How many teams of 7 can be made from 91 children?
Question 2:
Bill had 100 sweets. He kept 16 for himself and shared the rest equally among his 6 friends. How many sweets did each of his friends get?
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How many teams of 7 can be made from 91 children? Question 2: Bill had 100 sweets. He kept 16 for himself and shared the rest equally among his 6 friends. How many sweets did each of his friends get?
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Take 376 from the sum of 234 and 487. Question 2: 78 sweets were shared equally between 5 children. How many did each get and how many were left over? Question 1:
A milkman delivered 423 cartons of milk on Saturday and 535 cartons on Sunday. How many cartons did he deliver over the two days? Question 2: A supermarket had 853 bottles of lemonade. 418 bottles were sold and 69 bottles were broken. How many bottles were left? This week, the boys have been learning about 3D shapes.
We used blutack, matchsticks,pipe cleaners, tooth picks to make some 3 D shapes of our own  cubes, cuboids, triangular prisms and square based pyramids. Afterwards, we used our models to count the number of edges and corners that the shapes which we had made had. Have a look at the boys in constructing mode below! This year we are going to be working really hard on trying lots of new maths problems. In our classroom. I will be setting the children a little problem solving challenge each week with a "Problem of the Week" posted up on our classroom problem board. The children will have the opportunity to try to solve the problems throughout the week. They will give up their answers along with their rough work showing how they figured out the answer at the end of every week. I hope that others at home will get involved in the problem solving challenge too. The problems will be posted on the school website each week so that children can work on the problems at home with the help of someone. It would be great if you could work with your child on this task and try to work out the answers to the problems together. Question 1: How many days are there in October, November and December? Question 2: Last year, Jimmy the window cleaner cleaned 2,056 windows. His pal Ned cleaned 345 windows more than Jimmy. How many windows did they clean altogether? The children looked at the abstract painting by Charles Demuth, an American artist, who in 1928, created his most famous painting, "I saw the figure 5 in gold". The children looked at and talked about the piece, noticing in particular the focal point of the painting  the number 5. We decided to create our own homages to Charles Demuth, by creating works of art that also had numbers as their main focus. Have a look at the pictures below to see how we are getting on so far. Here are some of our finished products  don't they look so colourful! Can you figure out which number each boy picked to use as his focal point? The children were learning about 2  D shapes this week. We have been learning about shapes since we were in Junior infants, but this week, we concentrated more on the number of sides that each shape had, and what type of angles each shape had. We compiled a table of this information in our maths copies, and found some very interesting answers indeed. The children in the picture at the top are showing a regular hexagon which has six equal sides. They also looked at irregular hexagons which although they have six sides, the sides are not all equal to each other. Have a look at some of the other shapes below  we bet you'll be easily able to name them. The boys in 3rd and 4th class have been learning all about different lines and angles in Maths class this week. They had to work by themselves and with a partner to arrange their bodies in the different lines that I called out for them. They created parallel lines, .... ....diagonal or oblique lines,... .... and even, parallel diagonal lines! The boys then used their bodies to measure out different angles as I called the. We had studied rotations during the week  learning that if you point your hand at a door, and then turn on the spot until you point at the same spot on the door again, you have made a full rotation. So what happens when you don't have a full rotation?  You can make half and quarter rotations too. We found out that a quarter of a rotation has a special name. It is called a RIGHT ANGLE. We decided to make some right angles to show. We then looked at angles that were smaller than a right angle. These are called ACUTE ANGLES. Look at some acute angles we created below. Finally, we looked an angles that were bigger than a right angle but smaller than a straight line.
These are called OBTUSE ANGLES. Have a look below. 
Ms. Fiona MaherJunior and Senior Infants Archives
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