February 9, 2021

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Teaching Maths Through Literacy

I hope your back to school has been enjoyable and your class is settling in nicely. In this fortnight's newsletter we have a blog looking at teaching numeracy through literacy, 2 sets of activities for numeracy story books to support this method of instruction and a new poster to brighten your classroom. Read on to find out more about each of these and our up coming colouring-in competition with hundreds of dollars worth of prizes to be won.

The article this fortnight is about teaching Mathematics through Literacy.  While this is not a new or a unique concept it is definitely worth discussing. In particular this blog shows how the 2 books for which we have created resources this week – Sir Cumference and The Dragon of Pi and A Place for Zero can be used in the classroom. Both of these are over 20 years old but are just as relevant now as they were when they were first published and this short 5 minute read will show you why.

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Sir Cumference & The Dragon of Pi

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi is about Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter and their young son Radius. In this story Sir Cumference is accidentally turned into a dragon and Radius must solve a riddle about circles to turn him back again.

The 6 activities for this book are aimed at older students and focus on circles, Pi and drawing a dragon.

By watching the video for this book you will also find some ideas for physically active games and an offer to win $50 or a Free Year's Membership.

A Place For Zero

A Place For Zero both introduces numbers from 1 to 10 and shows how to add and multiply by zero.

The 6 activities for this book are split into very simple pre-school and Kindergarten level activities and those for Years 1 or 2 students. These include a colour by number, making a mobius strip and 2 number machine worksheets.

The video for this book provides some games your students can play and how you can win a Free Premium Membership Subscription or a $50 gift voucher if you are already a member.

Motivate Your Class with a New Learn From Play Poster

The poster this fortnight is a great one for starting back at school and will set your students up for a great year ahead as well as brighten up your classroom.

BIG NEWS - Next newsletter we will be launching our National Simultaneous Storytime activities and the start of our Staedtler Colouring-In Competition. There are $1500 worth of prizes to be won so make sure to look out for our next newsletter on Monday, March 15, to be the first to enter the competition.

As always if you have any questions, feedback or content suggestions for areas of the curriculum that you would like to see gamified send me an email. In the mean time, please help us grow our Learn From Play teaching community by sharing the site with your colleagues so everyone can benefit.

Rachel McCann

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