Mathematics in Action AFL Ladder
We have placed an interactive AFL ladder in the Grade 1/2 corridor. The aim is to allow our students the opportunity to update the ladder on a weekly basis. We have also created some spaces for weekly teacher and student questions.
From the language of ordinal number, (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) to multiples of 4, to the difference between sides, we hope to have some fun and show how Mathematics is a part of everyday life. I now just need to stop teachers rearranging the ladder positions! 
The Price of being BATMAN.... then & now
Our BATMAN display allows our children to put their number, use of the 4 operations (+  x / ) and place value skills to the test. Where possible, we try to make our displays interactive through questions and prompts.
For the Baby Boomers (Eugene) and Gen X parents out there, the cost of Wayne Manor in 1939 was $3,800 and the Batcave was $5,600. In 2013 it was $440,000 and $54.4 Million respectively.
For the Baby Boomers (Eugene) and Gen X parents out there, the cost of Wayne Manor in 1939 was $3,800 and the Batcave was $5,600. In 2013 it was $440,000 and $54.4 Million respectively.
Mathematics everywhere
Here are some fun ways to sneak some math into everyday life. To help your child enhance their reasoning and communication skills, use prompts when they give an answer:
Sports maths. Endless possibilities from reading scores, solving margins, working out the value X number of goals , reading times, distances, player profiles (weights, height,etc)
Menu maths. What’s the most expensive meal on the menu? What’s the least expensive? We have $20.00 to spend – what can we get?
Kitchen maths. Practice fractions by using recipes or reading cookbooks. Measuring ingredients is a perfect math lesson. Don’t tell them, though.
Map maths. What’s the distance from home to our destination? How long will it take us if we travel the speed limit? What’s the most direct route?
Ontheroad maths. Numbers are all around roads if you look for them. Add or subtract license plate numbers, speed limits, or route numbers. Keep track of time travelled or how long you’ve been reading aloud to encourage learning how to tell time.
Money maths. Teach about making change. Count change in a piggy bank. How many ways can I make 45 cents? Open a small savings account and watch the amount rise with deposits and interest.
Reading and writing maths. Read books about math and mathematicians. (A good website is Math Mama’s blog post on a “Dozen Delectable Math Books,” which gives recommendations for ages 2adult.)
Calendar maths. Count down the days to special events like birthdays, holidays, vacations and appointments.
Game maths. Use cards, dominoes or dice (“math cubes”) to reinforce counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division skills. Play Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, and other games that encourage counting. Together, do the Sudoku puzzles in the paper.
 How do you know?
 Prove it
 Convince me
 Show me
Sports maths. Endless possibilities from reading scores, solving margins, working out the value X number of goals , reading times, distances, player profiles (weights, height,etc)
Menu maths. What’s the most expensive meal on the menu? What’s the least expensive? We have $20.00 to spend – what can we get?
Kitchen maths. Practice fractions by using recipes or reading cookbooks. Measuring ingredients is a perfect math lesson. Don’t tell them, though.
Map maths. What’s the distance from home to our destination? How long will it take us if we travel the speed limit? What’s the most direct route?
Ontheroad maths. Numbers are all around roads if you look for them. Add or subtract license plate numbers, speed limits, or route numbers. Keep track of time travelled or how long you’ve been reading aloud to encourage learning how to tell time.
Money maths. Teach about making change. Count change in a piggy bank. How many ways can I make 45 cents? Open a small savings account and watch the amount rise with deposits and interest.
Reading and writing maths. Read books about math and mathematicians. (A good website is Math Mama’s blog post on a “Dozen Delectable Math Books,” which gives recommendations for ages 2adult.)
Calendar maths. Count down the days to special events like birthdays, holidays, vacations and appointments.
Game maths. Use cards, dominoes or dice (“math cubes”) to reinforce counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division skills. Play Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, and other games that encourage counting. Together, do the Sudoku puzzles in the paper.
Aims
The Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that students:
 develop useful mathematical and numeracy skills for everyday life, work and as active and critical citizens in a technological world
 see connections and apply mathematical concepts, skills and processes to pose and solve problems in mathematics and in other disciplines and contexts
 acquire specialist knowledge and skills in mathematics that provide for further study in the discipline
 appreciate mathematics as a discipline – its history, ideas, problems and applications, aesthetics and philosophy.
The curriculum is organised by the three strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
Structure
Scope & Sequence
The curriculum sets out what students are expected to learn and is designed as a continuum of learning. The curriculum is being presented in a scope and sequence chart to support teachers to easily see the progression and assist in planning teaching and learning programs to meet the diverse needs of students.


Mathematics Glossary

The attached file is there for the times you may need some clarification on Mathematical terms or concepts. The glossary and its definitions of Mathematical terms are accompanied by illustrations and labelled diagrams. They are sourced from the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority. (VACC)
Some free maths websites...
 http://gregtangmath.com/...maths games
 http://www.transum.org/Software/ Wide range of math activities
 https://illuminations.nctm.org/ ...interactive tools for students
 http://bit.ly/1OxeRx6 Create a graph ICT tool for data collection
 https://www.khanacademy.org/ Khan Academy online mathematical tutorials for all learners
 https://www.mathplayground.com/  Maths games
 http://www.hoodamath.com/games/ Maths games