
To make mathematics more interesting I’ve introduced maths tricks Thursday. Every Thursday I’ll introduce a maths trick to show how [...]
May 11, 2017

Can you solve the problem below? I am thinking of a number between 1 and 100. What’s my number? Look at the eight clues below. Can you [...]
March 23, 2017

Last night we had a very successful maths evening with parents and their children. The evening was for parents and students from years 5 to 8. [...]
March 9, 2017

As part of room 5’s geometry unit we’ve been working on the theme of position and orientation. The students in the photo have been [...]
March 1, 2017

In this maths problem We Are Learning To: Follow instructions using grid and compass references on a map. Can you recreate the treasure map from [...]
February 21, 2017

This week, our class will be participating in Maths Week. Maths Week is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar gaining [...]
August 8, 2016

I’ve introduced the students to a real life problem solving activity – the Rubik’s Cube. I purchased five cheap cubes, to make [...]
June 15, 2016

In maths we’ve been trialing out our paper plane flying skills to find out what type of plane flies the furthest distance. We had eight [...]
June 9, 2016

On Friday, the World of Maths group visited the school. I’d organised their visit, and wanted to have as many students throughout the [...]
June 7, 2016

Knowing your times tables can make mathematics so much easier for you. There are lots of online resources and games to help students learn the [...]
May 18, 2016

To further help the students in room 5 become even better at maths, the students have registered on a NZmaths eako maths site. What is eako [...]
March 8, 2016

Play the Nets game by Prodigi on MagnaHigh.com to clarify your understanding of nets and how to draw them. Go to Teach me first before you [...]
December 10, 2015

I enjoyed this video. I was wondering how he was going to get a square from a circle, but all was revealed. I had my ahaaa moment, realising that [...]
December 8, 2015

Today, we had Vanepale Sopoaga from ASB visit us to talk about how to earn and save money. Vaneplae introduced students to ‘P.T.’ (himself) , [...]
December 7, 2015

This video clearly explains what different types of angle there are.
December 7, 2015

I’m currently completing a maths course with the Open Polytechnic to further enhance the learning experiences of students. Currently, [...]
November 11, 2015

A very helpful website I’ve been using lately is Maths Aids. It provides free math worksheets for teachers, parents, students, and home [...]
October 13, 2015

We are currently learning about stem & leaf graphs (sometimes called plots) and how to understand and use them. Watch the first video below [...]
September 9, 2015

Everyone in class has areas of expertise. Today, the best mathematicians in the class had the task of assisting others to further understand the [...]
August 27, 2015

I’ve introduced Sudoku puzzles in my class after reading several research papers that generally conclude that kids who started doing [...]
August 7, 2015