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Maths Learning

Friday 17th July 

Today, you can have a go at one of three activities.  It is your choice:

Activity 1:

  • Any of the online games we have played (check back through the days).  This includes Maths Shed or Times Table Rock Stars

 

Activity 2:

  • Design your own game to practise your maths skills.  You are going to make a rough prototype so don't worry too much about presentation at this stage.    

     - First, decide what skill you would like to practise - addition and subtraction?  Times tables?

     - Next, decide what kind of game you would like to make.  For example, a card game, a

       pairs/memory game or a board game.  

     - You might want to find some counters, dice, spinners or a deck of cards to help you, or you

       might want to make all your own pieces. 

     - Decide on the rules

     - Try out your game.  Does it work?  How do you win?

      - Decide on the name of the game.

 

Activity 3:

Choose your level of challenge and have a go at these emoji code breakers:

Thursday 16th July

Today in Maths we are going to continue practising converting metric units of measure, but we are going to look at a wider range of units, including kg, g, l and ml. You can choose whether to work from the worksheet, have a go at a practical activity or have a go at on online activity.  

Discussion points –

  • How do you convert g into kg and vice versa?
  • And millilitres into litres?  And vice versa?

 

Here is a crib sheet to help you remember how to convert from one unit of measure to another.  The most relevant ones have a box around them!

 

 

Activity 1:

Look at this page of questions and choose your level of challenge.  A = Mild, B = Spicy and C= Hot.  

When you have finished, check your work against the answers.  

You can also check yesterday's answers - we forgot to put them on yesterday!  Sorry!

As these are photographs, we've put them right at the bottom of this page, so you will need to scroll all the way down to find them ...

Activity 2:

Why not put your practical weighing and measuring skills to use?  Choose a recipe and bake something delicious!

 

Once you have made your recipe, see if you can record the measurements in a different format (e.g. kg instead of g)

 

Activity 3:

Have another go at the online games from yesterday to hone your conversion skills!

 

Wednesday 15th July

Today in Maths we are going to continue practising converting metric units of measure.  Below is a worksheet, a practical activity or an online challenge. 

Choose one to work on, but of course you can do all three!

Discussion points –

  • Explain to your adult how to convert these measures.  What would you need to multiply by?
  • mm to cm
  • mm to m
  • cm to m
  • cm to km
  • How would you convert these measurements the other way?

 

Activity 1

Look at this page of questions and choose your level of challenge.  A = Mild, B = Spicy and C= Hot.  

Activity 2:

Have a go at this measuring scavenger hunt.

Activity 3:

Have a go at this challenge.  You will need to be confident converting all metric units.  Choose your game.  

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/Students/Pairs.asp?Topic=18

Tuesday 14th July

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on metric units.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • What do you need to do to convert cm into m?
  • What do you need to do to convert m into cm?
  • What does "milli"- stand for?
  • What does "centi" - stand for?

 

Please begin by watching this video:

https://vimeo.com/436507484

 

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Please do questions 1 –8 and have a go at questions 9 and 10 if you would like a challenge.    

 

Activity 2:

  • Find a ruler and (if you have one) a tape measure.  
  • Measure 15 items around the house.  
  • Show those measurements in mm, cm and m.  

Activity 3:

Go on to Maths shed and practise the Powers of 10 sections.  Work on the bottom section, dividing and multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000.  This will really help you with converting units of measurement.  

For a further challenge (which includes converting km to m) try this site:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/measurement/MeasurementMeters.htm

Monday 13th July

Today in Maths we would like you to work on reasoning about 3D shapes.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Before you start the lesson today, see if you can find a cube (e.g. a dice) or a cuboid (e.g. a cereal box.)

Discussion points –

  • What is the difference between a 2D and a 3D shape?
  • What is an edge?
  • What is a face?

 

Please begin by watching this video:

https://vimeo.com/434626976

 

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Please do questions 1 – 6 and have a go at question 7 if you would like a challenge.    

 

Activity 2 

If you would like to, you can print off this game of bingo.  You will need to print p.9 as these are the calling cards, and then as many game cards as you think you will need.  If you print all the pages there will be a LOT!

 

 

Bingo document

OR

Find some blu-tak/plasticene/modelling clay.  Look at this set of 3D shapes.  Make each one out of the plasticene/clay and then write down a chart to show how many faces, vertices and edges each shape has.  

