Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Fractions---- A part of a whole (1)

A fraction is part of a whole.

For example, cut an apple into 2 equal parts. Each part is a fraction of the whole. Each part is half, i.e. one of the two equal parts.

What if I cut an orange into four equal parts--- what fraction will each part be?

1 over 4 or one quarter.
Well done if you knew that.

Try cutting paper or other items into many equal parts and then name each part.
Look at the size of the fraction and how it is written.
Pay particular attention to the denominator of the fraction.
Look at Study Ladder and other Maths websites to practise fractions.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Inquiry Learning--Video

Inquiry Learning

Students are now busy with their Inquiry Learning based on the Theme of Transport. They have explored the topic by reading various topics on transport. Now hey are at a stage where they need to choose questions that they wish to research to satisfy their curiosity. Watch the forthcoming video for more information.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Sumdog Competition for you!

Sumdog is running an exciting maths contest for Bay of Plenty schools, starting at 8am on Friday 5 July. It will be great if you can join in! Each student only needs to play for an hour or so during the whole week period to get a competitive score. If you play for the whole week, you will get access to a special edition of the popular Junk Pile game! It's free to take part. Simply visit: You have your password!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Matariki! Happy New Year to All New Zealanders, especially the Maori Community! The above link gives you the following information: ( If it does not work, you can copy and paste the web address) What is Matariki? Watch the video on The Seven Stars of matariki!