Our God is a creative God, and we love to admire His handiwork and the way He shows creativity through His creations, us!
The Wilson Year 3 class has been working their way through location, transformation, and geometric reasoning in mathematics. We have been using our mathematical thinking in our textbooks (of course), but we have also been learning to see it in our every day lives around us, our everyday activities, and even our art! We have learned to use games, objects and even our bodies to learn concepts and to problem solve. So, math can be fun!
When learning about right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles, students got involved being creative with their bodies and working together to create angles. We also observed the environment around us to identify angles in real situations, they were all around us! We realised we couldn’t get away from them even if we wanted to! To work together to create angles we crated a class web, this prompted a lot of strong collaborative work to listen, problem solve and work together to achieve access.
To embrace slides and turns, we played interactive games to get our bodies warm up and involved, as well as our minds. We tapped into our artistic sides and created artworks using specific guidelines around our slide, turn and rotation knowledge. We used patterns to reflect what we learned and also to reflect God’s use of patterns in His creation. Students explored and discovered God’s patterns and designs for delighting in him and how we can use God’s good and wonderful patterns bless and be blessed.
Our God is a creative God, and we love to admire His handiwork and the way He shows creativity through His creations, us! Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was good.” We recognise that God created us and through him we have the ability to create as well. We are learning to be creative mathematicians made in the image of a greater mathematician.