Friday, 20 May 2016

Fun Friday

On Fridays we are learning about coding. We have also made this part of maths. Today we were learning to use the language of direction. In groups we focused on being able  to describe a path through a maze. We were using words such as; move forward, move back, turn left and turn right. It was lots of fun creating our own mazes in class.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Friday Rich Maths Fun

Butterfly Flowers and Nim 7 from Hope School on Vimeo.

We had to pair up our butterflies so their total would be the same as one of the flowers. We became very good at using a 10 plus and other number to make a teen number.

We also played a 2 player game called Nim 7. It is a basic form of the ancient game of Nim. We needed 7 objects. We placed the 7 objects in a pile and decided who went first. (In the next game the other person went first) Each player took a turn to take away either one or two counters. The player who won was the player who took the last counter.

Some of us came up with some winning strategies.

I wonder what would happen if we started with more counters?