Maths through stories

Date: 28th Sep 2021 @ 8:36pm

This week in maths we have been focusing on learning new mathematical language and exploring its meaning through the use of different stories.  We have been thinking about the words more and less and discussing what they mean. To help use understand this in more depth we role played stories using different props. 

We read the story 'A Squash and a squeeze' and talked about how more animlas came into the old ladies house which made it feel very squahed.  We talked about why the lady felt squashed and that is was because the amount of people was getting bigger.  When the old lady took at the animals out we discussed the quantiy was getting smaller because there was less animals.  We also read the story 'A Duck in a Truck".  We made props to help use retell the story and used the language of more as each animal came to help the duck get out of the mud.