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M & M Maths

[tylr-slidr userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157633218288418/[/tylr-slidr]   One of the fun learning experiences we had this week involved delectable M&M sweets. The students were asked to make predictions, weigh their packs in grams for accuracy and calculate sums before eating them. After collecting their data, the students created a bar/column graph to show their findings. The students needed to include the title, scale and […]

Counting With the Hundreds Chart

This week we have been counting the Hundreds Chart.  This is a wonderful counting tool for the children during numeracy computation.  All you need to remember are a few of the rules below. 1.  (UP) Whenever you move in this direction that means you SUBTRACT 10. 2.     (DOWN) Whenever you move in this direction that means […]

We Are Logical Thinkers in Grade Two!

This week we have been working with numbers by thinking logically of what makes sense based on the given information.  The children explored their problem solving skills by working in groups to try and solve words problems using only unifix cubes to explain their thinking and show their thought process.  Below is an example of […]

Our First Few Days Together

This week the children had an opportunity to explore their new classroom and get to know their classmates through fun, hands-on activities.  The children discovered many similarities and differences amongst themselves and their classmates during our “Snowball Fight” and “Find Someone Who” activities.  Coming together after both of these activities allowed everyone to begin to […]

Measuring With Meters

After exploring with measuring with different units, the children realized that it is important to have standard units of measurements so that whenever anyone measures with a particular unit of measurement, anywhere in the world, they will get the same results. The children tried this out with measuring the lengths of the different hallways around […]

Why Do We Have Standard Units of Measurement?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPQ_q59xyw[/youtube] This week we have been inquiring into measuring tools and measuring systems that we have to help us keep standard units of measurement no matter where we are in the world.  Above is a video that is helpful in understanding why these standard units of measurements came to be part of our measuring world […]

What Can We Measure?

For our new math unit, we will be learning all about different ways to measure things around us.  Below is a quick video that will get you thinking about all of the things  that can be measured in the world around you!  Can you add other ideas to the list?  Look around your home with […]

What Can We Measure?

For our new math unit, we will be learning all about different ways to measure things around us.  Below is a quick video that will get you thinking about all of the things  that can be measured in the world around you!  Can you add other ideas to the list?  Look around your home with […]

Equivalent Fractions

The children had a great time pretending they were pizza makers to create unique pizzas!  After the children were done with their pizza making, they had to use their knowledge of equivalent fractions to go and make equal trades for different parts of their pizza.  Their challenge was to make sure at the end of […]

Fraction Review

Challenge:  Can you write equivalent names for the fractions of the group?