We're almost done our focus on measurement in Math, and the students have really enjoyed measuring mass using a variety of units. They've become pros at estimating, measuring, and comparing different masses, and selecting the appropriate unit to use when measuring mass. Check out some of the games we've been playing during this unit below!
We’ve been learning all about measuring length this week in our math classes and the highlight of our measuring was comparing the lengths of our limbs, torsos, and heads. We found that if we used different units (such as small snap cubes vs. popsicle sticks) our measurements were different (but still indicated the same length). You can watch the video below and play the games that are linked to learn more about measuring length
In Math, we are beginning a new focus on addition and subtraction up to 18, and solving word problems. This unit will focus on deepening your child’s understanding of number relationships, counting, and place value. Below you can find a game and video we've been playing to get this unit off to a fun start!
The learning goals for this unit are to:
You can also play the video and games below for extra practice at home!
We've been working on estimating in Math this week, including talking about how our estimates need to be informed and logical but not perfect, using referents (a smaller group of objects) to make an accurate estimate, and comparing our estimates to our counts. We also used skip counting strategies to more accurately and efficiently large groups of items. There are some great number sense and estimating gurus in our class!
We've been busy with numbers up to 100 recently in Math, whether we were skip counting with money (a big highlight), investigating even and odd numbers, counting toothpicks like Raymond from Rain Man, and using ordinal numbers to describe objects (such as first, second, 3rd, 4th). The students were expert money counters, and felt quite prepared to spend their pretend money! If you'd like more practice at home with numbers to 100, the linked games below are focused on some of our learner outcomes for this unit.
In Math, we are beginning a new focus on numbers up to 100 and solving word problems. This unit will focus on deepening your child’s understanding of number relationships, counting, and place value. Below you can find a game and video we've been playing to get this unit off to a fun start!
The learning goals for this unit are to:
You can help your child achieve these goals with the following activities at home:
We are wrapping up our focus on increasing patterns in math this week. Increasing patterns are a brand new concept in grade two, and can often prove to be tricky, but the students in 2B have worked hard to describe, reproduce, extend, and create increasing patterns over the past couple of weeks. You can practice increasing patterns by taking the link to the game below!
Continuing with our work on repeating patterns, this week our class learned about the process of designing fabric, and used our knowledge of repeating patterns to design our very own fabrics and identifying their elements, rules, and cores. The class made some convincing advertisements about why potential customers should purchase their fabric, and did a great job of describing their patterns using mathematical terms. The only downside of some of these fabrics was the seven figure price tag that many of them had!
In our continuing work on repeating patterns, we enjoyed touring the school this week in search of repeating patterns around Millgrove. We found that repeating patterns are truly all over the place, and the students composed collages of some of their favourites. Even Mr. Cherry had an AB pattern when we were searching close to his classroom! It’s neat to see that the concepts we learn about in Math time are visible all around us in real life.
Mrs. Barker is a grade two teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.