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***Summer Term!***

Week 1   22.04.16

 

This weeks maths challenge was as follows: 

 

You have a set of 0-9 digit cards. I would like you to make a 2 digit number that is:

- The largest even number you can make.

- The largest odd number you can make.

- The smallest odd number you can make.

- The largest multiple of 5.

- The number closest to 50. 

 

Here are some pictures of the children solving this weeks maths challenge. 

Week 2  WC 29.04.16

 

This weeks maths challenge is as follows:

 

What can you tell me about the number 25?

 

The children had lots of ideas about the number 25:

- It is a two digit number

- It has 2 tens and 5 ones

- It is an odd number

- It is in the 5 times table

 

 

 

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Week 3  6.5.16

 

This weeks maths challenge is as follows:

 

A butterfly has 2 wings, 6 legs and 1 head.

How many wings, legs and heads with 2, 5 or 10 butterflies have?

 

Keep looking to see how the children worked it out!

Week 4 12.05.16

 

This weeks maths challenge is as follows:

 

Role a dice to make a 2 digit number. 

How many jumps of five do you need to make it as close to 50 as you can. 

Here is how the children solved this weeks problem.

Week 5 19.05.16

 

This weeks maths challenge is as follows:

 

How many odd numbers are there between the numbers 12 and 18?

 

Can you find a pair of numbers with 7 odd numbers between them?

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Week 9 WC 13.06.16

 

This weeks maths challenges were as follows:

 

Can you make as many different number sentences as you can using these numbers: 10 4 6 and these signs + - =

 

 

Can you make as many different number sentences as you can using these numbers: 12  6  2 and multiply and divide. 

 

Here are some of the children's answers. 

Week 10 

 

This weeks maths challenge is as follows

 

Write a digit in each box to make the some correct. 

 

Here are some of the children's answers. 

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***Spring Term*** 

 

Week 10 18.03.16

 

This weeks maths challenge was as follows:

 

Can you find something in the classroom which is shorter than 20cm?

 

Can you find something in the classroom which is longer than 20cm?

 

Here are some of the objects the children found. 

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Week 9 11.03.16

 

This weeks maths challenge was as follows:

 

How can you get from 20 - 0 in 1 jump?

how can you get from 20 - 0 in 2 jumps?

how can you get from 20 - 0 in 4 jumps?

 

Here are some examples of how the children worked the problem out.

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Week 8 4.3.16

 

This weeks investigation was as follows ....

 

Can you role a dice 20 times to find out which is the most common number to appear?

 

Here are some of the ways the children chose to record their results. 

Picture 1 The most common number was 5.
Picture 2 The most common number was 6.
Picture 3 The most common number was 5.
Picture 4 The most common number was 5 and 6.
Picture 5 The most common number was 6.
Picture 6 The most common number was 4.
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Picture 9 The most common number was 2.
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Picture 11 The most common numbers were 2 and 3.
Picture 12 The most common numbers were 3 and 6.

Week 7 26.02.16

 

This weeks investigation was as follows ....

 

How many different ways can you make £1:00,  50p  or 20p.

 

Here are some of the children working out the challenge. 

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Spring Term 1 

Week 5 

05.02.16

 

This weeks challenge .......

Mr Booth had 8 balloons, he popped half of them.

How many did he pop?

 

Mr Booth had 16 balloons, he popped half of them.

How many did he pop?

Here are the different ways the children worked out this weeks maths challenge ...

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Week 4

29.01.16

 

This weeks problem ... 

What is the biggest score you can get with 3 darts? Show me how you worked it out.

 

 

 

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This was another difficult challenge for the children and really got their brains ticking over time!

the children used many different resources to help them work out the challenge and soon realised that it involved addition. 

 

 

Picture 1 Some children added the three largest numbers.
Picture 2 Some children drew an array to help them.
Picture 3 Some children even used coins to help them!
Picture 4 Drawing dots to help with accurate counting.

Week 3

22.01.16

 

Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below.

The numbers on each side must add up to the number in the middle. 

 

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This week the children found the maths challenge really hard! However, we were extremely resilient! 

