Maths Time in Te Ara Whānake

Maths time in Te Ara Whānake is a busy and active time.

First we start with basic facts. Be careful not to talk. Everyone is working really hard to answer as many questions as they can in 6 minutes. We are aiming to get a better score than we did they day or week before.

Next we practise our times tables. We enjoy singing our times tables to help us remember how to skip count. Here is a link to one of our favourites. We can solve 3x tables problems by remembering this song.

This term we are learning about fractions. We are topping up our fractions knowledge by learning things like reading, drawing and ordering fractions. Our teachers are really pleased with how much we have learned in the last few weeks.

Now it's time to solve some fractions problems.
Our teachers give us real life problems to solve. First we have to figure out what the problem is. Then think about how we can solve it. We often work in groups so we learn different strategies from each other. We can use materials, paper or just our heads to solve our problems. Next we have to teach someone how we got our answer.

We love that we get to play Maths games too! Our teachers think we are just playing games but really we are practising the strategies they have been teaching us.
We hope to see you later this term when we invite you in to check out Maths time in Te Ara Whānake.