This week we enjoyed a lively assembly by our grade 1/2 students about being healthy. They shared their learning and incorporated a great start to our Jump Rope for Heart Campaign. Several of them, along with some older students and even teachers demonstrated skipping as everyone in the audience shouted out their count. Students were excited as they demonstrated one of many ways that we use math without even thinking about it!
Could the older kids jump more than the younger ones? Were the teachers able to jump more because they were older or because they have had more practice? Who jumped the most? Our grade 1/2 students did a remarkable job of showing us some amazing skipping techniques! Was their age important in that demonstration of skill?
This is a just one small example of why math is important and how we use it without even being conscious that we are doing some real math problem solving. In order to respond to the questions, one must be able to:
This week I challenge those reading this blog to consider how math is involved in their lives every day, without including math class. If you are a carpenter, or a crafter, or a skipper, your answers may be easy to find, but is that true for everybody? Please post or tweet some of your discoveries and add the hashtag, #MathatDHS.
Last Week's Math Challenge
This week's Math Challenge by Ms. Engelman
The Piggy Bank Challenge
I have a piggy bank full of loonies, nickels and dimes. I reached in and pulled out three coins. How much money did I pull out of the piggy bank? How do you know?
What is the most/ least sum of money you could pull out?
If I keep reaching my hand in and pulling out three more coins, how many different combinations of coins could I make? Show all the combinations and their total that you can make.
What would the combinations be if you pulled out four coins instead?
Update from Grade One/Two
Grade 1’s and 2’s shared their learning with parents, teacher and peers this week during their Heart Healthy Assembly on Valentines Day. We have been learning about the important components of being hearth healthy.
If you look into the hearts of each member of the Douglas Harkness School community, you will find everything from friends and family to sports and technology. Grade ½’s have been discovering the similarities and difference that exist among us. The things that make our hearts beat connect everyone in our community through both the things we have in common and our unique differences. Feeling love, friendship and belonging helps our heart to be healthy and happy. Heart Maps give a window into the people, places and things that make the Douglas Harkness School community’s heart beat.
Being heart healthy also means taking care of your body. There are 5 essential things we need to keep in mind to live a healthy life.
PE FOCUS – Jump Rope
Playground schedule - Division 2 on playground before school and at recess and Division 1 on the playground at lunch time.
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