Archives for Numeracy

Using Our Data Handling Skills to Monitor Changes in how Sustainable our Food Consumption is at Snack Time.

In January 2014, as part of our Sustainable Food Production Inquiry, the Invisible Tigers gathered data on what materials were used to make our food packaging and how many of each. We found the following categories- plastic, reusable, metal, paper, tetra pack and tin foil. We discovered that on a given day there were thirty nine of our snack items Read full article »

Maths Centres

As we approach the end of our year in grade two it is important to say thanks to our parents for helping to support our Numeracy learning this year. Things like number sense, addition, subtraction, telling time, multiplication and lately, Geometry, have all been much easier to learn because of the help of our parents in supporting our Tuesday morning Read full article »

Geometry Students describe and analyze shapes by examining their sides and angles. Students investigate, describe and reason about decomposing and combining shapes to make other shapes. Through building, drawing and analyzing two- and three-dimensional shapes, students develop a foundation for understanding area, volume, congruence, similarity, and symmetry.   Understandings, Skills and Guiding Questions Students will understand that … Shapes can be described by their attributes Read full article »

Numeracy Centres.

We are very lucky to have wonderful, supportive parents who help us to learn in all sorts of ways. Some are even able to sometimes come in and join us to help with our Maths Centres. This is something that has been part of our year. On Tuesdays, every two weeks we have the opportunity to choose Read full article »

Numeracy – Data Handling.

Data Analysis   We use data to describe the world and answer important questions. In this unit we will begin to understand the reasons for collecting data, different ways to display it, and what important information data can provide for us.   Understandings, Skills and Guiding Questions Students will understand that … Visual displays of data can be constructed in a variety of formats to solve Read full article »


Here is a summary of our latest Maths unit, measurement. Students recognize the need for standard units of measure and they use rulers and other measurement tools with the understanding that linear measurement involves an iteration of units.   Understandings, Skills and Guiding Questions Students will understand that … Some attributes of objects are measurable and can be quantified using different tools.   Guiding questions: What are the different Read full article »

Spotlight on Numeracy Part 3.

Our focus on Place Value and Number Operations will shift imminently to Measurement so prior to doing so it would be good to take a look at some of the things that have been happening of late in the Invisible Tigers sphere of Numeracy. Lets kick things off with another fun investigation that you can do at home with your very Read full article »


    This week the Invisible Tigers have been using their powers of Observation and Critical Thinking Skills to investigate the book "Mirror," by Jeannie Baker. This innovative picture book is comprised of two parts designed to be read simultaneously – one from the left, the other from the right. Page by page, we experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families - Read full article »

Focus on Numeracy pt 2.

This week we have had a satisfying week in numeracy working on the following things: Fluently adding and subtracting using mental strategies Solving word problems Representing the digits of 3-digit numbers as hundreds, tens, ones using the build it, draw it, expand it approach e.g 342=300+40+2 We have been practicing estimating and then determining if groups of objects have an odd or even number Read full article »

Focus On Numeracy.

In the first of a three part series, we look at how we are approaching numeracy in the Invisible Tigers learning community. Development of number sense is key to developing children's Mathematical understanding. Studies show that when children have a broad and holistic conceptual understanding of number that they can apply and relate to the whole world then they go on Read full article »

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