 

The children used lots of different methods to try and solve the maths problem. 

Some children chose to use blocks or teddy bears.

Other children chose to use their fingers to help them count and others even used coins! 

Also children used jewels and counters to help them count accurately. 

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Josh chose to use some of the number twice to solve the problem!

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Week 2

Friday 15.01.16 

 

This week the children had to investigate the following question:

 

Which is the most common shaped Haribo sweet?

 

The children worked in groups to solve the problem. 

 

Here are some pictures of the children grouping the sweets to find the answer. 

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Maths Challenge Week 1 for Spring term 1

8.01.16

 

This week the children were challenged with one of the following problems:

 

1. There were 2 red buses that had 5 people on each bus. How many people were there on the buses altogether?

2. There were 5 red buses that had 5 people on each bus. How many people were there on the buses altogether?

3. There were 4 red buses that had 7 people on each bus. How many people were there on the buses altogether?

 

The children could use any method they wanted to work out the answer. 

 

Here are some of the methods used: 

"I added 2 groups of 5".

"I got 5 buses and then put 5 people in the buses and then counted them altogether".

"I used the teddy bears and put 5 into each group and then counted them all up".

"I made 4 groups and put 7 in each group and then counted them altogether".

Maths challenge 4.12.15

 

This week the children were extremely excited to complete the follwing shape investigations.

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Here are some of the children comments about the shapes.

 

"It’s a square."

 "It’s got four sides."

 "It has four corners".

 "It has four pointy corners."

 "This is a shape."

 

"It’s 3D."

"It’s a cuboid."

"It has eight corners."

"It’s got six faces."

"It's box shape".

 "It is not a flat shape."

 "It is related to the square."

 

 "The first shape is a square."

 "The second shape is a rectangle."

T"he first one has four corners and the other one has another four corners."

"There are four sides on each one."

 "The rectangle is five cm long."

"The first one has four blue corners and the other one has four blue sides. "

 "Its flat."

 "The top bit of the first one is blue and its flat"

 

 

Maths challenge 27.11.15

 

This week the children were faced with the following problem ...

 

Is this number sentence correct? Show me how you know.

 

The children choose a variety of ways to solve the problem including, using cubes, a number line and a hundred square.

 

 

 

 

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Maths challenge 20.11.15

 

This week the children were faced with a number investigation.

 

What can you tell me about this number ?

12

 

The children could use any apparatus they wanted to helped them with their investigation.

 

Here are the different methods the children chose ....

Picture 1 Using bears to check number sentences to make 12.
Picture 2 Using cubes for accuarte counting to make 12.
Picture 3 Using coins to make 12.
Picture 4 Creating addition number sentences to make 12.
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At the end of the investigation we discussed what we had found out about the number 12 and shared our ideas.

 

Here are some of the things the children found out:

 

"12 is an even number."

"12 is in the two times tables."

"12 is more than 11."

"6 x 2 makes 12."

"12 has two digits."

"11 + 1 makes 12"

"10 + 2 makes 12"

 

Maths challenge 13.11.15

 

The children were all very enthusiastic for this weeks maths challenge and wait patiently in anticipation waiting to find out what it was!

 

So here goes ....

 

Miss Drury has dropped her box of shapes, can you sort them for her?

 

The children worked in groups to discuss how they wanted to sort their shapes. 

 

 

Group one sorted their shapes by their shape name.

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Group two also decided to sort the shapes by the shape names.

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The third group sorted their shapes by their colours.

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Maths challenge 6.11.15

 

There was lots of excitement today during the maths challenge in class one. This weeks challenge was:

 

Mr Booth's calculator has broken... is the following number sentence right or wrong?

 

Show me how you know.

 

The children all worked really hard to solve the problem and here are a few of the different ways the children worked out their number sentence.

 

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Here is what the children said about solving the problems:

 

“ I used a 100 square and found the number 21 and then I counted on to 11. The number I landed on was the right answer”.

 

“I got 11 pencils and then got 7 pencils and then counted them altogether”.

 

“I drew a number line and did 11 jumps. The answer was my end number”.

 

“I got 4 cubes and then 5 cubes and then added them together”.

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