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Mathematics in the world around us

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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:

  • Inclusively: We can all learn from one another. Each person’s culture can stimulate and enrich another’s. Show how this can be done.
  • Human rights: Learners must respect the differences amongst themselves. Decide how they are different, yet as worthy as their fellow classmates.
  • A healthy environment: Flowers enhance our environment. Nature them. Healthy foods give us healthy bodies. Discuss healthy, nourishing foods and list them. Do a survey to find out whether your classmates eat healthy foods.
  • Number concept and counting to and beyond 200 are practised.
  • Even and uneven numbers, rounding off numbers and place values are revised.
  • The table of 4 and 3 and sharing activities are included in this module.
  • Addition with renaming is practised.
  • Doubling with renaming.
  • Bonds of 19.
  • The following activities have also been included: mass, capacity, fractions and distance.
  • Learners are introduced to the objects: pyramids, prisms and cylinders.
  • The faces of these 3-D shapes are discussed and compared.

Leaner section


Activity: mass and distances [lo 1.2, lo 1.3, lo 1.4, lo 1.8, lo 1.10, lo 2.2, lo 4.3, lo 4.7]

Tom’s backpack

1 lunch box with 4 sandwiches

1 ℓ of cool drink

3 apples

2 chocolates

Des’ backpack

1 lunch box with 6 sandwiches

2 ℓ of cool drink

1 apple

2 chocolates

Answer these questions .

1. ________________________ (name) lunch box has the greater mass. Why?

2. ________________________ (name) lunch box has the smaller mass. Why?

3. One litre bottle can fill 4 mugs.

4. Tom will drink ______________________ mugs of cool drink.

5. Des will drink ______________________ mugs of cool drink.

6. Tom eats one quarter of an apple a day. He will eat a quarter of an apple for ______________________ days.

7. Des eats one half of an apple a day. He will eat half an apple for ______________________ days.

8. The chocolate has 8 squares. They eat 4 squares a day. They each have 4 squares for ______________________ days.

LO 1.4 LO 4.7
  • Complete.

1. Tom and Des walked 5 km in one day. They will walk:

10 km in ______________________ days.

25 km in ______________________ days.

50 km in ______________________ days.

2. The camp is 15 km from Tom’s house and 12 km from Des’ house. Tom’s house is______________________ km further.

3. Tom can hit the ball 35 m far.

Des can hit the ball 4 m further.

He can hit the ball ______________________ m.

4. Tom counted 28 birds.

Des counted 5 less.

Des counted ______________________ birds.

5. They left the house at 8 o’clock in the morning. The first day they came to the campsite at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. They walked for ______________________ hours.

LO 1.8 LO 4.3 LO 4.7

Number the houses

LO 1.3 LO 1.4 LO 2.2
  • Complete the counting pattern. Join the numbers.
  • Colour the even numbers in red.
  • Colour the uneven numbers in blue.
  • Round off to the nearest multiple of 10.

1 1 _______________ 22 _______________ 34 _______________

17 _______________ 29 _______________ 33 _______________

27 _______________ 41 _______________ 21 _______________

36 _______________ 26 _______________ 46 _______________

LO 1.2 LO 2.2 LO 1.10
  • Rename and double:
LO 1.8 LO 1.10


Learning Outcome 1: 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 1.2: We know this when the learner counts forwards and backwards;

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 1.4: We know this when the learner orders, describes and compares numbers;

Assessment Standard 1.8: We know this when the learner can perform calculations, using appropriate symbols, to solve problems;

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 4.3: We know this when the learner calculates elapsed time;

Assessment Standard 4.7: We know this when the learner estimates, measures, compares and orders objects using standard measures.

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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 simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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 .?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, Mathematics grade 2. OpenStax CNX. Oct 15, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11131/1.1
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