 

Activity 3

Try these online games:

About vertices and faces

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity20

 

Sorting shapes into venn diagrams https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/115/sorting_3d_shapes_on_a_venn_diagram#

Friday 10th July 

You have worked really hard this week on some tricky measuring and calculation tasks.  Mr Aldred and Miss Bufton are impressed with how hard you are trying.  If you have found measuring with a protractor tricky, well done for persevering and this will be gone over again in Year Six!

In the meantime, you have a choice today:  you can either choose something you found difficult this week and go back to have another go at that activity or the online learning that went with it, or you can work on Times Table Rock Stars or Maths Shed.  

 

 

Thursday 9th July

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on regular and irregular polygons.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Let’s start by watching this White Rose video:

https://vimeo.com/434626861

 

Discussion points –

  • What is a polygon?
  • Can a polygon have curved sides?
  • What has to be the same to make a shape regular?
  • What does irregular mean?

 

 

Activity 1

Please do questions all of the questions, 1 – 5.  Question 6 is a challenge question. 

Check your work through against the answers. 

 

 

Activity 2:

Make a poster explaining what a polygon is and how you can tell whether a polygon is regular or irregular. 

Here are some examples to get the ideas flowing, but make sure that you use your own ideas too!

 

 

 

 

Activity 3:

Try one or more of these online games:

https://www.turtlediary.com/game/regular-or-irregular-polygon.html

(Choose level 1 only). 

 

https://www.softschools.com/math/geometry/polygons/regular_and_irregular_polygons/ 

This is an online quiz where you choose between regular and irregular polygons.

 

On both of these activities, you will need to enable flash player. 

Wednesday 8th July

Today in Maths we are going to work on calculating angles at a point.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Some of you have really struggled with drawing and measuring angles with a protractor.  If you prefer, you can shuffle a set of cards (with the picture cards removed)  and then pull out two cards and then draw an angle of that size.  Here is a video to remind you how to read the inner and outer scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spAqnu-FABw

 

Discussion points –

  • Practice standing facing the window, then jump through a quarter turn, a half turn, a three quarter turn or a full turn
  • How many degrees in a quarter turn?
  • A half turn?
  • A three quarter turn?
  • A full turn?

 

Watch this White Rose video:  https://vimeo.com/432268054

Activity 1:

Have a go at this worksheet.  Please do all questions 1 – 4.  If you are confident, have a go at the questions on the second sheet. 

 

Activity 2:

Make your own video, explaining how to measure with a protractor, then how to work out angles on a point.  If you have not got a protractor to video yourself, explain on a powerpoint.

 

Activity 3:

Find the missing angle on this website:

https://www.interactive-maths.com/angles-around-a-point-ggb.html

Tuesday 7th July

Today in Maths we would like you to work on calculating angles on a straight line.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • How many degrees on a straight line?
  • What does adjacent mean?
  • How can you work out the missing angles on a straight line?

 

Please begin by watching this video:

https://vimeo.com/432267958

 

 

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Please do questions 1 - 4.  If you would like to challenge yourself, try all of the questions.  Remember that if you have got several angles marked with the same letter, then all of those angles must be the same size. 

 

Activity 2 

Throw two dice (or one dice twice) to throw a 2 digit number.

This will give you an angle to draw.    

On your squared paper, draw out the angle and then calculate the angle that is missing in order to make a straight line. 

e.g.      

 

180 - 45 = 135 degrees

 

 

You could always use an online interactive dice site:

https://nrich.maths.org/6717

Remember to click on the purple cog to change the settings!

 

Activity 3

Practise your angle facts online:

https://api.mangahigh.com/en-gb/px/669/0/0

Or:

https://www.interactive-maths.com/angles-on-a-straight-line-ggb.html

There are 2 levels of choice here - 1 missing angle out of 2 or if you would enjoy a challenge,  1 missing angle out of 3 (a 2 step challenge).

Monday 6th July

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on reading and drawing angles accurately.  You will need to have a protractor to complete some of these activities, but if you don't have one, you can try the online activity which will let you practise reading a protractor.  As usual, below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • How do you know whether an angle is a right, acute, obtuse or reflex angle?
  • How is it useful to "imagine" what an angle might look like before drawing it?
  • Where is the "origin" on a protractor?

 

Please begin by watching this video:

https://vimeo.com/432267822

 

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Please try as many of the questions as possible today. 

 

Activity 2:

You have a choice of activities, you can either print off a game of Angle Bingo or you can tape off some angles and measure with a protractor.  

