Symmetry

This week in Maths we have been learning all about symmetry. We went on a hunt around the school to find symmetry in our environment and we used pattern blocks to create symmetrical models. Here is what we have discovered:

  • Symmetry is like a reflection of a shape. It is same on both sides. – Khang
  • When you draw an object and you put a mirror in the middle, you can see the symmetry. – Charli
  • A shape can have more than one line of symmetry. – Emmanuel
  • Down ball courts and table tennis tables are symmetrical. – Calvin
  • The monkey bars on the playground are symmetrical. – Catherine
  • ‘R’ is not a symmetrical letter. – Rakshiga
  • Symmetry is everywhere. – Khang
  • The windows in our classroom are symmetrical. – Shykeena

And here are some of our own symmetrical creations:

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Capacity Fun

This afternoon we went outside to measure the capacity of different containers. We used measuring cups and jugs to help us.

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Here are some of the things we have learnt about capacity:

  • Even if the container is tall and skinny, it can still hold the same amount as a short, wide container – Rakshiga
  • Capacity is a type of measurement – Oscar
  • Capacity is the measurement name for how much something can hold – Khang
  • We use litres and millilitres to measure capacity – Charli
  • There are 1000 millilitres in a litre – Catherine

After measuring the containers, we had a race to see which group could fill a two litre container fastest. We had so much fun! We discovered it was better to move more slowly when carrying the water otherwise it spilled.

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