Maths in 4KM and 4KJ

We do Maths for one hour every day in 4KM and 4KJ.

The structure of our maths lessons is:

1. A warm up activity – A short, fun game to get our minds ready for Maths.

2. Tuning in – Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris explain the concept we are learning about. Sometimes we link the topic to something else we know about Maths. We often discuss maths vocabulary and list words on the board. We play a game on the interactive whiteboard linked to the maths topic we are currently learning about.

3. Main activity – Students practise the maths skill by playing a game with a partner, using hands-on resources to work on different strategies or completing an open-ended problem solving task.

4. Share time – Students share the strategies they used to complete the main activity. We often discuss how this maths concept can apply to real life and why it is important.

Everyone enjoyed this fun vertical addition bingo game!

We are currently learning about addition. We all use addition in real life every day and it is important to know a range of different strategies.

Here are some addition games we enjoy playing on the interactive whiteboard. You should give them a try!

Ann and Addem’s Dartboard Game

Fruit Shoot Addition

Add Like Mad

What is your favourite addition game to play?

Are your maths lessons structured like ours?

When do you use addition in real life?

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66 thoughts on “Maths in 4KM and 4KJ

  1. @4km and 4kj,

    My name is Mr. L and I am from a school in Ballarat. I work with a group of 1/2 children and have recently started blogging with them. Thank you for putting together this wonderful blog, you’ve helped me out many times already.

    We are learning about addition at the moment too, we’re learning how to apply all of the different strategies that we know to different situations. It’s quite tricky!

    Good luck with your maths, I always loved it at school!

    From Mr. L

    • Dear Mr L,

      Thank you for leaving a lovley comment on our blog. I hope you enjoyed visiting our class and hope to see you again.

      It’s wonderful that you’ve enjoyed the experience of having a blog. I think your student’s will like it more and more through out the year.


      It’s lovly to see that our blog has given your class and many more wonderful

  2. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    What a great post! I really enjoyed reading it. In maths it has been fun with Miss Hannan teaching our class (4KJ) about addition.

    I really enjoyed all the games we played on the interactive whiteboard. My favourite game was the Fruit Shoot Addition.

    I also really enjoyed all the card games we played. I also enjoyed the maths sheets we did.

    From your friend,

    • Dear Sophie,

      What a great comment! You are a good blogger!

      I also think this is a great post. It sounds like fun! We also have fun when Miss Paul is teaching us! ( Us means 4KM )

      I loved playing the games as well! My favourite game is Add like Mad.

      I enjoyed everything we have done in maths! Today I has a fantastic time playing Bingo.

      From your friend,

      Maha :mrgreen:

      • Dear Maha,

        Thank you for replying to my comment. I think it is fun when Miss Hannan teaches us (4KJ).

        I liked the game Add Like Mad aswell but my favorite game was Fruit Shoot Addition.

        I also have enjoyed everything we have done in class. I also enjoyed playing bingo! It was lots of fun!

        From your friend,

        • Dear Sophie,

          It is good to know that you are having fun with Miss Hannan.

          I also liked Fruit Shoot Addition. I liked shooting all the fruits and add.

          It is good to know that you enjoyed everything your class did! Playing bingo was really fun!

          From your friend,

          Maha :mrgreen:

    • Hi Sophie
      ilove the fruit shoot addition but i do like all the other games but it is my favourite game and to say i do love the post i relly like the fact that miss Poul and miss Hannan get to tech 4KM and 4KJ ok got to go bye

      • Dear Kayley,

        Thank you for replying to my comment! You are a great blogger! I also liked all the other games but my favourite was Fruit Shoot Addition.

        I also really like that Miss Paul and Miss Hannan get to teach 4KM and 4KJ.

        From your blogging buddy,

        • Dear Sophie,

          Thanks for leaving
          all your comments
          on the blog.

          ♥What is your favourite game in maths ❓
          ♥ What is your favourite maths
          subject ❓


          Shakira and Indi :mrgreen:

  3. Hello 4KM and 4KJ!

    It’s Shazia again! I really love this post. The thing I like about your blog is that you write posts about school subjects and what the children are doing.

    Looking at all the games there I might like all of them but the one that looks more interesting is the Fruit Shoot Addition. It looks like fun!

    I use maths in almost everything! Money is most common.

    Comment again,

    Maha :mrgreen:

    • Dear Shazia,
      Thank you for commenting.

      I love maths. Mathletics is good it shows you all the different ways to do maths. I also like Fruit shoot adition aswell.