 

Angle Bingo

You will need to print off these instructions and game boards, you could play with a partner or play by yourself.  Follow instructions 1 - 4.

You will also need to print off the caller cards.  Shuffle them up.  You can either have someone call the cards, or you can put them in a pile face down and take turns to turn over the top card.  

OR

You can find some masking tape or washi tape and mark off a piece of paper or an outside space as in the picture below.  Check with an adult before starting!  You can then use your protractor to measure each angle that you can find.

 

Activity 3:

Have a go at this online game - you will need to enable Flash Player before you can begin.  

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-tools.html#angle

Friday 3rd July

Today in Maths we would like you to work on measuring angles with a protractor.  Hopefully you have managed to find one.  If not, don’t worry, you can still do the first part of the worksheet.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • What is an angle?
  • What is an acute angle?
  • What is an obtuse angle?
  • What is a reflex angle?

Let’s begin by watching this White Rose video:

https://vimeo.com/432267594

 

Activity 1:

Have a go at this worksheet.  Please try all the questions.  If you have not got a protractor, you can still do questions 1 - 4 and then practise measuring a little more using the online activity.

 

Activity 2

Print off this sheet of Stickmen.  Measure and label the angles, then draw your own Stickmen onto squared paper.  Measure the angles.

document

If you can’t print off the sheet, then draw these two stickmen onto squared paper and measure the angles.

 

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

                                        https://www.mathplayground.com/rocket_angles.html

Thursday 2nd July

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.  Today’s work is very similar to yesterdays, but using the opposite method!  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Let’s start by watching this White Rose video:

https://vimeo.com/430338904

 

Discussion points –

  • If you had to explain multiplying and dividing decimals by 10 to a younger child, what tips would you give them?
  • By 100?
  • By 1000?

 

 

Activity 1

Please do questions all of the questions, 1 – 8

Check your work through against the answers. 

Activity 2:

We are going to play the same game as yesterday, but dividing instead of multiplying!

You will need:

  • a pack of cards with all the picture cards removed
  • a dice
  • scraps of paper or stickers
  • a bottle cap or something small and circular.

You are going to shuffle the deck of cards well and then place it face down. 

Make your own dice using the template from yesterday or stick some stickers/blu tak some paper over a dice. 

 

 Write 10 on two faces, 100 on two faces and 1000 on two faces. 

  • Turn over the top three cards and use the bottle cap to make a decimal number (just as we have done before.)

 

 

  • Throw the dice to tell you what you are going to divide that decimal number by

e.g. 6.58 ÷100 = 0.0658

  • Record the calculation and the answer. 

You can make it harder by turning over four cards, or even five!


You may find it helpful to use this online place value slider: https://www.numeracyhelper.com/pvslider

Activity 3:

Go onto Maths Shed and practise dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.  

 

Try the bottom division challenge, and choose your level of challenge from easy, medium or hard.  

Wednesday 1st July

Today in Maths we are going to work on multiplying decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • Draw up a place value grid with thousands, hundreds, tens, units, tenths and hundredths
  • Write 31.4 onto your grid. 
  • Which way will the digits move if you multiply by 100?
  • Why way will the digits move if you divide by 100?
  • What will be different if you multiply or divide by 10?

Watch this White Rose video:  https://vimeo.com/430338787

Activity 1:

Have a go at this worksheet.  Please do all questions 1 - 9 

 

 

Activity 2:

You will need:

  • a pack of cards with all the picture cards removed
  • a dice
  • scraps of paper or stickers
  • a bottle cap or something small and circular.

You are going to shuffle the deck of cards well and then place it face down. 

Make your own dice using the template here or stick some stickers/blu tak some paper over a dice. 

 

Write 10 on two faces, 100 on two faces and 1000 on two faces. 

  • Turn over the top three cards and use the bottle cap to make a decimal number (just as we have done before.)

  • Throw the dice to tell you what you are going to multiply that decimal number by
  • Record the calculation and the answer. 

You can make it harder by turning over four cards, or even five!


You may find it helpful to use this online place value slider: https://www.numeracyhelper.com/pvslider

Activity 3:

Go onto Maths Shed and practise multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000.  

Try the bottom multiplication challenge, and choose your level of challenge from easy, medium or hard.  

Tuesday 30th June

 

Today in Maths we would like you to do some more work on reading information from tables.  Below is a worksheet and a practical piece of work. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them both!

 

Discussion points –

  • Explain what a table is
  • Explain why tables might be used. 

