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Mathematics in the world around us

Educator section


Critical and developmental outcomes:

The learners must be able to:

1. identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking;

2. work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation and community;

3. organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively;

4. collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information;

5. communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes;

6. use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others;

6. demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation;

7. reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;

8. participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national, and global communities;

9. be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;

10. explore education and career opportunities; and

develop entrepreneurial opportunities.

  • Integration of Themes: Friends
  • Social Justice: Friends should spend time together, e.g. playing games. Discuss in small groups what your attitude towards your friends should be when you play together.
  • A healthy environment: Why is sport important? Discuss the safety precautions needed when participating in sport at school.
  • Inclusively: Who should be allowed to participate in sport at school? Only team players? Or should the school accommodate everyone? Make you own graph of which learners participate in sport.
  • Number concept is extended to 50.
  • Counting in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s.
  • Calendar activities enable learners to order the months and revise ordinals.
  • Graph – a weather graph can be completed.
  • Bonds of 10 are introduced with many opportunities to reinforce these.
  • Measurement activities involving comparisons of height, length, width using related vocabulary.
  • Capacity – litre;
  • Identifying coins and shapes are included.

Leaner section


Activity: mass, doubling, halving [lo 1.1, lo 1.3, lo 1.9, lo 1.10, lo 2.2, lo 4.6]

  • Work in four groups:

You need: a wooden block, a large stone, a shoe, a book and a lunch box.

Group 1:

Compare the mass of the 5 objects by estimating.

Arrange them from the lightest to the heaviest.

Group 2:

Compare their mass. Use a balance scale.

Arrange them from the lightest to the heaviest.

Group 3:

Compare their mass by estimating.

Arrange them from the heaviest to the lightest.

Group 4:

Compare their mass. Use a balance scale.

Arrange them from the heaviest to the lightest.

LO 4.6
  • Think of three different ways to double 6.
  • I decided _____ was the best way.
  • Double 7 in three different ways:
  • Double 8 in any way.
  • Double 9 in any way.
  • Double these numbers:

4 ____ ; 7 ____ ; 9 ____ ; 8 ____ ; 6 ____

LO 1.10

“ flip the coin ”

1 5
  • Fill in the missing numbers on the block.

- Count to 20 and back to 0.

- Count to 30 and back to 0.

- Count to 40 and back to 0.

- Count to 50 and back to 0.

  • Choose a friend. Take turns to flip the coin on the block. Read the number it lands on.
  • Complete these patterns. The number block will help you.

LO 1.1 LO 1.3 LO 2.2

We play …….

LO 1.10 LO 2.2

What fun we had!

  • Mike made 8 runs in a cricket match.
  • Henry made twice as many. How many runs did Henry make?

Henry made __________ runs.

Write the number sentence; 8 + ____________________.

  • Our team scored 10 points in rugby.
  • The blue team scored 7 points less. How many points did the blue team score?

They scored _________ points.

Write the number sentence; _______________________.

  • Sally played 5 games of tennis on Monday, 5 on Tuesday and 5 on Wednesday. How many games did she play altogether?

She played __________ games of tennis.

Write the number sentence; _______________________.

  • Anne’s netball team scored 16 goals. Pat’s team only scored half as many.

Pat’s team scored ____________ goals.

  • The ‘A’ soccer team beat the ‘B’ soccer team with 1 goal. If the ‘A’ team scored 19 goals, how many goals did the ‘B’ soccer team score?

The ‘B’ soccer scored __________ goals.

Write the number sentence __________________.

LO 1.9


Learning Outcome 1: The learner will be able to recognise, describe and represent numbers and their The learner will be able to recognise, describe and represent numbers and their relationships, and to count, estimate, calculate and check with competence and confidence in solving problems.

Assessment Standard 1.1: We know this when the learner counts to at least 100 everyday objects reliably;

Assessment Standard 1.3: We know this when the learner knows and reads number symbols from 1 to at least 200 and writes number names from 1 to at least 100;

Assessment Standard 1.9: We know this when the learner performs mental calculations involving:

1.9.1 addition and subtraction for numbers to at least 20;

1.9.2 multiplication of whole numbers with solutions to at least 20.

Assessment Standard 1.10: We know this when the learner uses the following techniques:

1.10.1 building up and breaking down numbers;

1.10.2 doubling and halving;

1.10.3 using concrete apparatus (e.g. counters);

1.10.4 number-lines;

Learning Outcome 2: The learner will be able to recognise, describe and represent patterns and relationships, as well as to solve problems using algebraic language and skills.

Assessment Standard 2.2: We know this when the learner copies and extends simple number sequences to at least 200.

Learning Outcome 4: The learner will be able to use appropriate measuring units, instruments and formulae in a variety of contexts.

Assessment Standard 4.6: We know this when the learner estimates, measures, compares and orders three-dimensional objects using non-standard measures.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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