Friday, 26 September 2014

Dolphin Cruise

This post may be a little late but it is still worth the mention. A few months ago I went on the Port Princess Dolphin Cruise with a group of students in Adelaide. 
We had a fantastic time, we saw plenty of Dolphins and enjoyed cruising along as we ate our lunch.
Afterwards we watched a slideshow of the day and then some students were inspired to make dolphin artwork above this large piece the students added waves made from blue paper which had their on individual recounts of the day.
It was so gratifying to see the students inspired and excited after a big day out. 
I would definitely go on this excursion again.

Fraction Art

When I was asked to have to prepare a maths activity on fractions last minute I almost when for the cake or pizza option but then I stumbled upon this idea on Pinterest

Black Paper
Coloured Paper
Glue Sticks
Pen/ Pencil

Have the student cut a serious of shapes such as circles, triangles, rectangles and squares. Then have them cut their shapes equally to represent different fractions.
The students can arrange these fractions however and wherever they like on their page but this must include a key to demonstrate their understanding of fractions.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Who Lives at Your House

Today's lesson idea was passed on by a friend that I was relieving for in the Tiwi Islands.
The kids are currently working on data in maths and this lesson was a cool way of collecting and recording data.
The idea behind this is that each square represents an individual from that household and the squares are colour coded so you can work out the relationship the the student. 
Mine shows for example two "other" which are my boyfriend and our housemate and two pets.

Glue sticks
Coloured paper

Create a colour coded key to guide students
Have students cut out the shape of a house
Make a sign
Add the colour coded squares which represent there family.

Why don't you show me who lives at your house?