Week 4 Remote Learning Tasks

For the rest of this week, in addition to Mathletics, Reading Eggs and reading your own books, here are some optional activities that you might like to try.

Together with a family member or by yourself, read about lions and tigers, and complete one or more tasks on the activity card.

Don’t forget there are also open-ended maths questions on the blog that you can do, as well as other activities on the STEM blog.

Week 3 Remote Learning Tasks

For the rest of this week, in addition to Mathletics, Reading Eggs and reading your own books, here are some optional activities that you might like to try.

Together with a family member or by yourself, read about pirates and complete one or more tasks on the activity card.

Don’t forget there are also open-ended maths questions on the blog that you can do, as well as other activities on the STEM blog.

Maths: Ordinal Numbers

Learning Intention: To correctly identify the position of an object using ordinal numbers.

Ordinal numbers show the position or place of an object. For example, first, second, third, fourth, etc. They can also be written as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.

Option 1:

Option 2:

Try these online ordinal number games.

Maths: 3D Shapes

Learning Intention: To correctly identify and name 3D shapes.

Option 1:

Colour in the 3D shapes following the colours shown in the key.

Extension: You can also practise reading the names and recognising the different 3D shapes by colouring in the correct words to match the shapes.

Option 2:


Using play dough, make different 3D shapes, paying attention to how many edges, faces (sides) and corners each shape has. If you don’t have play dough but would like to make some, here’s a recipe that you can try.

Option 3:

Monster Mansion – Shape Match

Maths: Location

Learning Intention: To describe the location of an object using simple words.

Listen to this Berenstain Bears story, ‘Bears In The Night’. Can you find all the words the author uses to describe location?

Option 1:

Take a photo of yourself inside or outside your home. See if you can position yourself in any of the following ways:

  • behind
  • above
  • below / beneath / under
  • beside / next to
  • between
  • outside
  • inside
  • on top of
  • through
  • with
  • to the left of
  • to the right of

Remember to send the photo to your teacher by Wednesday!

Option 2:

Hide a small toy in your bedroom or living room. See if you can direct a family member to the location of the toy using just your words.

Option 3:

Can you draw a map of your room? What about a map of your house? You could even hide a small toy in your room and draw a treasure map to help a family member find it!

Maths: Money

Learning Intention: To identify, and understand the value of, Australian coins and notes.

Option 1: Coin scavenger hunt

  • Can you find any Australian coins in your home? What are their values?
  • Do you have one of each value?
  • How are they similar? How are they different?
  • Can you arrange them in order from worth least to worth most?

Option 2: Notes scavenger hunt

  • Can you find any Australian notes in your home? What are their values?

Option 3: Coin etching

Using paper and colour pencils or crayons, can you etch the coins that you have found?

Option 4: Online games

Play this online game: Pay the Price.

If you think you’re up for the challenge, try this Toy Shop Money Game.

Maths: Time

Learning Intention: To tell o’clock time.

Option 1:

Play Telling the Time. When prompted, select “Read time to the hour”.

Extension: Try “Read time to the hour and half hour”.

Option 2:

Play Learn to Tell Time.

Option 3:

Using this as a guide, draw a clock on your whiteboard or a piece of paper. Can you fill in the missing numbers?

On the clock that you’ve just drawn, see if you can draw the hands to match each of these times. Remember to pay attention to the long hand and the short hand so they don’t look the same!

Then, see if you can say and write the time on each of these clocks. You can write your answers on a piece of paper or your whiteboard.

Maths: Fair Share

Learning Intention: To share collections of objects fairly.

Option 1: Let’s fair share!

Cut out the sweets (or use your own!) and share them between 2 people so that everyone has a fair share of the sweets. How many sweets does each person get?

Extension: Can you share the sweets equally between 4 people? How many sweets does each person get?

Option 2: Fair share plates

Using materials such as Lego, buttons or pasta, choose a number of items to share between 2 plates. See what numbers can be shared fairly between the 2 plates. Remember to check that there is the same amount on each one!

Extension: Try sharing different numbers of objects between 4 plates so that each plate has the same amount.

Option 3: Fair share games

Curious George Fair Shares

Fair Shares Activity

Fair Sharing with Peg + Cat

Maths: Subtraction

Learning Intention: To explore subtraction using the ‘whole-part-part’ strategy.

Option 1: Subtraction Smash

Fill the strip with balls of play dough in each box. Roll a die. (If you do not have dice at home, use this link instead.) Students smash the number of play dough balls shown on the die.  Record how many play dough balls are left.

Option 2: Subtraction Mat

To begin, place the worksheet in a plastic pocket or sheet protector, or draw a similar robot on your whiteboard. Students will start by rolling two dice. (If you do not have dice at home, use this link instead.) They will make the larger number in the green box with materials (such as LEGO, buttons or pasta) to represent the ‘whole’. Then they will slide the part they are taking away (the smaller number) into the yellow box. Finally they will solve the subtraction problem by pushing whatever is left to the red box. That will be the answer to the problem.

Option 3: Subtraction Game

Click here to play Count Bowling.

Subtraction: Part 2

Learning Intention: To explore subtraction using the ‘whole-part-part’ strategy.

Option 1: Subtraction Bowling

Use toy bowling pins, or set up 10 plastic cups against a wall in a bowling pin formation. The player rolls a ball towards the cups to try and knock the “pins” over. Count how many were knocked over and record that number on the recording sheet / whiteboard. Students can check their answer by counting how many are left standing.

Option 2: Build-it Subtraction Cards

Using materials such as LEGO, buttons or pasta, make the first number shown on the card. Take away the other number from your group of objects to solve the sum.

Option 3: Subtraction Game

Click here to play Chopper Squad.