Number Sense can be defined as:
· knowing numbers relative values
· how to use them in flexible ways when adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing
· how to develop useful strategies when counting, measuring or estimating.
It has been a lot of fun being immersed in maths and seeing the maths around us. The class has been building towers for 10th Street (where all the houses 0-10 live) Teen Street and 20th Street (where all the houses 20-29 live). They have been building and counting the towers.
We also sat down as architects and city planners and drew our own Maths City Skylines. We had to create our buildings and count how many squares were in each building. We explored the idea of area with this and continued counting and building our number sense. Seeing that a 12 tower could be 12 tall or 2 columns of 6 helps us to be flexible with our numbers. Have a look at some of our cities!
The excitement is too much to contain!