What did you do at school today? or, Prickly Problems and Preparing Performances

This term we are thinking hard about problem solving.This was our first problem today.
Can you spot the best strategies?



This week the strategies which we used were making a model or drawing a picture, making an organised list or table and looking for a pattern.
 
We decided it was too expensive to go to Arizona, find a cactus and wait for 4 years to see what happened, so we drew pictures or used LEGO to make a model.

model cacti - year 1,2,3 and 4

If you try this problem, you'll need to READ and THINK carefully.
The cactus doesn't grow 2 pads every year - it grows 2 pads on each of last year's pads...
When you figure out the pattern you can calculate and predict for many years ahead.
 


 
Rehearsals for the Christmas performance are well underway.
Monday afternoons this term are for practising in the hall.
We P5s are singing at the front of the stage while the P6s and P7s perform and sing on stage.
We have to be patient but ready for the cues to sing!
We hope everyone at home is looking forward to it!





1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to it.

    Greig's mum

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