As mathematicians we have been exploring counting using numbers, building and creating patterns, and breaking and making numbers. In addition to using materials and working in teacher focus groups, students have been using their technology skills to engage in learning on the iPads and use various apps to practise their numeracy skills.
Patrick – ‘using the iPad for my maths learning helps me because I can see if I answered the problem correctly and very quickly’.
Nelson – ‘it’s fun to use an iPad, I like Monkey Maths, especially when you pass a level’.
Mikayla – ‘I like showing other students apps that can help them, it is a fun thing to do!’
Below is a picture of William and Angus using materials to match numbers 0 – 10.
Students have been investigating counting. They are using materials to match and quantify numbers. Leo is using a number line to assist him to count on from a number other than zero.
Leo - ‘it was tricky, but the number line helped me.’
Linh-Anh used a think board to make her thinking visible, she used materials, counted on and backwards, wrote the number 8 and drew a flower with 8 petals.
Linh-Anh – ‘I like using the counters, they helped me’.