Friday, March 30, 2012


Units, tens, hundreds, thousands...multi attribute blocks (MAB) 
Today the main focus was on the process of subtraction. We discussed terminology such as minus, take away, difference and talked about addition as the inverse operation. We modelled some equations as a class using the above pictured blocks and then students worked their way through equations using the 
Multi Attribute Blocks so that they could physically see what they were doing. Using the blocks really aids their understanding of regrouping. This lesson will be continued and built on next week. Students also completed Monster Grid 9.

We also had a dedicated spelling and handwriting block in which students focused on words with silent letters in them. (See yesterday's blog.)

The afternoon  centred around the Softies unit. Students then took chairs down to the hall and helped set up for tonight's Food Festival at the school. 

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