Year 3 – Teddy Town Mega Maths, 3/7/17
Year 3 showed great resilience this morning solving a maths problem. They used a logical approach to work out where all the different teddies lived. They quickly learned that it sounded much easier than it was!!
Here’s the weblink so you can try at home: http://nrich.maths.org/108
Year 3 have put their detective caps on today to solve a maths problem! Using a series of clues, they had to work out what order nine cars finished a race. They showed lots of resilience and great collaboration!
As part of our Mega Maths this week we tackled a problem to try and help Ben get his car out of the garage in as few a moves as possible. We discussed the various strategies we could use to help us in doing so and used a variety of resources to help us to solve the problem. Furthermore, we talked about how to solve such problems efficiently and in an organised and systematic way.
Have a go yourself – what is the lowest number of moves you can make?
Tug of War!
What happens when you add negative numbers? That is what Redwood Class have been finding out today.
Maple Class Mega Maths Mission…would we choose to accept it???
Using only flat sheets of A4 paper, some masking tape, scissors and our knowledge of 2d and 3d shapes, we were set the challenge to attempt to build a firework rocket!
At first, our discussions focused upon the type of shapes you might see in a firework rocket. We identified 2d and 3d shapes which might be suitable for our mission. Can you remember which shapes we decided? Tell someone at home about the shapes you chose and why you picked them.
What happened next was the most amazing mega maths session…
Which part of the rocket is being created here? Which 3d shape will it become? How can you prove it?
Which part of the rocket is being made here? Tell someone at home how you made this part…it certainly was an interesting challenge!
Which 3d shape is being made here? How can you be sure?
Rocket designs and finished products are finally complete!
Time to set off to find the best blast off station. Let’s go!!
Getting our rockets ready for blast off! Explain to someone at home how you powered your rocket during blast off.
Final checks and we are ready to fly…
Some of us also found different blast off stations. Explain where you blasted your rocket from and why you chose that spot.
How did it get up there???
In the words of Evan, “Mrs Hooper, this has been literally the best Friday…EVER!”
Yes Evan, it was…so far!
Today we explored the problem of finding as many ways to partition the pegs and what the number sentences we could create if each peg had a value of ten.
How many ways did you find?
What was the total of the sum each time?
Will it always be the same? Why?
In our MEGA MATHS today, we used our knowledge of shape to design and create firework rockets.
We all started off with two rectangles of paper. What other shapes did we use and make?
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…BLAST OFF!
After a week of practical measuring around the school, the children have been reflecting on the skills they learnt demonstrating their mathematical understanding.
Year Two were set the challenge of investigating Mr Quint’s money problems.
16. 9. 16
Today, Willow Class used single-digit numbers to create two-digit and three-digit numbers.
We talked about hundreds, tens and ones and what each digit represents within a number.
Palm Class worked collaboratively to solve the challenges in our Mega Maths.
What patterns did you find?
How did they help you to solve more of the problem?
Explain to someone what you were able to draw or write to help you solve the number challenges.
This morning Monkey Puzzle have been trying to find the rule behind the Magic Square. There has been a lot of trial and error, reasoning and trying to find the rule with some success.
I have been really impressed with the resilience and collaboration shown across the whole class.
Well done Monkey Puzzle!
Today was Mega Maths Friday and we began as we always do – singing our Mega Maths song!
We had multiple challenges to choose from and try us, but we were not beaten! Our problem solving skills kicked in and we used and applied all our maths knowledge to solve our challenges!
We were resilient, resourceful, took a risk and collaborated well with our peers whilst always smiling and happy with the level of challenge!
Roll on our next Mega Maths morning!
After a busy couple of hours completing their grammar and spelling SATs, Year 6 have then completed a brilliant Mega Maths investigation, exploring the number of handshakes possible between different numbers of people. They have investigated the pattern, drawn it symbolically, and some have even discovered the formula needed to work out the number of handshakes for any given number of people.
Today the children experienced Algebra for the first time. The children showed great resilience and were able to help each other out to solve some questions.
Using letters instead of numbers, the children were then able to create their own questions for their peers!
Year 5 have been busy trying to solve our Mega Maths challenge today. We have used lots of different methods, including using practical resources such as numicon and dominoes, to try and solve Amy’s dominoes investigation.
We collaborated with each other to overcome this challenge and also worked in a systematic way to solve it. Check out our work below:
Can you solve Amy,s dominoes challenge?
Today in Monkey Puzzle the pupils have been showing how fantastic they are at developing their learning for living skills through Mega Maths!
Have a look at them showing how resourceful, resilient, empathetic and collaborative they can be!
Bonsai class have been busy investigating area!