Posts made in September, 2012

Taking Over as Teachers

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in How We Learn

Taking Over as Teachers

For two weeks, we are taking over as teachers! We have each made a plan to improve in one area of strength and one area of weakness. We set goals, planned strategies and gathered equipment. We are now putting our plans into action for 1 lesson per day, for 8 days in a row. We are pre-testing ourselves, using strategies and trying to stay committed to our goals. Each day, we are reflecting on challenges, writing about strategies that worked and planning different strategies for the next day....

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Average Adam – Our Imaginary Friend

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 in How We Learn, Maths

Average Adam – Our Imaginary Friend

UPDATE! Today we finished our data investigation called Who Are We?  After collecting lots of data about the people in our class, we could finally answer the question: Who is the average Grade 4 student? It was a little tricky to give a final answer. We had to organise our data and think carefully about whether to use the mean, median or mode for each category. Would you like to meet the average student?  It turns out that no-one in our class fits the profile. We created Average Adam to be our...

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Who are we? (A Data Investigation)

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 in How We Learn, Maths

Who are we?  (A Data Investigation)

This month, we have been getting to know each other through Mathematics. We’ve been writing questions, designing surveys and collecting lots of data about our classmates. We’ve learned to find and interpret the mean, median, mode & range of data sets. We’ve learned to use different graphs for different purposes. We’ve discovered the importance of scale and labels on our own graphs. We’ve gathered data on our ages, learning strengths, birthday months, time at...

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