in the form of communication skills, social skills, self=management skills and research skills.

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