Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Matariki Maths

It's the time of year that Matariki is showing in the eastern night sky. We have been learning more about the significance of this astronomical event for Māori during class and with our recent trip to the Carter Observatory.

In Maths we have been using Matariki as a way to learn about shape, time and physics. Today, our kids looked at the '7' (we know now it is 9) whetū(stars) of Matariki. We had a map that was unnamed, using clues and our knowledge around shape we were able to find the names for each whetū.

The 7 stars of Matariki
Can you figure it out?
Next, we move into creating 'something' (kids remember your lids!) that involves physics and time hmmmm... watch this space!

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