In this book talk, children talked about what they have learned from a book, including content, and expert words. They also talked about what they already knew about the topic before reading this book and their wondering. They mentioned what was the next book they wanted to read in their journey of knowledge pursuit.
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.
|Japanese / Chinese||Korean|
We learned that “14” is read as “ten four” in some Asian languages and “92” is read as “nine ten two”.