This week in Little Ossies we have had lots of opportunities to measure and compare items in the world around us.
It started on Tuesday when we visited the oval garden and had a chat with our special school kitchen garden expert, Simone. Simone had a special fruit with her from a Bunya-Bunya Pine Tree which she showed to us. It was HUGE!
Having heard this the Little Ossies wanted to make their own Bunya-Bunya flour, but we didn’t have a fire to cook the nuts on, so we had to suffice with finding out more information about the tree. When we were with Simone, she showed us a gum tree in our playground which was about half the size of the Bunya-Bunya Pine Tree. The Gum tree was really tall, so we could only imagine how tall the Bunya-Bunya Pine could grow.
So we decided to try to find out. We started measuring out the 40 metres which the Bunya-Bunya Pine can grow to, however, we didn’t really have the proper measuring equipment to do this. We will have to borrow a “trundle wheel” from another grade to find out how far 40 metres is. So instead of measuring a tree, we did some measuring of ourselves lying down.
On Thursday we had some cardboard rabbit ears brought to the classroom by a parent of a grade 4 student. To make the ears fit we had to work out ways to make them fit heads.
Little Ossies really enjoy using maths in everyday life. What measuring, sizing or comparing did you do this last week?