## M U L T I P L I C A T I O N

and

D I V I S I O N

focus

Today's challenge is to work your way through these practise games.

REMEMBER WE ARE PRACTISING MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION!

http://www.multiplication.com/

Scroll down to the 'Most popular games' section.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

There are LOTS of games on this site.... check as many out as you can

TODAY THESE ARE YOUR ONLY SITE OPTIONS.

Have fun!

REMEMBER WE ARE PRACTISING MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION!

http://www.multiplication.com/

Scroll down to the 'Most popular games' section.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

There are LOTS of games on this site.... check as many out as you can

TODAY THESE ARE YOUR ONLY SITE OPTIONS.

Have fun!

## DECIMAL NUMBERS - Place Value, Addition and Subtraction

**We are learning to use our knowledge of decimal place value to add and subtract decimal numbers.**A few resources to help you develop, consolidate and extend your understandings of decimal numbers...

Decimal Place Value

http://study.com/academy/lesson/decimal-place-value.html

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

## ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION FOCUS

## Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Check out this link to help explain how to do this....

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L3GL.html

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L3GL.html

Use the following links to access some practise games that will reinforce your use of mental strategies in addition and subtraction

http://mrnussbaum.com/drag-and-drop-math/

http://mrnussbaum.com/mathgames/

http://mrnussbaum.com/drag-and-drop-math/

http://mrnussbaum.com/mathgames/

## TIME

**INVESTIGATING with TIME**

Our learning targets:

- I can convert between units of time.
- I can compare 12- and 24-hour time systems and convert between them.
**I can interpret and use timetables.**- I can apply time understandings to solving problems about time.

Here are digital copies of this week's investigation and our application task for the week....

The links below may help you with information on international flights.

**Application Task Links:**

http://www.webjet.com.au/flights/

http://www.flightcentre.com.au/flights/international-flights

https://www.expedia.com.au/Flights

https://www.lastminute.com.au/Flights

REMEMBER:

- Select ONE WAY FLIGHTS.
- Look for the airports that have INTL (International) next to them in your results as you are flying international.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/slippin-slippin-slippin-into-the-future#.tj2Jxd42O

Our learning targets:

- I can convert between units of time.
- I can compare 12- and 24-hour time systems and convert between them.
**I can interpret and use timetables.**- I can apply time understandings to solving problems about time.

24 Hour Time

http://www.math-salamanders.com/24-hour-clock-conversion.html

Scroll down to the information about 24 hour time

Check out these links for information on the history of time... briefly! and for some fun facts about time!

http://www.time-for-time.com/history.htm

http://www.time-for-time.com/timeline.htm

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/slippin-slippin-slippin-into-the-future#.tj2Jxd42O

http://www.did-you-knows.com/did-you-know-facts/time.php

## Investigations Weeks 9 and 10

**Welcome Game Designer Entrepreneurs!**

## OUR CONSIDERATIONS:

AFTER OUR SHARED INITIAL CONVERSATIONS WE THOUGHT THE FOLLOWING WERE IMPORTANT TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR GAMES...

- fair game (clear rules)
- meet the brief
- Rules, objectives of the game, game instructions
- Name of the game
- challenging and fun questions (Grade 6)
- What is the level? AusVels
- kid friendly - audience
- time frame!
- think about the context - think about your audience
- board game - layout, colour, materials (textas, counters, spinners, dice)
- research: maths games, board games, fun board games for kids, mathematical board games, fun maths games, fraction maths games

## Aims and Assessment:

The aim of this investigation is to:

Create an educational game for Grade 6 students that

The game needs to be fair, challenging and exciting.

The game needs to make use of dice or spinners.

- provides practise in adding and subtracting fractions (with related denominators)
- provides practise in finding equivalent fractions
- provides practise in renaming fractions as percentages

The game needs to be fair, challenging and exciting.

The game needs to make use of dice or spinners.

**THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR FOCUS GROUP (GAME PLAYERS) WILL FIND MOST ENGAGING AND INTERESTING.****BALANCE THIS WITH THE EDUCATIONAL FOCI THAT HAVE BEEN PROVIDED IN THE DESIGN BRIEF.****CHECK THE GRADING RUBRIC BELOW FOR ASSESSMENT PARTICULARS...**## DESIGN PROCESS

- Research board games - what do they look like? what are their features? what are their parts? how are they played? how are the instructions given?
- Research educational Maths games - how are they different to regular board games? (do they need to be different?), how is learning included in the game? how is learning made fun?
- Reflect - who are your game players? what are their interests? how might you improve on known board games? known educational games? what type of board game would appeal to you?
- Identify a context or idea for your game - what will make your game interesting? exciting? appealing to your game players?
- Think about the ways you will bring the learning to your game - how will the design brief criteria be met? how will you 'marry' excitement and learning in your game?
- Create drafts/ prototypes - game board, instructions, equipment.
- Test your prototype - consider using another team to test your game - what did they like? not like? understand? not understand? did they think your game met the design brief? what would they change on your game? why?
- Adjust your prototype and make changes where necessary.
- Create a name for your game - think about how the game's name will appeal to your audience, how it will encourage them to play your game.
- Create graphics for your game, a game board and all the equipment required for the successful playing of your game.
- Publish your game - create a high quality, error free, attractively presented prototype of your game.
- Self and peer review of games - we will share and play each other's games next week, assessing ourselves against the above assessment rubric.

## Resources

## Focus Maths:

FRACTIONS, DECIMALS and PERCENTAGES Focus

## Finding Percentages of Amounts

**I can calculate the percentage of a given number or amount.**

I can convert a percentage to a decimal to calculate the percentage of a number. E.g. I know 20% of $120 means what is 0.2 x 120 = ?

I can convert a percentage to a fraction to calculate the percentage of a number. E.g. I know 20% of $120 means what is 1/5 of 120 = ??

I can apply multiplication and division to calculate the percentage of a number.

__Success Criteria:__I can convert a percentage to a decimal to calculate the percentage of a number. E.g. I know 20% of $120 means what is 0.2 x 120 = ?

I can convert a percentage to a fraction to calculate the percentage of a number. E.g. I know 20% of $120 means what is 1/5 of 120 = ??

I can apply multiplication and division to calculate the percentage of a number.

## Complete the following questions.

Record the question, your working out and the solution in your maths book.

**Our Learning Targets:**

**I can compare and order common unit fractions and locate and represent them on a number line****I can convert mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa****I can compare and order mixed numbers, equivalent fractions and improper fractions**- I can investigate strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator (extension = with different denominators)

- What is an improper fraction?
- What is an equivalent fraction?
- What is a mixed number?
- What is the numerator and what does it tell us about the fraction?
- What is the denominator and what does it tell us about the fraction?

## Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa: SOME PRACTISE

## Focus Maths: Addition and Subtraction Focus

Group One practice:

## Group 2

## Group 3

## Mental Maths Practise

Use this link, challenge yourself and see if you can improve your time!

## Focus Maths - Place Value Focus

Welcome to the new Focus Maths group. You are one expert looking group already! Let's depth our knowledge and application of this knowledge towards and beyond Level 5.

A fun interactive activity... click on the iPad link if you are on an iPad.

A fun interactive activity... click on the iPad link if you are on an iPad.

## Focus Maths - Multiplication and Division Focus

Welcome Grade 5 and 6 mathematicians! We are on a learning mission to move from level 4 to level 5.

The keys to us doing this are:

The keys to us doing this are:

- learning our 7 and 8 times tables - this includes knowing them as multiplication and division facts.
- being able to solve problems that involve using division
- being able to use division and leave remainders

**Some great practice games here most are iPad friendly!**

## I can multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by 7 or 8.

*Check out this explanation.*

*Try some of these yourself...*

**1.**239 x 7 =

**2.**537 x 8 =

**3**. 804 x 7 =

**4.**645 x 8 =

**5.**982 x 7 =

**6.**767 x 8 =

## I can explain the roles of each number in a division problem.

*Check out this great introductory clip to division...*

## I can use long division as a strategy to solve division problems.

I can use long division as a strategy to solve division problems that leave remainders.

I can use long division as a strategy to calculate decimal remainders.

*Check out this great clip about dividing bigger numbers...*

## It's your turn to practise and apply what you are learning...

*Record the following problems in your Maths book and solve them*

**Fractions Focus**

*We are learning to model and represent common fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5 and their multiples)*11:30 - 11:45

**Warm Up Numerator and Denominator Song**

**Warm Up**activity for the whole group...

Use this as a real talking point - how do we read each 'model' of the given fraction (some are on number lines and some are diagrams)

Review the meaning of the fraction i.e. 1/2 means one whole divided (or split/shared) into 2 equal pieces of which we have 1...

