Friday 8th October – Maths

Certain and impossible

I am learning to understand the difference between certain and impossible.

I know I can do it when I can write sentences based on the fairy tale that were certain and impossible.

On Monday you looked at the terms will happen and won’t happen with regards to chance. Today’s words are similar. We are now looking at certain and impossible.

For something to be certain it means it will absolutely happen, for something to be impossible it means there is no way it will happen (usually something silly or outrageous). Watch ‘Mr Impossible’ below to get an idea:

Independent Task

You are going to be finding things that are certain and impossible from fairy tales. You may like to look at the story Cinderella. If you do not have a copy of this story, you can watch it here:

Alternatively, you can choose any other fairy tale that you have at home.

After you have read the story, write sentences that were certain and write sentences that were impossible from the story in your writing book.

For example: It is certain that Cinderella went to the ball. It is impossible that the ugly stepsisters will marry the prince.

Try and write 2 certain sentences and 2 impossible sentences.

For the impossible sentences you will need to think creatively.

Thursday 7th October – Maths

50/50 chance

I am learning to understand what 50/50 chance means when tossing a coin.

I know I can do it when I can play a game with 50/50 chance.

Today we are looking at the term 50/50 chance.

What this means is that there will be 2 options to choose from, you have an equal chance of picking one option as you do the other.

The best way to look at 50/50 chance is by tossing a coin. Regardless of whether you choose heads or tails, you have an equal chance of it landing on your selection.

Today you will be playing a game with someone from your household. The side of the coin that you choose, decides whether or not you have a turn.

You have a 50/50 chance of getting a turn with every coin toss!

Independent Task

You are going to be playing the game ‘What a face’ with someone else from your family.

You will both need a sheet of paper, pencil and then 1 coin to share between the two of you.

Each of you will draw a large oval shape. You are trying to draw in 9 features on the oval shape

1.face- hair

2. 2 ears

3. 2 eyes

4. 2 eyebrows

5. a mouth

6. a nose

These can be drawn in any order.

Decide whether you are heads or tails.

When it is your go, toss the coin.

What chance does your partner have of it landing their way? Heads or tails?

Whoever wins the toss, draws 1 feature on their face. Who is first to complete the face?

Is this fair? Invent your own rules too. For example, draw extras such as cheeks, a chin and anything else you can think of.

Tuesday 5th October – Maths

Might happen

I am learning to order chance statements correctly on a continuum.

I know I can do it when I can order chance statements correctly on a continuum.

Yesterday we focussed on things that will and won’t happen.

Today we are being introduced to the term ‘might happen’.

This term is a little different to the other 2.

If something might happen, it means there is a chance it could happen, but also a chance it may not happen, it is not definite.

Some examples of things that might happen today could include:

  • It rains today (weather can be unpredictable so you never really know what will happen)
  • Have pasta for dinner
  • Cry
  • See a friend at the park

Watch this short video to learn more about will happen, might happen, and won’t happen:

Independent Task

In your scrapbook turn you page length ways (so that it is wide not tall).

Label these 3 headings across the top:

Will happen                                Might happen                              Won’t happen

Using the statements below, write the sentence underneath the heading where it belongs.

  1. Brush my teeth
  2. Go to the park
  3. Watch a movie with a cow
  4. Eat some ice-cream
  5. See my teacher
  6. Breathe fire
  7. Fall over
  8. Drink water
  9. Drive a car

Once you have written each sentence under the correct heading you will have 3 sentences for each, double check that you have this.

Monday 4th October – Maths

Will happen/won’t happen

I am learning to understand the difference between will happen and won’t happen.

I know I can do it when I can draw 5 things that will happen today and draw 5 things that won’t happen today.

This week you will be looking at chance. When we think about chance, we are thinking about how likely something is to happen. For example, what are the chances you will have lunch today or go for a walk?

There are many words we can use to measure the chance of something happening, which you will look at in your WebEx classes this week.

Today’s focus is on the words ‘will happen’ and ‘won’t happen’.

Will happen refers to something very likely to occur such as eating breakfast, getting dressed, or joining your WebEx call.

Won’t happen looks at things that are not likely to occur such as riding a horse, going to school, or having ice-cream for breakfast.

Independent Task

In your scrap book fold your paper in half so that you have 2 columns (refer to the image below):

In one column have the heading ‘will happen’ and in the other column have the heading ‘won’t happen’.

Write down 5 things for each column. If you would like to draw a picture next to it you can.