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Wii Maths – Conversion of Length

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As part of March Maths we’ve started to use the Wii as inspiration for some mathematical activities. We have been using Wii Golf to look at converting distances. We had to convert the distances from metres to centimetres, and even millimetres. What top tips do you have for conversion of distances?

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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in Maths

 

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26 responses to “Wii Maths – Conversion of Length

  1. Lc

    March 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    it was really fun 🙂 i think the decimal was quite hard but the rest was easy 🙂 🙂

     
  2. fb

    March 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    it really helps convertin m-cm and cm-mm because it gives you random numbers to convert and i really get coverting.

     
  3. Natalie

    March 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    My top tip is to not swing it to hard and when you x by a 100 you ad two 0’s.

     
  4. SB

    March 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    My top tip is to focus on the distance left to shoot, and to check the angle.

     
  5. KG RM

    March 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    We think that if your are converting decimel number make sure you take the decemil point out

     
  6. Laela

    March 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    My top tips are when your doing cm x the number by 100 and when your doing mm youx it by 10.

     
  7. AM AG

    March 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    If you have super mario on the wii you could find out how many coins your ment to collect then collect any number of coins when you play then find the diffrance beetween YOUR coins and the number of coins your MENT to collect. 🙂

     
    • MrC

      March 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      That could work. Gooid idea

       
  8. MK TS

    March 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Tips
    we think that you are ferver away you should take harder shots.If you are in the green grass with the hole in take a smaller swing. 🙂

     
  9. AG BDG

    March 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Our tip for convertions is for centimetres you X100 if you want to find milimetres you X10.
    That is are tip.

     
  10. HC

    March 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    It was relly fun at first i think the hole group didint get it but arfter the seconed one we found it pips.
    Cm was good for us mm was a bit hard for me.

     
  11. RC

    March 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    If it’s in yards X by 0.914, round it up/down and then start converting.
    If it’s in metres to convert to cm add 00 to the end and to convert to mm add a 000 to the end
    EXAMPLE 12M -> cm-> 1200 59m->mm->59000
    here and here
    It’s WAY easier if you hit the golf ball and it goes really close to the hole! 🙂

     
  12. RC

    March 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    On LEGO Harry Potter it says TRUE wizard and gives you a percentage. We could see what the remaining percentage is! 😛

     
  13. Anonymous

    March 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Soooooo Cooool

     
  14. A stu in room 22

    March 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Sounds… Nice 🙂

     
  15. Qqq

    March 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I like it it’s so cool i like it 🙂

     
  16. Anonymous

    March 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Do you have a wii at your house? I do. If you do what games do you like to play? What game is your favourite? I like to make miis do you?

     
  17. Stu 18

    March 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    We get IPods and iPads and you get a wii! Not fair. 😡

     
  18. Stu15&Stu25

    March 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    That is so cool that you guys get to use the wii at school. I think I will ask Mr. O’ Connor if we could do what you guys are doing.

     
    • mrcobbsclass

      March 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Hey, we could have a Wii competition and compare our results in Maths

       
      • Es famous singer

        March 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        YEAH!

         
  19. Stu8 and stu 10

    March 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Great golf picture. Your so lucky you get to do Wii golf in class for math. I will ask mr.o if we can use a wii for math in or class it sounds fun

     
  20. Stu10

    March 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I like you picture of wii golf. Your lucky you get to use a Wii in class for math. I wish my class could use a wii for math.

     
  21. Stu23

    March 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I think it is cool that your class gets to use a Wii in class.I have one at home and it is really fun to play on.It would really be interesting (and a little crazy)if our class did that as well with a Wii.

     
  22. RC

    March 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

    wish mario kart would have something to do with maths… 😦

     
    • mrcobbsclass

      March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

      I think you could think of a mathematical use. How about averages? Would that work? Can you plan out what we’d have to do?

       

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