**Summing Up**activity for the whole group...

Using the smart board....

11:40 -12:00

Spare work sheets from last week should be there too!

The following group move on to

Jordan, Rory, Jensen, Kasey, Haylee, Sandy, James C

The following group move on to

James S, Maya, Sabine, Coco, Halle, Sophie L, Seth W

This group will work at the teacher station whiteboard with you - looking out how we place fractions on a number line and how we compare them.

Children try to place 1/2 then 1/4 then 1/8 on a blank timeline with one whole at the right hand end.

Discuss what is happening when we place the 1/4 and 1/8. What do they notice about the denominator? Where do they think 1/16 would go? what fraction is half of 1?16?

See if the group can place 3/4 on the number line...

The following group work on to

12:00 - 12:25

There is plenty of coloured paper in the cupboards - Halle, Sophie, Sandy, Jensen and co can show where this is.

Check out this clip for a 'how to'. It would be great if the children could 'group' fractions into families before sticking their fraction walls together (I am thinking these fraction walls will end up on an A3 sheet of paper)... so 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 would group together, 1/3, 1/6, 1/2 would group together and so on... You may not need to watch the whole clip - have the children talk about what they think the fraction wall will be like... also what the purpose of the wall would be.

**In Focus Maths books**.... (at the front of the room under the small computer table)Spare work sheets from last week should be there too!

**2o minute rotation**- finishing the rotations from Friday's sessionThe following group move on to

**iPad apps**for fractions...Jordan, Rory, Jensen, Kasey, Haylee, Sandy, James C

The following group move on to

**working with the teacher**...James S, Maya, Sabine, Coco, Halle, Sophie L, Seth W

This group will work at the teacher station whiteboard with you - looking out how we place fractions on a number line and how we compare them.

Children try to place 1/2 then 1/4 then 1/8 on a blank timeline with one whole at the right hand end.

Discuss what is happening when we place the 1/4 and 1/8. What do they notice about the denominator? Where do they think 1/16 would go? what fraction is half of 1?16?

See if the group can place 3/4 on the number line...

The following group work on to

**working on maths**(practice sheets - at the front of the room with the Focus Maths books - Haylee and Kasey may be able to help you locate these :-))12:00 - 12:25

**Building a fraction wall (you may not finish this - this is ok :-) )**There is plenty of coloured paper in the cupboards - Halle, Sophie, Sandy, Jensen and co can show where this is.

Check out this clip for a 'how to'. It would be great if the children could 'group' fractions into families before sticking their fraction walls together (I am thinking these fraction walls will end up on an A3 sheet of paper)... so 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 would group together, 1/3, 1/6, 1/2 would group together and so on... You may not need to watch the whole clip - have the children talk about what they think the fraction wall will be like... also what the purpose of the wall would be.

12:25 - 12:30

One thing we found out today...

**Sharing Circle**One thing we found out today...

**Time Focus**

WE ARE LEARNING TO TELL THE TIME TO THE HOUR, HALF HOUR, QUARTER HOUR (quarter past, quarter to), TO THE FIVE MINUTE AND TO THE MINUTE on analogue or digital clock.

Take a look at this clip and talk about your learning this week...

Take a look at this clip and talk about your learning this week...

**LEARNING REFLECTION:**

In you Maths books take a moment to record a reflection of your understanding in Time at the moment.

What do you feel confident at? What do you feel unsure of? What do you think you still need to learn?

**Subtraction Focus:**

**Group One:**Fact families and the relationship between addition and subtraction

**Group Two:**Subtracting two digit numbers

**Group Three:**Subtracting numbers to 1000 using a variety of strategies.

**Group Four**: Subtracting large numbers with regrouping using place value.

**Addition Focus:**

**Group One:**Rainbow Facts - a clever way to make 10

**Group Two:**Adding two digit numbers using a number line or using a hundreds chart

**Group Three:**Adding three digit numbers using place value

**Group Four**: Adding larger numbers with regrouping using place value

**Daily Maths timetable**

Check out the display board under each large whiteboard to see your group.

**Welcome to your online learning links Grade 3/4!**

You will be using this page and the iPad folders to work on your maths learning independently.

