At the start of the Autumn term, we began looking at place value.
First of all we looked at partitioning.
We looked at 2 digit numbers to begin with looking at how many Tens a number had and how many Units a number had.
86 = 8 tens (80) and 6 units.
We then increased our numbers to 3 digit numbers. We had a go at using arrow cards and played a game of who could put the number back together first or who could partition the number the fastest.
We then looked at simple 2D shapes and their properties.
We had to describe their features such as; number of sides, number of angles, lines of symmetry.
After we had looked at the shapes names and features we then looked at measuring the perimeter of these shapes.
We discussed how to work out a shapes perimeter and even listened to a song to help us.
We then measured the perimeter of some objects in class, including:
... and many more
We have then concentrated on number, looking at:
We have worked hard through these and are now very familiar with what rules and steps we need to take when using these methods.
When looking at addition we need to remember to carry over.
For subtraction, we remember if digit on top is not big enough to takeaway from, we exchange/borrow from our next door neighbour.
When using column multiplication, we multiply our units first, then move over to tens, then hundreds.
And for division, we must remember our remainders.
As this was the first time looking at bus stop division, we used the cubes to help us first. Using the cubes allowed us to see how to group the cubes together into however many was needed (the number we were dividing by) but then we could see if there were any left over, this was our remainder.