August 29th – September 4th was National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2019 and at Communicare Academy we wanted to celebrate with activities highlighting the importance of Literacy and Numeracy in our lives.
We played Hangman and Celebrity Heads before school and during lunch breaks. In Maths classes, we did puzzles and learnt new and interesting facts about numbers:
If you shuffle a pack of cards properly, chances are that exact order has NEVER been seen before in the whole history of the universe. EVER!
All of the gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a metre cube. That is about the size of two of our gyms! At the moment gold is priced at $48,941.47 per kilo! That’s right, nearly $50 thousand dollars for 1 kilogram of gold! We also had daily anagram challenges – anagrams are where the letters of a word are rearranged. For example, we had to work out the names of famous books and movies, and one of them was PERRY THROAT = HARRY POTTER.
One of the hardest challenges was to find as many words as possible from the letters of MATHEMATICS – one student found over 60 words and another found over 90 words by re-arranging the letters. A couple of the best words: chemist, attach and aim.
Prizes were awarded for effort and participation over the week with Zoey, Ebony, Keyshiaa, Spencer, Skye H and Tallara all winning movie tickets.
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