      I love maths.Today at school we were doing money. It was so fun

      Happy Blogging,

  4. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    It’s great to hear how much you all love maths! l also enjoyed maths when l went to school, it is a tool that we use alot in our everyday lives. l certainly use it everyday in my workplace.

    The games you have mentioned certainly sound like fun, l also think that mathletics is fatastic.

    Keep up the great work, untill next time,

    Katrina (Trent’s Mum)

  5. Hi 4KJ and 4KM

    The maths games you have been playing at school look to be lots of fun. Maths is very important and you use it constantly all through life. Even if it is to work out goals plus points in a football match to get a total score. I loved maths at school but I can’t remember doing the fun games that your classes have been doing.

    Bye for now
    Kerrie (Sophies Mum)

    • Dear Mum,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! The maths games we have been playing at school are lots of fun.

      At the football I add up the points and goals as the players get them. I also add up how much we beat Collingwood by!

      From your daughter,

  6. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

    I was inspired by the fabulous games that you put up on your blog. I am very excited to go to school tomorrow (Wednesday) and show my Year Two’s! We love to play Target Number on whiteboards and in our books, but have also been playing Hungry Fish on the iPads, which is similar. I think Ann and Addem’s Dartboard game looks like a good game for doubling numbers, but the Fruit Shoot Addition is my favourite!

    I really enjoy maths and I use it a lot, especially when trying to work out time – with clocks and calendars!

    Keep having fun in maths!

    Miss T

    • Dear Miss T,

      My name is Liv S and I am in Miss Jordan’s class this year. Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris are fabulous teachers.

      Thanks for your quality comment, we loved hearing form you.

      It sounds as though you and your class play really fun games. I’d like to try them sometime.

      Looks like we have something in common, we both love Fruit Shoot Addtion!

      We love our maths hour, we are always doing fun things.

      What is your favourite maths suject, Addition, subtraction, multiplication or division?

      From your new blogging buddy,
      Liv S

      • Dear Liv S,

        Thanks for your reply! In our class, 6 students really like multiplication and we are starting to learn some times tables this year.

        9 people in our class like subtraction the most and 4 people really like addition. The rest of the class love ALL maths!

        It’s great to see that you have so much fun in your maths time.

        From Miss T and 2B

        • Dear Miss T,

          Thanks for a fantastic reply. We are having a great conversation.

          I agree with the six students in your class, I like multiplication too! Then division. What types of time tables are you learning, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9?

          How many people in your grade like Fruit Shoot Addition? How many like Add like Mad? How many like The Dart Board Game?

          From your new blogging buddy,
          Liv S πŸ™‚

  7. Hi 4km and 4kj,
    Matt here (Hannah and Rebekahs dad.)Its great to see the kids enjoying maths games in the classroom. Well done for making Maths fun.I use maths everyday in my work mainly through measurements,but also alot of adding up when it comes to expences.I have a Landscaping business. So measuring areas and adding up how much product we need for the job is most important.
    Keep enjoying maths bye for now Matt.

  8. Hi 4KM & 4KJ
    It looks like our maths classes are quite similar – we always start with a mental maths game to get warmed up, then usually work in pairs or groups to practice on our carpet area, then move on to games or work in our books and finish up with a review of our work. We also have one morning a week where we have computer time to practice our KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) such as times tables, doubling & halving etc – we use a program called Conker Maths to do this. We also use a computer program called Mathletics to practice and for homework – we do this in our own time, either wet playtimes, at home or if we have some free time in the classroom. We have times tables to learn every week – and we get a test! That’s quite a lot of maths!
    Mrs M & A Room with a View, UK

    • Dear Mrs Monaghan and class,

      Hi, I’m Skye from 4KJ!

      Thanks for leaving a comment on our class blog! I loved reading it. πŸ˜€

      That’s interesting that our maths classes are almost the same. Some classes would do the same maths classes as us. It is great to do a warm up game and then go onto your maths activity.

      We do mathletics at our school too. It is a great maths website to help improve your maths, don’t you think?

      Have you tried any of the maths games that are on this post? If you have did you enjoy them?

      Skye ♥

  9. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Wow, what a lovely post! I especially like it because it is about one of my favourite subjects! I really like Miss Hannan teaching our class. I’m sure Miss Hannan will make a great teacher!

    I like learning about different types of maths, but I especially like multiplication. What is your favourite type of maths subject?

    I like using vertical addition more than horizontal addition because it is easier to work out. You just add the numbers under each other.

    My favourite addition game is Fruit Shoot Addition. My second favourite was Add Like Mad.