Think about your personal learning goals in Maths - What do you need practice in? What do you want to become more confident in? Choose activities and resources that will help you meet your learning goals. Remember time is precious, don't waste it by always playing the same game or by working on things that are not your learning focus.

Think about your personal learning goals in Maths - What do you need practice in? What do you want to become more confident in? Choose activities and resources that will help you meet your learning goals. Remember time is precious, don't waste it by always playing the same game or by working on things that are not your learning focus.

**Key resources to use...**

**Counting and Place value week 3**

**More Focus maths practice fun....**

This one is not iPad friendly but boy is it FUN!!!

If you love watching game shows here is your chance to be a participant!

A fun way to practice and strengthen your knowledge of place value (including decimal place value)

http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire.html

Even more fun is to buddy up and challenge a partner.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

If you love watching game shows here is your chance to be a participant!

A fun way to practice and strengthen your knowledge of place value (including decimal place value)

http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire.html

Even more fun is to buddy up and challenge a partner.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

**Focus Maths practice Games**

Here are some great iPad friendly games for you to try during Focus Maths. Don't forget the Chicken Coop Fractions App or the Happy Pirates App and any Times Tables App as well.

Remember we are aiming to improve or FLUENCY in using numbers in Fractions.

Check out this link... remember to click on the iPad game link :-)

http://mrnussbaum.com/allgames/

Remember to choose games that will help you improve your understanding of and fluency in Fractions.

Check out all the games that have "Fractions" in the Skills heading underneath the game picture. E.g. Sand Dollar Exchange, Clara Fraction's Ice Cream Shop, Sushi Fractions, Fraction Dolphins, Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop

Remember we are aiming to improve or FLUENCY in using numbers in Fractions.

Check out this link... remember to click on the iPad game link :-)

http://mrnussbaum.com/allgames/

Remember to choose games that will help you improve your understanding of and fluency in Fractions.

Check out all the games that have "Fractions" in the Skills heading underneath the game picture. E.g. Sand Dollar Exchange, Clara Fraction's Ice Cream Shop, Sushi Fractions, Fraction Dolphins, Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop

**Welcome to Term 4!**

We are practicing our times tables so we can feel confident with numbers when we are finding equivalent fractions and are comparing fractions with each other.

This is a great place to go for some practice... it is not ipad friendly SORRY!

http://www.mathsisfun.com/tables.html

This is a great place to go for some practice... it is not ipad friendly SORRY!

http://www.mathsisfun.com/tables.html

**Focus Maths Mrs Hanley's Group week 8 onwards...**

We are working on developing our UNDERSTANDING proficiency in learning about FRACTIONS

Here is a video that shows how a whole is made up of halves and quarters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMWa6dDoic

Here is a game that you can try to practise your fractions understandings

http://mrnussbaum.com/pizza_game_ipad/#

Pizza Fair share game

Here is a video that shows how a whole is made up of halves and quarters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMWa6dDoic

Here is a game that you can try to practise your fractions understandings

http://mrnussbaum.com/pizza_game_ipad/#

Pizza Fair share game

**Focus Maths Mrs Dean's Group week 8 onwards...**

We are working on our UNDERSTANDING proficiency in learning about FRACTIONS

Today you have around ten minutes to look at the following three resources.

Think about how your understanding about fractions has grown after you have looked and listened.

Here is a You Tube clip about EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABjLOzVk7XI

Here is a You Tube clip on finding fractions of amounts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4DL4UleRuI

A site with Fractions explained...

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/fractions/1.1

Today you have around ten minutes to look at the following three resources.

Think about how your understanding about fractions has grown after you have looked and listened.

Here is a You Tube clip about EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABjLOzVk7XI

Here is a You Tube clip on finding fractions of amounts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4DL4UleRuI

A site with Fractions explained...

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/fractions/1.1

**Student editors to join the page soon!**

In the meantime here are some resources to help you with practising and extending your number knowledge

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/

We are learning to quickly and accurately recall our times tables facts

http://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html

We are learning to identify fractions

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fractions-match-words-pizza.html

We are learning about numbers... place value, decimals, fractions, percentages...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/maths/number/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/

We are learning to quickly and accurately recall our times tables facts

http://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html

We are learning to identify fractions

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fractions-match-words-pizza.html

We are learning about numbers... place value, decimals, fractions, percentages...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/maths/number/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/

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