We love addition and subtraction ‘Turn Arounds’.
Addition and subtraction are inverse operations . They are ‘opposites’.

2 + 3 = 5
3 + 2 = 5

5 – 2 = 3
5 – 3 = 2 


We have all enjoyed learning about 2D and 3D shapes.

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We got to know a lot about polygons.
Did you know that polygons are 2D shapes that have one face and 3 or more straight sides which are enclosed?? Triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons, octagons, nonagons and  decagons are all polygons! Polygons can be regular or irregular in shape.

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We have had great fun playing around & constructing shapes with icy-pole sticks & blu-tac, paper, unicubes and the Geoshapes.

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There was so much to discover about shapes. We felt like detectives! We began to distinguish between Right Angles, Acute Angles and Obtuse Angles. Then we discovered that we can measure angles in degrees!! http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/degrees.html

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We have used the internet to investigate different shapes including their names and qualities.
Here is one of the links showing geometric shapes: http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/pictures/shapes.html
We identified the geometric shapes of different everyday objects around our environments.
Click this link to read more about the properties of different shapes: http://www.math-salamanders.com/list-of-geometric-shapes.html

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Drawing 3D shapes in Maths & Art takes a bit of practice! We are beginning to get the hang of it at last!


Our class had fun listing and tallying up our favourite holiday activities.

Then we each drew our favourite one and pasted them to make a pictograph. We could easily see which were the most popular and the least popular activities. We could also find the differences in popularity. For example, 5 more students preferred water play to snow play.

The next day we transferred the data to build column graphs with Unicubes.  We then recorded these onto our paper charts, labelling the information.





We sorted our play lunch into categories such as Dried Fruit, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Biscuits, Cakes etc.

We discussed which food was the most popular and the least popular in our class that day. Biscuits were the most popular with 10 students having biscuits. Only one student had a cheese stick and one had dried fruit making them equally the least popular that day.

Can you see which food was the second most popular in our class on Thursday?


We categorised our playlunch again on Thursday 16th August. This time we used labels to graph our playlunch to make it easy to see the exact quantities of the most popular to the least popular food. Then we ate our graph! Edible graphs are fun and delicious! 






We enjoy designing 2D  and 3D patterns and structures with our Pattern Blocks. We use colour and shape to plan and build our creations.




We found patterns in our playground environment and made patterns in our classroom.




                                                           Can you find Oscar’s patterns?




Location, location, location!

We went outside and posed in lots of different locations in the playground. Here are some of the locations we found.


Taline and Sweeney stood in the sun, on the garden box, in front of the gum tree.



Charlotte and Patrick climbed across the chain above the tanbark.

Brodie went inside the tunnel.     







6 thoughts on “We love Maths in 3.4LG

  1. Great work kids!! A wonderful and ‘different way’ to do maths.

    Good on all of you in 1/2Louise!!!

    • Thankyou, Tony. We are looking forward to learning about fractions soon!
      1/2 Louise

  2. Hi 1/2 Louise. Mary from 3/4 MK here. How exciting to be showing the world your fantastic learning in maths. You sure have been busy learning about lots of different things in maths. I like the photos you took outside of all the different locations in our school and how you described them in many different ways. we have been doing fractions and decimals in our class in maths and they are tricky! You will have to visit our blog to see what we have been doing.
    Great work,

    • Thanks Mary. We are looking forward to visiting 3/4MK’s blog as soon as we can, hopefully this afternoon!

  3. Hi 1/2L just looking at your class blog and suprised in how many ways your class can do maths!
    I liked how your class put their playlunch in to a graph.
    From Sahana

  4. Hi 1/2L
    What an awesome blog you have.
    We love all the photos of all your beautiful faces.
    We loved how your class put their playlunch into a graph very smart.
    from Gem & Sweeney

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