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Coding in room 5

This term I’ve introduced my students to coding.  I believe computer science should be part of our core curriculum, alongside other courses such as science or maths. 54 more words

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Maths Week at school

This week, our class will be participating in Maths Week. Maths Week is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar gaining the attention of an estimated audience of more than 250,000 students, teachers and parents from around New Zealand in August each year. 6 more words

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Our family trees - Maori

We’ve been exploring our family trees together, students work out which descriptor best applies to which person on their family tree. Why not try it at home too? 77 more words

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Learning about our Whānau–whakapapa

In our Maori lessons we have been making up packs of whānau–whakapapa cards. Students have been playing Snap, Fish, and Pairs, matching the pictures to the words. 10 more words

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Whānau-related vocabulary - Maori

To start introducing whānau-related vocabulary, I made flashcards featuring pictures of people in a family. We’ve been playing games trying to recall the words for different relations. 14 more words

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Learning with a twist! - problem solving

I’ve introduced the students to a real life problem solving activity – the Rubik’s Cube. I purchased five cheap cubes, to make Maths more interesting. The boys in the photo were told to use a computer to find out how to solve the cube. 45 more words

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Data collection - Mathematics

In maths we’ve been trialing out our paper plane flying skills to find out what type of plane flies the furthest distance. We had eight mixed ability maths teams, all competing for the right to be called the paper plane distance flying champions. 44 more words

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