Today the school was visited by MC Mathematician who presented a lively assembly about RaPaCoDaNumbo or:
Ra: Round and Adjust
Co: Counting On
Da: Double and Adjust
Numbo: Number Bonds
These are all methods of working out calculations in our heads. MC mathematician introduced us all to a song and actions to remember what each part if RaPaCoDaNumbo means and then gave us some questions to try - we had to decide which method might be best to use for each calculation.
The children all had fun singing the song and meeting MC Mathematician and then went back to class to try out some of the strategies. MC Mathematician is visiting again soon to see if our mental maths has improved by giving a quiz. We look forward to the next visit!