The year 6’s have been learning about different types of graphs. Here is an example of a video created using Explain Everything on an iPad. Well done to Nicholas and Loki for putting in star power effort to share your knowledge!
Test your knowledge of binary numbers with this very addictive game. You simply look at the numbers on the right side, and then use your mouse to highlight the binary version on the left side. You can highlight in any order, enjoy 🙂
What was the highest level you reached?
What strategies did you use when you were playing the game?
What did would you rate this game out of 10 and why?
What? We are learning to estimate and rank numbers in order. Why? This will help us to work out the costs of owning a pet. How? I’ll be able to work in a just right group to complete a brainstorming activity.
Discussion: Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of pet ownership per capita: 36% of households own dogs and 23% own cats. Why do people have pets? What sorts of animals are not suitable as pets? Why? Do you think owning a pet is ethical?
After watching the video brainstorm a list of costs involved in having a pet.
Estimate how much each pet might cost to buy.
Write the pets in order of cheapest to most expensive.
Now brainstorm a list of other costs involved in having a pet. Financial costs may include: Food, an enclosure, equipment, registration, training, kennelling, vet’s fees.
Once you have done this rank the costs in order from highest to lowest.
Now research using netbooks/ipads and check actual costs against your estimations.
What did you find out today?
What questions do you have?
Which animal would you choose for a pet and why?
Morgan Mitchell was in year 6 at Werribee Primary School 10 years ago. Today we watched a replay of Morgan running in her first heat at the Rio Olympics in the 400m race! She came second with a time of 51.30 seconds. 🙂 🙂
We decided to see how far we could run in the same time. The students ran and their group members measured their distances with trundle wheels. We collected and reflected on our data and predictions before returning to the classroom to create graphs. It was a really fun way to work with measuring, collating data and creating graphs.
Here is a slideshow of the lesson;
Did you see Morgan run in the Semi Final?
What is your favourite event or favourite athlete at the Rio olympics and why?
There’s been a plague in the Rio Olympic Village and it’s turning all the Olympians into weird monsters!
What? We are learning to Interpret data through comparing graphs. Why? This will help us to understand how to read and compare different data sets How? I’ll be able to complete the activity and write a quality blog comment to reflect on my learning