Maths stations in Eimear’s 4th

Recently we have started using Maths stations with the help of our support teacher Emily.

The first week we worked on fractions and the children had a lot of fun at the different stations.

The stations were:

  • Matching game – matching fractions to decimals.
  • Cuisenaire rods – creating pictures using the different sizes and making a record of the fractions used.
  • “Find the fraction of…” cards using lollipops sticks – the children estimated the answer and then used the lollipop sticks to find out. They checked their answers on the back.
  • “Tell me everything you know about…” boards – using different fractions, the children had to come up with as many facts as they knew about the various fractions.
  • “Find the fraction of..” cards using iPads – the children solved the answers and then checked their answers on the iPads.

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We also worked on length for a week. The stations were:

  • Estimation station and measuring with rulers – the children estimated the length of the lines and recorded it. Then they measured it with a ruler, recorded the answer and compared the two.
  • Loop game – completing a loop game where they had to convert from mm’s, cm’s and m’s.
  • Drawing using a ruler – the children received a worksheet where they had dimensions of lines and shapes and had to use a ruler to draw them into their copy.
  • Are You Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man? – The children had to use a measuring tape to measure various parts of the body and different proportions and compare it to Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.
  • Estimation station and measuring with measuring tape – the children had to estimate the length of the lines / shapes created by tape on their desks and record. Then they measured the length using measuring tape, recorded it and compared the two.

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Station teaching was a big hit with the children and they seemed to enjoy it very much.