Tag: Maths

Understanding Fractions

LI:  To find a fraction of a whole number 

For maths this term we are learning about fractions and in this DLO we are showing our understanding and the strategies we used to find the fraction of a whole number. We used our prior knowledge of multiplication and division to find the answers to the equations.

I found this activity challenging but also fun because I got to experience my first time learning how to Subtract, and Multiply fractions.

Statistical Investigation

LI: To read the text, gather sort, graph and analyse the data

Our maths group created a diagram which shows the top six rivers in Auckland from smallest to largest. We used our collaborative skills to find out the data of each river. We put these rivers in this order from shortest to longest ( Whau River, Puhoi River, Tamaki River, Waitakere River, Hoteo River, and Wairoa River. We used our knowledge to come to the conclusion on what river is the longest out of the 6 rivers in Auckland, which is Wairoa River.

I found this activity was amazing because my group and I were collabrating and sharring our disscusions with each other which helped us with our bargraph.



This week I learnt new things about antarctica.

First I needed to search how siences survive in Antarctica because it’s very cold in antarctica. I found out that they need to survive by their stations and their bases in the antarctica. Antarctica also has things that survive them.

Then I need to search how long it takes for Antarctica to have sunlight. I found out that Antarctica has six months of sunlight and another six months of darkness. 

I enjoyed this task because I got to learn new things about antarctica. I did well on the information. I need to improve on finding more information.


What’s The Time

This week my maths group and I learned about measuring time. I also learnt how to tell the clock.

First I needed to learn two different times which were digital time and analog time.  Digital and analog is a different type of time because the analog time is used in a real clock and the digital time is a time that shows on devices like an iPad or a phone.

Next we needed to do a random time to measure. For example: digital time is 2:12 but analog time would be 12 minutes to 2 hours. I also got to learn about the hands on the clock. For example: the long hand is longer than the minute hand. The long hand is the minute hand and the short hand is the hour hand.

I enjoyed doing this task because I got to learn how to tell an analog time. I did well on guessing some of the digital times. I need to improve on guessing most of the analog times.


Today I learnt how to measure in perimetre.

First we needed to measure the object in metres. The length of the mat near the door was 1 metre and 46 centre. The width for the mat was 86 centimetres. Then we needed to add the numbers up. For an example: 1 metres + 1 metres = 2 metre, right which 46 centimetre +46 centimetre = 93 centimetres so 2 metre + 92 centimetre = 2.92 and 86 centimetres + 86 centimetres = 1.72 metres and 1.72 +2.92 = 4 metres and 64 centimetres. 

 Then we needed to learn what perimeter is. Perimeter is measuring the corner of the area and not the inside of the area. For example: my class mat near the door was measured in centimetres. Then we needed to measure our school field. The measurement for our school field is 201 metres right and our guess is 132m to 450 metres. 

I enjoyed this because I got to learn about perimeter. I did well on measuring because it was simple and easy. I need to improve on calculating it.


This week I learnt about length.

First I learnt what and how to length. Length is how long the object is. For Example: if I measured a chair and you wanted to measure the length you will have to measure the object with a ruler.

Next I needed the length of a chair,pencil,tray,white board, table, and a object.

I enjoyed this because I learnt about length. I did well on measuring the objects. I need to improve on writing it down.

Sequential Patterns

I learnt what a Sequential Pattern is. A Sequential Pattern is something that repeats again and again.

First we needed to learn what the differences are between Patterns and Sequential Patterns. Patterns is something that goes in order, And a Sequential Pattern is something that repeats over and over.

Next we needed to create sequential patterns by using google slide to make the sequential patterns. Then I needed to make a Shape Pattern,Colour Pattern,Object Pattern,Letter Pattern, and a Number Pattern. I needed to write down the questions which were: “What are the patterns?”, “What patterns come next?”, and “What shape comes third?”

Last, we needed to create the answer on the google slide to tell people the right answers.

I enjoyed this activity because it was fun and easy to make. I did well on writing the answers so people knew the right answer for the quiz. I need to improve on getting it done before making it look good.

Basic Facts

We did a task called prototect.

First we went on to prototec and our teacher said that instead of year 4’s doing the 4 level they have to do the year 5 level  and year 5’s have to do the 6 level and the year 6’s have to do year 7 work.

Then we needed to do the timed basic facts and the non-timed basic facts to test me to see what answers were difficult for me and how many I got right and how many I got wrong.

Next  we wrote tem answer that we got wrong and wrote it in the back of the book so when we have extra time we can practise our time tables.

I enjoyed doing this task because it tells me if I need more practice at my times table. I did well on the sheet on because the sheet on is easy from the start then it gets to random stuff. I need to improve on getting my time tables right.

Times Tables

This week practised our times tables by using a task called prototec.

First we did prototec and Mr Oglivie said the year 5’s needed to do the times table 6 work and the year 6’s get to do the 7 times table work then year 4’s have to do 5 work.

Then I needed to test myself on the timed worksheet. After I did a non-timed I needed to press the mark to see how many questions I got right and I got wrong. I got 13 for the sheet one and 9 on the timed one.

Lastly we needed to write ten answers that we got wrong in the back of our maths books. So in our extra time we can practise our prototec.

I enjoyed doing this task because it tells me how many questions I got wrong and got right so it tells me if I need to practise more of my times table. I think I did well on the sheet one because it seems easy but it gets harder and harder. I need to improve on thinking faster on timed because I need to answer the question fast in time because it goes to the next question after 3 or 2 seconds.

Basic Facts

This week we leraned about basic facts.

First I picked what time table to do out of the 4,6,7, and 8 times table. 8 time table is big or small groups of somthing and then we show it with the uni link cubes.

Next we needed to write the fact family. The fact family for this fact faimly is 6×4=24, 4×6=24, 24÷4=6, and 6÷24=4 that is an fact family.

Lastly we took photos of the uni cubes in groups of 4,6,7, 8.

I enjoyed this task because putting them into groups was my favrouit part. I think I did well on helping Ayvah put the uni cubes into groups. I think I need to improve on writing the times table.