This week, students worked on number busting of three-digit numbers, applying their knowledge from all areas of number. We built the Success Criteria together, with a focus on transferring skills in the area of BODMAS. We have had a focus on the Order of Operations in class so it was great to see many students transferring their knowledge into their weekly Number Busting!
“Today we did Number busting on the number 125. I firstly worked out how 125 can actually fit into all kinds of algorithms- adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying. My best thinking today was when I wrote an algorithm which followed the BODMAS rule which showed my transfer from learning about BODMAS in class.” - Riley Cross
“Today we number busted the number 125. To find out ways 125 can fit into different types of algorithms, I started with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I then used BODMAS and number sentences to take my work to the transfer level. My best number bust today was my BODMAS algorithms.” - Chelsea Mortimer
“In Year 6 today, we all got together for Number Busting. The teachers gave us a number - 125. We went back to our desk and worked out different word problems, algorithms, BODMAS equations and used the basic mathematical algorithms like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I found number busting today challenging in some areas and in others fairly easy. I learnt new things by listening to my peers ideas and what skills they used to solve and work out the Number Bust of 125. One of the algorithms I heard while l was on the floor was (30-5)x5 which ended up equalling 125.” - Connor O’Reilly