    The bingo sheet was really fun. It turned out that the people of my table were all playing in the same group!

    We use addition every day by:
    Shopping, when you are adding up your grocery list.
    Cooking, measuring our amounts when we cook.
    Tennis, adding up the scores.
    Recently, I have used addition in my everyday life by saving my pocket money until I had enough to subscribe to my tennis magazine for one year.

    From your blogging buddy,
    Liv S πŸ™‚

  10. Dear 4KM&4KJ,

    is a good post about math I love math it can teach you about lot of time zones,From your blogging buddy,

    • Dear Ethan,

      What a great comment. I agree, this is a super post.

      I like learning about multiplication. I like to use vertical addition more than horizontal addition because it is easier to work out. What do you like better?

      Liv S πŸ™‚

    • Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

      What an excellent post. It looks like everyone is having fun learning maths in 4KM and 4KJ.

      Right now is 1:34pm (Fiji time)(and probably 11:34am Australian time) and I am on Mum’s phone in the restaurant after finishing lunch. I’m missing everybody back at school and home. I will be arriving back in Melbourne at about 10:30pm on the 18th of May. So I’ll be back at school on Monday.

      I hope you are having heaps of fun in the cold weather! πŸ™‚ I know I’m having fun in the sun.

      See you on Monday,
      Millie πŸ™‚

      • Hi Millie,

        Wow, it was great to hear from you.

        We agree, this is a fabulous post. 4KM and 4KJ all love maths. What’s your favourite subject at school?

        We all miss you too. We will be so happy to see you back at school Monday. We hope you’re having loads of fun.

        Liv S and Charlotte πŸ™‚

        • Dear Charlotte and Liv,

          Thank you for the reply! It is now 7:35am ( Fiji time) and I have just finished breakfast in the restaurant. My favourite subject at school is maths, as a matter of fact. I really enjoy the tasks our teachers set for us.

          I have also read the two parts of the Tale Trail. They are very exciting and well wrote. I am sad I’m missing it.
          Like Mrs Yollis said on her post, do you think Max will follow? I can’t make up my mind!

          I am enjoying an overseas conversation.

          See you on Monday,
          Millie πŸ˜€
          P.S Say hi to everyone and give Skye and everyone else a big hug for me!

    • Dear Ben,

      Wow, what a great comment. I really like maths too.

      I like multiplication. Then I like division. What do you like best, addition, subtraction, multiplication or division?

      I like using vertical addition more than horizontal addition because it is easier to work out. What do you like better?

      My favourite game is the Fruit Shoot Addition.

      Liv S πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Sophie,

    It sounds like you are having a lot of fun learning about maths.
    I was very good at maths in school and enjoyed learning about maths. It’s always something you need to know in life as you grow up.
    Especially when you need to work out how much Carlton is beating Geelong by πŸ™‚

    Malcolm (Sophie’s Uncle)

    • Dear Malcolm,

      Thank you for commenting on our blog. Both classes are enjoying there new student teachers teahing them maths skills.

      The maths focas for a couple of weeks is Vertical Addion. We love the warm up games so far but the activity is fun as well.

      It’s good that you were good at maths when you were a kid. Lots of people these days but everyone is better than other things so that is good as well.

      You need to do a lot of things with maths when you get older but youg people have to do a lot of things with maths not just at school but at home as well.

      Football is won of them but I disagree about the Calton beat Geelong bit. I am a big fan of Geelong but the other teams aren’t that bad. Hope you win the team you vs next :mrgreen:

      have a great day
      Maddy πŸ˜†

    • Dear malcolm

      Thank you for your comment on the blog it was very kind of you to leave a comment on the blog and yes we are all having lots of fun in maths with miss hannen and miss paul

      from your friend
      James πŸ˜€

  12. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
    I really like maths games alot but I’m not a big fan about these ones. πŸ˜†
    I’m also injoying Miss Paul teaching us about maths,we’r learning about verticl addition and I am loving it so much! :mrgreen: πŸ™„
    Patrick πŸ˜†

    • Dear Patrick,

      Wow, what a fabulous comment. I love maths, it is one of my favourite subjects.

      I really like these maths games, my favourite one would have to be Fruit Shoot Addition. Since you’re not a big fan of these, what maths games do you like?

      I am too enjoying vertical addition. I like to use it more than horizontal addition as it is easier to work out.

