Learning Maths with 4KM and 4KJ

We were recently inspired by the work of our blogging buddies in B4. These students from New Zealand made some maths videos with their teacher, Mrs McKenzie. When 4KM and 4KJ saw the videos they decided they’d like to make their own.

All of the students chose a topic that we had covered this term in our maths classes.

We came up with some tips for making a maths video that teaches the audience something.

Some of our tips were:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Talk about the learning focus
  • Define new words
  • Give an example
  • Solve your problem step-by-step
  • End with a tip/farewell message
  • Speak clearly and loudly
  • Use kid-friendly language
  • Do things slowly

Some students found that being a teacher isn’t as easy as it looks, but everyone did a great job and had fun making their videos!

What did you learn?

What do you think you could teach someone?

We are on holidays now for two weeks. We will be back on Monday 8th October.

Multiplication and Division Fact Families

At the end of last term, the students in 4KM and 4KJ were learning about multiplication and practising their times tables.

We have started this term by exploring the relationship between multiplication and division. These are called inverse operations – that means they undo each other.

We have been making fact families with multiplication and division.

Click on the link below to watch this video to learn about fact families. Tip: right click and chose “open in new tab” so you can come back to the blog when you’ve finished watching.

Today all the students made a poster of a fact family to demonstrate their learning.

What do you think of our posters?

Why are fact families useful to know about?

Can you make up a fact family or ask us a multiplication or division problem?