“Our World, Our Numbers” Global Project Update

Everyone in 4KM and 4KJ is enjoying the collaborative global blogging project, Our World, Our Numbers. You can read more about this exciting project here.

We have already learnt so much from our blogging buddies. The topics covered so far have been currency, landmarks and recipes. Head over to the Our World, Our Numbers blog to be a part of the learning!

We have published the post below about food on the Our World, Our Numbers blog. Leave a blog comment here on our class blog, or join in the commenting action on Our World, Our Numbers!

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Recently, when Miss Jordan was doing her grocery shopping at the local supermarket, she investigated the cost of a variety of typical Australian foods. Supermarket prices often change, as each new week brings about a new catalogue with different sales and savings. The presentation below shows the prices she collected last weekend.

Were you surprised by any of the prices of these grocery items?

Do you eat any of these foods?

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In Maths, we have been learning about rounding. Rounding numbers means to change numbers to make them easier and more convenient to work with. We round numbers when we use money all the time.

As you may remember from our currency post, Australia’s smallest value of money is the five cent coin. We often need to round prices up or down to the nearest 5c when we’re out shopping. The table below shows some examples.

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Which grocery items in our presentation above need to be rounded?

When have you rounded money or other numbers before?

If you had $30 to spend, which typical Australian foods would you buy?

Swap It, Don’t Stop It!

4KM and 4KJ are enjoying our new term topic, Healthy Choices.

Last week we learnt about an Australian government initiative called the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia. We know it is important to eat a balanced diet with foods from all of the different food groups.

Yesterday we learnt about another campaign the Australian government is running. Swap It, Don’t Stop It is a national program aimed to help Australians make healthy food and exercise swaps.

It’s all about swapping some of the things you do now with healthier choices.

The Swap It, Don’t Stop It website has a lot of excellent advice about making healthy choices.

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What is your “swap it, don’t stop it” idea?

How do you stay fit and healthy?