This week in maths we are learning more about time. We will be reading the time on analogue and digital clocks. We will be learning to convert hours to hours and minutes and vice versa.
Below are some tips for learning time at home.
- Use an analogue clock or watch to read the time. If your daughter has her own watch she will be able to use it daily and get used to counting the minutes on the clock face.
- Encourage your child to count ahead using the clock or watch e.g. It is 20 past 2 now, basketball starts at 3, how many minutes is that?
- Encourage your child to convert minutes into hours and minutes e.g. 94 minutes is the same as 1 hour and 34 minutes (revision of 6 times tables will help, it will help count in 60s- 60,120,180 etc.)
- Use real life word problems e.g. If I walk into the supermarket at 11.04 and leave at 11.48, how long did I spend inside?
Earlier in the week I gave the class the results of their Easter math’s test. We went through the sums together in class, and the girls have been encouraged to go over the questions that they found difficult. I have spoken to the girls and told them that this was a very difficult test. They did a really great job attempting all the questions they could 🙂 Maith sibh!!!!
The purpose of the test was for me to see what topics we should revise this term. The girls should not be worried about getting sums wrong as it is part of the learning process.
For homework over the next few weeks we will be revising addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. Long multiplication and fractions are areas we need to work on this term. By doing one a night we are keeping the process fresh in our heads.
Revision of tables is very important. A quick quiz in the car against a sibling can be fun. Or else we can spend 5 minutes playing a game. Your daughter should still have her login details for mangahigh which has lots of revision games.