      Liv S πŸ™‚

  13. Dear 4kj and 4km,

    It’s great to see that you are enjoying Maths at school. You are lucky that your teachers make learning maths fun and interesting. Maths is so important and necessary for so many things for your whole life. We deal with maths challenges everyday; we are constantly solving maths problems all around us and sometimes we don’t even know it!

    Keep enjoying learning, Katy x

    • Dear Katy,

      Thank you for leaving your wonderful comment on our new post.

      I agree our teaches do make our math games really fun! I love maths!

      How did you learn maths when you went to schol?

      From your new friend
      Lilli :mrgreen:

      • Hi there Lilly,
        Thanks for replying to my comment on your maths post. I can remember doing lots of maths questions and answers out of text books which wasn’t much fun at all. Our teachers would write some questions on the blackboard and go through the formulas on how to go about answering them! Aren’t we all very lucky that teaching and learning has come such a long way? Learning through fun is a great thing and will hopefully keep you all interested in learning!
        By the way, I am really enjoying corresponding with you and some of the other students in 4kj and 4km!

        Keep having fun learning,


    • Dear Katy,

      Thank you for commenting on the blog
      and yes maths is a very important life skill like time,addition,division etc.
      was maths your favourite topic when you were at school?

      from your mate
      James πŸ˜€

      • Dear James,
        I am enjoying commenting on your blog, thanks for your reply. Maths wasn’t my favorite subject, I found it a little bit boring. My favorite subjects were English and Biology. What is your favorite area of learning?
        Bye for now, keep blogging

        • Dear James,
          I can’t believe that I spelt ‘favourite’ incorrectly, twice! It’s a little bit funny that it is one of Olivia’s spelling words for the week!!

          Dear Lilli,
          I am so sorry for spelling your name incorrectly, we know a few girls named Lilli and I was on automatic pilot! It is only a small detail but it’s nice when people get it right – like you did mine.
          Your blogging friend,

  14. Hi there, it’s great that you are all having fun learning maths, it’s a very important subject. I loved maths when I was at school. Keep up the good work!

    • Dear Mum,
      Thank you for commenting on the blog
      its a good thing I can relie on my mum to comment on the blog.

      From your friend
      James 😯

    • Dear James mum,

      Thank you for commenting on our blog. Both classes love there new students teaching them new things in maths.

      So we tune in we play a little warm up game that get’s runned by the student teachers of couse because they run every maths leson.

      I think maths is important because when you go shopping and how much geelong beats pies.

      your friend
      Maddy :mrgreen:

  15. Dear Maha,

    Thank you for replying to my comment! You are such a great blogger! I am really having fun with Miss Hannan. Are you having fun with Miss Paul?

    In Fruit Shoot Addition I also enjoyed shooting the fruit and adding up the numbers. Have you enjoyed everything we have done in class?

    I also thought playing bingo was lots and lots of fun aswell!

    From your friend,

    • Dear Sophie,

      It is great to know that ypou are having fun with Miss Hannan. I certainly am having fun with Miss Paul!

      I have loved everything we have done in our class and I hope you enjoyed it as well!

      I also thought bingo was fun and I enjoyed the game we played today called Greedy Pig. Have you played it?

      From your friend,

      Maha :mrgreen:

      • Dear Maha,

        Thank you for replying to my comment! You are a fantastic blogger!

        It is great to know that you are having fun with Miss Paul.

        I have also loved everything we have done in our class.

        Yes, our class has played Greedy Pig and I thought it was lots of fun!

        From your friend,

  16. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    It’s Aariz again! I enjoy looking on your blog!

    What awesome maths games! The one that looks the most interesting is Fruit Shoot Addition.

    It must be fun learning maths in your grades! I hope you enjoyed bingo!

    Everyone uses addition lots of times anywhere without even knowing it!

    Comment again,

    Aariz :mrgreen:

    • Dear Aariz,

      maths is fun in our grade also with our great students Miss Hannan and Miss Paul.

      Fruit Shoot is quiet fun you should click on the link and have fun go at it.

      Bingois also fun and I love idea that we get to play a warm up game every day do you play warm up games in your class?

      Nice to talk to you
      Clancy (4KJ)
      πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

      • Dear Clancy,

        Thank you for your reply! I hear that you have an interesting time with your student teachers, Miss Hannan and Miss Paul.

        I also heard that it is a good game. I will have a go at it later.

        I love bingo! It is great that you do warm up games in your class! We don’t do warm up games in my class.

        Talk soon,

        Aariz :mrgreen:

  17. Hi 4KM’ers and 4KJ’ers,
    You are all so clever! Navigating yourselves around the all this technology is truly amazing!

