Maths: Heavy and Light

What does heavier mean? What does lighter mean?

We can compare whether objects are heavier or lighter by hefting. Hefting objects means holding an object in each hand and moving them up and down to decide which is heavier.

Activity 1:

Find 5 objects in your home, and order them from heaviest to lightest. Don’t forget to take a photo and send it to your teacher!

Activity 2:

Interactive game: Let’s Compare

Activity 3:

Maths: Days of the Week

Learning Intention: To correctly identify the names and order of the days of the week.

The days of the week are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The weekdays are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday is the weekend.

Option 1: Can you help Adventure Man through the temple? Try this online game.

Maths: Months of the Year

Learning Intention: To correctly identify the names and order of the months of the year.

The months of the year are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. What month are we in now? What will next month be?

Option 1: Can you help Adventure Man find the treasure? Try this online game.

Maths: Addition

Learning Intention: To use the concept of part-part-whole when adding things together.

Activity: Divide your mini whiteboard into three sections: part, part and whole.

Roll two dice. Using materials such as Lego, buttons or pasta, make the first number in the first “part”. Then make the second number in the second “part”. Move all the objects into the “whole” section of the whiteboard and count all the objects. How many altogether? You can also use two playing cards instead of dice.

Challenge yourself:

  • How many ways can you make 5?
  • How many ways can you make 10?
  • How many ways can you make 20? Can you write down all the different ways?

Maths: Counting With Objects

Learning Intention: To accurately count up to 50 objects.

Fill a small container with pasta, LEGO blocks, marbles, etc. Tip it out and count the number of objects.

Walk around your home. How many tables are there in the house? How many chairs do you have? How many cushions? How many windows?

Maths: Patterns

Learning Intention: To understand what makes a pattern, and be able to create my own.

Discuss: Look around your home. What patterns do you see?

Activity: Can you make your own patterns using everyday objects? Examples: cutlery, colour pencils, LEGO blocks, etc.