# What’s the difference?

As we learned about the properties of 3D shapes we also learned to point out the similarities and differences of these shapes.

# Counting by 10s

Today in Math we explored effective ways of counting a bunch of 1 yen coins. (There are a lot of them!)

Some groups counted by 1s at first. During the first round, the fastest group came up with a method of counting by 5s.

After a quick discussion we realised that it probably was fastest to count by 10. So we went on by arranging the coins in rows of 10 and count the number of rows.

We then explored how some Asian languages make counting easier. The way we say the numbers in some languages already helps us  count in 10s.

For example:

 Japanese / Chinese Korean 4 四 사 10 十 십 14 十四 십사 2 二 이 90 九十 구십 92 九十二 구십이

We learned that “14” is read as “ten four” in some Asian languages and “92” is read as “nine ten two”.

# Boxes and Cubes

In Math we have been learning about 3-D shapes. This week we focus on how to make boxes for different cubes. We use the number blocks in the classroom to help us.

# Learning Shapes with Multiple Intelligence

Today we learned about the properties of 3D shapes (how many faces, edges and vertices) through a matching game. We thought that this matching game allowed us to learn in a bodily-kinesthetic way because we were moving around in order to match the description card with the picture card or the shape itself.

# When Math Meets Art – 3D Shapes

In Art we made some 3D shapes by folding up a piece of paper. We created our own characters. (Many pointed out the similarities it has with Minecraft characters.) We then described the properties of the shapes and named the shapes.

# Measuring using inches and feet

In Math today we measured different things using a foot ruler and a yard ruler. We learned to differentiate between inches/feet and cm/m. For today we used inches and feet. We also learned how to use the ruler properly by starting our measurement from zero instead of one on the ruler. At the end we learned how to convert measurements from inches into feet and inches.

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