    What’s also amazing is how great you are at Maths. Like lots of Mums and Dads have said,
    “I wish it was like this when I was at School!”

    As long as you keep it fun, you will always enjoy learning.

    What do you like best, addition, subtraction, multiplication or division?

    Keep up your terrific work.

    Kind regards,
    Amanda (Charlotte’s Mum) xx

    • Hi Amanda,

      Maths in our grade is realy fun.
      What kind of stuff did you use when you were in school?

      I like multiplication the best because I enjoy it and I am fearly good at it aswell. what was your favourite subject in maths when you were at school?

      thanks so much for your comment,
      πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  18. Hi 4kj and 4km,
    I think its great that so many kids have chosen Maths as their favorite subject.
    Wow wish maths was this fun when I was in school.
    From Matt Hannah and Beckies Dad.

  19. Hi kids,
    I love the maths games and love how the subjects are made fun for the students.
    All my kids enjoy maths,and I hope they continue to find it fun.
    Keep it up kids from Rachel.

    • Dear Rachel,

      Thank you for leaving your wonderful comment.

      My favourite game that is on the new post is β€œFruit Shoot Addition” and I don’t mind β€œAdd Like Mad”
      What game on the blog looks or is good?

      From your good friend
      Lilli :mrgreen:

    • Dear Rachel,

      I love the maths games too.
      I have a couple of questions for you
      what is your favourite maths subject

      From your blogging buddy,

      Lachie :mrgreen:

  20. hi matt,
    my name is hayden but you can call me haydos and i am in 4km.i hope you injoy blogging and i have seen many many of your comments.

    the thing i like about maths is subtraction and vertical mum said when she was little they used black bords for maths

    if got some quistions to ask you.
    :what is your favriot colur.
    :what was your favriot subject at school.
    and what did you like doing in maths.

    from your new blogging buddy,

  21. Dear Rachel,
    I think maths is awesome! I love Challenges too. We are learning about addition now. We play a fun game for a warm up then we do the addition facts.
    from Travis.

  22. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Maths is one of my favourite subjects. I love the way our maths are structured.The fruitt shoot game is the one I like the most. What is your favourite game? Do you like the way our maths are structured?

    Liv Y πŸ™‚

    • Dear Liv,

      What a great comment. You are a fabulous blogger.

      I too, love maths. I like multiplication the best. What do you liike the most, addition, subtraction, multiplication or divsion?

      I like vertical addtion more than horizontal addition because it is easier to work out. What do you like?

      I think the way our maths structure is set out is perfect. It couldn’t be set out any better.

      My favourite game is Fruit Shoot Addition. Then I like Add like Mad.

      Liv S πŸ™‚

  23. Hi guys,

    I really love doing maths at school because it is one of my favourite subjects but I still have so many more favourites.

    I really like doing maths with Miss Hannanah and Miss Jordan. My favourite topic in maths we have done so far was addition and I think money will be really fun too.

    My favourite game on the White Board would have to be fruit shoot and nearly all the games we played on the White Board. I really like maths and I hope everybody else does too.

    Happy blogging,
    Jess 😯

  24. Dear Amanda,
    Your comment was great I liked it how you asked a qustion.

    I love all maths but I really like addition. I also love to do money in maths.

    What is your favourite maths subject?

    When we do maths at school we always start with a game and then we mite do a sheet.

    I love the game called fruit shoot addition.

    Happy Blogging,

  25. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
    it’s Bronte here πŸ™‚
    I used to hate maths, but now it’s one of my favourite subjects!

    I think we’ve already had a post about maths called “We love maths!” but that’s fine, about everybody loves maths and would probably be thrilled to have another post about maths!

    My favourite sum is vertical addition.
    What’s your favourite sum?

    I love maths but did not enjoy it in the past.
    Did you like or dislike maths in the past?

    your blogging buddy,
    Bronte πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ :mrgreen:

  26. Dear 4KJ and 4KM,

    This is an awesome post 4KJ and 4KM, I love Maths very much and I am pretty good at it too!

    My favorite activity in maths is subtraction, I like to use my fingers and my toes to work out the questions.

    got to go shoot some hoops,
    Joel (Charlotte’s brother)

  27. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I love maths in our grade its great with Miss Hannan and Miss Paul πŸ™‚

    Maths can be great and you can use it for all things like Shopping,Gettinga job and lotso f things.

    My favourrite maths subject is decimals. We have leanrt it in the first term but I would love to learn it again!

    I enjoyed all of the games and I like them so much that I played them again tonight πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the great post

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