Ikram's blogpost: On Math Day we had many games to play, all related to math, but we still had to do some work though. I was expecting a ton of hard, mind-flattening sums to solve really quickly, but it was just mainly luck, or in ‘math language’ probability.
The very first activity was PE with Mr Nathan. I thought we were going to do some movement composition, instead we did some dice games. It was called Dice Pyramid This was a practice for the house event that we were going to do this afternoon. I didn’t really like the game, since it heavily depends on luck.
The 6th graders showed us about math used in daily life. We were in groups, had 1 6th Grader, Toma and I. My 6th Grade partner explained LCM and HCF and a few other things. Toma and I showed our number puzzles. My partner found it difficult to find the answer to our puzzles.
The game we played we played in PE was played after lunch. Due to the intense haze conditions, we played Dice Tower, a similar game that didn’t require much room. When I got to the top I just waited, so I will stay there and win points for our team. I used very weird distractions like purposely untying my shoelaces and tying them back again.
Math Day was fun and not so stressful but I think next time we should have a bit more thinking involved.
View life from the lens of a 10 year old, and it will bring much humour and joy. That sums up my experience with my grade 5 students at ISS.
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Grade 5.1 2017-2018