Tag Archives: maths

Enhancing Thinking Skills Through Maths

The Maths lesson was about adding and subtracting decimals. The students were split into 4 groups and they had to work in stations.  After 15 minutes each group changed station.

Station 1: The students were given a set of cards to create numbers with. They were then to add or subtract the numbers (according to their own choice) and then compare answers. A decimal point had to be used!

Station 2: The students were given a Number Search where they were given different adding or subtracting decimal sums and then asked to find the answer in the sheet.

Station 3:  The students were given a Crack the Code activity. Each letter represented a digit from 0 to 9. They had to find the answers and solve the sums.

Station 4: Classwork from the Maths Textbook related to the particular lesson.

Modifications: Another crack the code was planned just in case students finished early. Students were asked to create their own sums from the number search in case they finished early as well. An easier Crack the Code and Number Search was also provided for students who found it difficult.

Submitted by Mr Matthew Cassar, Yr 6.1 Class Teacher


Students used the tens frames and caps to help them count a 2-digit number with a 1-digit number that total  20 or less.  Using these resources from their Maths Toolbox students realised that they can add numbers in any order and get the same result.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.2 Teacher

Comparing Numbers

In the photos the year 3.1 students are seen participating in two different activities involving creating 1-digit and 2-digit numbers with dice and later with playing cards.  They created different amounts and types of numbers, according to their abilities, and then, they compared the numbers they created by using the symbols <, > or =.

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Class Teacher

Subtracting multiples of 10

During another number of Mathematics lessons, the year 3.1 students learned how to subtract 10 and other multiples of 10 from a 2-digit number.  The students enjoyed watching songs and videos about this topic as well as participating in hands-on activities to take 10 away from a 2-digit number.  In the photos they are seen participating in four different grouped rotating activities during our final lesson about this topic.

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja


The year 3.1 students were learning about different subtraction strategies during different Mathematics lessons.  They subtracted numbers by counting back as well as by counting on.  The topic was introduced with concrete situations involving hands-on activities.  The students later moved on to pictorial representations of taking away and finally, they practiced the abstract part of subtracting number sums.  In the photos they are seen using interlocking cubes to help them work out subtraction sums.

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Class Teacher

Maths Investigation

Adding,  multiplying, rounding…using real-life leaflets found at supermarket. Yep, we figured them out, using our own strategies, including trial and error 😊 Most importantly,  we discussed and worked together!

Submitted by Ms Sharon D’Amico, Yr 6.2


Students have learnt about halves, quarters, thirds and eights. After sharing the learning outcomes and the success criteria, students had a presentation where they had to identify which shapes are divided into equal parts, and the fraction of each part being shaded. During group work the students had to divide their shapes into equal parts and shade their parts according to the fraction being told.

Submitted by Ms Mathea Vassallo, Yr 4.1 Teacher


Making Maths Matter…

Learnign Maths can be fun. Students explored different ways of making pairs of 5. Then they proceeded to counting in fives.

During one of the lessons students explored the difference between tall / short, and long short. Using visual aids and specifically designed cards, the students worked together to learn about spatial awareness.

Sorting numbers in order up to 30 has never been easier. Students were given various tools to practice sequencing numbers, including lacing, sorting and use of Bee-bot to learn about sequencing while coding.

During another lesson, students worked in pairs to learn about pairs, counting in 2s and distinguishing between tens and ones.

 In a classroom buzzing with fun students learned about shapes through various activities. Bee-bot was used to learn coding while finding the correct shape. Shape templates were used to create pattern, thus exploring the edges of shapes. Geoboards were used to create shapes and plasticine was used to build templates of a brick wall using rectangles.

Submitted by Ms Stephanie Azzopardi, Yr 2.2 Class Teacher

Numbers up to 100

The Year 3.2 students have been learning about numbers .  Students were engaged in various hands-on activities so that they were  able to read, write and order numbers up to 100 in figures and words.  They also sang along to a video song and played various online games.

Activity 1:  Ordering Numbers – In pairs, students had to choose the correct peg/s to continue the number sequence found on the lollipop stick.

Activity 2: Matching numbers – figures with words

Students used their number cards (numbers in figures) from their Maths Toolbox to play Bingo.  The teacher drew out a number card from a bag and called out random numbers from 1 to 100.  Students had to check and see if they had the called out number written on their Bingo sheet.  If students had the number, they placed the correct number card on the corresponding number name found on their Bingo sheet.

Submittted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Class Teacher