Monday, 23 October 2017

Literature in Mathematics.

Literature is a great kick off point for mathematics.  This week we have been doing some major problem solving.
We read the story of Ping by Majorie Flack.

Ping has a mum, a dad, three sisters, two brothers, eleven aunts, seven uncles and forty two cousins. 
That's a lot of ducks! We thought it might get a bit smelly on their boat.
We wanted to know how many ducks altogether so we got to work to solve the problem.

We recorded our findings by colouring the groups of ducks and counting all of the ducks. 
How many do you think?
Don't forget to count Ping!!