Our first visit was to Tamaki Primary. We were very lucky to be able to visit Ashley's wonderful year 3/4 class. On this class learns were given an open end problem which in encouraged thinking about mathematical ideas. Today they focused on equal sharing. They were given an open ended problems,
A gang of cunning cats came across an abandoned cat food truck. They made off with 48 tins of cat food. We don’t know how many cats there are , but we know that they share their loot equally.
How many tins might each cat have?
I really enjoyed seeing this engagement and discussion around maths. I want to encourage more of this mathematical thinking by giving my learner open end problems.
During the visit we also went to some year 5/6 classes, it was lovely seeing the next step for my Learners. I saw some great example of building a positive classroom environment.
-With a class treaty
-Using story to discuss positive relationships
-Learner sharing who they are through art.
Thank you so much to Tamaki Primary for hosting us and allowing us to see there wonderful school in action.