2018 – Guess & Check (p1-2 math)

Taking a much needed break from an overdose of model drawings, they so welcomed a game I played with them for today. While I gave them a break from drawing models, I emphasised that it is not for good, they will still be drawing models intermittently.

Did a quick guess and check measurement game with the class. Gave them 5 items to guess and record, which they will be then given a measuring tape to measure the actual length and record.

Off they went to use whatever they could to measure and wrote down their predictions.

After predicting, they set off to use the tape to measure the length, width and height of the items. It was a great teamwork!

I had to praise them when one of them told me the tape was not long enough to measure the length of the whiteboard. I threw back the question and asked them how? They were smart to tell me to measure the maximum length of the tape first, mark it and then measure again. This, is what I call problem solving in the real world. If only schools give them ample time for that.

They even wrote down working to solve the length.

Final presentation of their answers. They did not know Math can be so fun and they truly enjoyed themselves.


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