What maths looks like in Aratiatia Community

  • Our teachers facilitate maths workshops and give us a chance to take the lead in these, using ‘Talk Moves’ (which is revoicing, repeating, reasoning, adding on, waiting, and turn & talk).

  • We have a maths art activity each week. This week it involved measuring centimetres, ruling, and making patterns.

  • We use digital tools such as Sumdog and Prodigy to keep us engaged and let us have fun with maths. Just this week Room 5 came 2nd in the Bay of Plenty Sumdog Competition, after Whaea Carole’s class at Owhata Primary in Rotorua.

  • We have many useful resources to support math learning, such as hands-on materials, playing cards and flashcards, textbooks, and devices.

  • We have to complete weekly follow-up tasks to support our learning in workshops. This allows teachers to check in with us and our progress. It helps us become more self-managed because we have to make sure we prioritise our Must Dos and Can Dos.

  • We have a variety of maths activities available to allow students agency over what and how they are learning.

  • Students get outside for maths on occasion, measuring, observing, and finding maths in the real world.

  • Our maths adviser, Mrs Shirley Collins, observes teacher practice and offers support, advice, and new strategies where needed.

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Written tasks help us clarify our thinking

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We're proud of what we achieve

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We can share our maths games on Seesaw

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Using materials in workshops makes it fun

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Textbooks still provide challenge and let us practise new skills

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Real life problems keep it authentic for us

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Prodigy is an online learning tool that Whaea Ange found

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Playing cards are excellent for number games

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Maths art this week was an optical illusion

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Materials like this place value chart support our learning

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Digital tools like Sumdog combine quick mathematical recall and fun with buddies

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Competition is important when motivating boys in maths

Using materials in workshops makes it fun