Our learning intentions were:
- to identify and create the rule in sequential patterns
- to master our timetables and use them in other areas of mathematics
Using these newly developed multiplication skills, we have been able to explore the concept of area. Interestingly, the mathematical concept of area has proven easier than expected when we know our timetables. Students can use the length and width of everyday objects to calculate the total space inside the shape. In lockdown, students were asked to build huts, bivouacs and work out the area of their homes. In class, we have worked out the area of our desks, tables, and other classroom objects to redesign the classroom layout to maximise our space.
After studying area, we moved on to measuring liquids. Everyone had fun working out the amount of liquid an object can hold. It was wet and oh so messy.