Playing dice games

10 Març 2014

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foto-1Last Thursday and Friday the pupils of Primary 6 had another maths in English class. This one was special because the activities they did were led by pupils from ESO 4 who have been learning maths in English this term.

    foto-2 They prepared some games to play with a different type of dice, it has ten faces. The activity involved throwing the dice 4 times and placing the numbers that came up on a grid with four boxes. The games were played in pairs. The pupils began by trying to make the largest 4-digit number, then the smallest one, the one nearest a number decided on previously and finally with a decimal point somewhere in the middle.

img_0200 The older pupils asked the younger ones some very interesting questions to make explicit the strategies the younger pupils used and their use of English was excellent.

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They then played two games in groups of four to further develop the activity. As the pupils in Primary 6 are now studying decimal numbers, this activity provided a good opportunity to revise the concept of place value. It also gave their teachers a chance to hear them talk about how they think about mathematics.

Thanks again to nrich for the activity.

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