Maths week in Primary 1/2
Maths week has begun for Primary 1/2!
On Monday we had a visit from Jacqui Anderson who is a fish merchant. She showed us some videos from the fish market in Peterhead and explained to us how the fish were sold. We found out about how much different fish weighed and cost. Jacqui brought in some fish and scales. We got to weigh the fish and work out which fish were the heaviest. We had lots of fun!
In the afternoon we were exploring the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears as part of our Fairyland topic. We did a survey to find out everybody’s favourite characters were from the story. Once we had asked all our classmates, we recorded the information into a graph. Take a look at some of our work!
On Tuesday morning we learned about the Easter story. We decorated some eggs and rolled them down the hill in the playground to symbolise the stone rolling away from Jesus’ tomb. We used a stopwatch and timed how long it took for the eggs to reach the bottom of the hill. The quickest eggs took only 6 seconds! Look at the eggs that we decorated.
On Tuesday afternoon we had two visitors with us in Primary 1/2. First, we were visited by Dawn who is a nurse. She showed us how she uses number and measure in her job to find out about her patients’ health. After that, we had a visit from Josh’s mum, Faye, who works for Scotrail. She explained how she uses time, money and number to work out timetables and ticket prices. Have a look below to see some of the things that we found out about how maths is used in these jobs.
Christine had a go too.
Shaun used scales to measure the weight of some liquids.
Faye showed us how she uses time to work out the timetables for Scotrail. This timetable shows the Inverness to Aberdeen line.