Posted by jasonboon
Recently we have been teaching the students a range of mental strategies for addition and subtraction. The purpose of this has been to ensure that they understand the value of the numbers and also what they are doing to the numbers and why. They have then been encouraged to explain why they choose a particular strategy to solve a problem.
The strategies we have taught the students include PARTITIONING, JUMP STRATEGY, FRIENDLY NUMBERS, COMPENSATION AND BRIDGING.
Some examples below:
PATTERN AND FUNCTION
Next week, we will be changing to our new maths unit: Pattern and Function.
Over the next few weeks the students will:
- Investigate, describe and represent patterns using numbers and other symbols.
- Explore and describe patterns in our number system.
This will involve looking at different ways of creating patterns, different types of patterns such as repeating patterns, linear patterns and growing patterns. Recognising and applying a rule to a pattern. E.g.