 

Please begin by watching this video:

https://vimeo.com/430336386

 

Activity 1:

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Please do all of the questions today. 

 

Activity 2 

Look at question 3 on the worksheet.  The table shows the distance between cities.  Ask your parents if they have a road atlas for the car.  See if you can find a similar table in the road atlas.  Come up with:

an explanation of how to use this table?

10 questions based on the table.  Try to make the questions tricky, e.g.

how much further ...?

how far would it be if you drove from ...... to ..... to ......?

If you can't find a road atlas, here is a basic chart that you could use:

Alternatively:

 

You could create a table like this by grabbing a tape measure and a ball.  

Ask some family members to help you and create a table like this one in the video.

Get each family member to throw the ball 4 times and measure the length of their throw.  Once you have completed the table, write 10 questions to go with it.  

Monday 29th June

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on reading information from tables.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • What is a table?
  • Why record information in table form?
  • When have you or your family used information recorded as a table?

 

Please begin by watching this video:

https://vimeo.com/430336159

 

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Please do all of the questions today. 

Activity 2 

Think about the information in tables in the video. 

Choose three different subjects and record some information as a table.  This could be real information (e.g. height of members of your family/time taken by members of the family to run 20m) or made up.

When you have made 3 different tables, write 5 questions to go with each one, just like the questions in the video.   

 

Activity 3

It was difficult to find an online game for this activity, but you could open up these documents and answer the questions on these pokemon characters.  If you can’t print the information off, just open all three documents and go between them to work out the answers. 

Start with section A.  All the information that you need is in the table!  

 

Friday 26th June

Today in Maths, you can go on to Times Tables Rock Stars or Maths Shed and practise the games on there.  

If you would prefer to, you can have a go at these decimal problem solving sheets.  Copy down the pictures and complete, or if is easier, you can print off the worksheet.  

Have a go at one set of challenges, two or even all of them!

The answers are at the very bottom of this maths page, so scroll all the way down!

Challenge A:  

In an addition pyramid, pairs of numbers are added together to make the number above them.  Copy and complete these addition pyramids.

 

Challenge B:

In an arithmagon the pair of numbers at the end of each side are added together to give the number between them.  Find the missing numbers.

 

Challenge C

In a magic square, the sum of each row, column and diagonal is the same.  Copy and complete these magic squares.  

Thursday 25th June

 

Today in Maths we are going to revise the addition and subtraction of decimals.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • Can you think of any top tips to give someone about adding decimals?
  • How can you make sure that you work accurately?
  • What is the best way to check your answers?

 

 

Activity 1

Choose your level of challenge from this worksheet.  You may find that you can complete more than one set of calculations!  Try to work as fast and as accurately as possible.  

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • A deck of cards
  • A partner (although there is a suggestion for adapting the game at the bottom of these instructions if you can't find anyone to play with you!)

 

 

How to Play Make Your Money:

The object of this game is to be the first person to collect ten cards that exactly equal £1.00.

This game is played using a complete deck of cards.

 

In this game, Ace = £0.01, Two = £0.02, Three = £0.03, … Tens = £0.10, Jack = £0.11, Queen = £0.12 and King = £0.13.

 

  • To begin, shuffle the deck and deal ten cards to each player.
  • Players then take turns drawing and discarding one card at a time until the deck of cards is used up or a player collects exactly £1.00.
  • This means it will involve a bit of logic and problem solving as you will need to work out which cards to keep and which to discard, as well as thinking through possible ways to collect £1.00.  For example, in the hand shown above, the total would be £0.74. So you would want to start by discarding the smaller card values to try and get larger ones, and then go from there.
  • The first player to collect ten cards that equal £1.00 wins that round and earns 1 point.
  • If no one has £1.00 after the deck has been used up, the person closest (without going over) earns .5 of a point.

The player with the most points at the end of ten rounds wins!

 

If you want to play by yourself, start in the same way and count how many cards it takes you to get to the exact amount of £1!  Try again – can you do it in less?

 

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

 

https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Hungry_Puppies_Decimals.html

 

Spicy or Hot online game:

http://www.math-play.com/soccer-math-adding-decimals-game/adding-decimals-soccer-game_html5.html

Wednesday 24th June

Today in Maths we would like you to continue revising percentages as decimals and fractions.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • Explain why 50% is the same as 0.5?
  • Why is 60/100 the same as 6/10?
  • Would you write 6/100 as 0.60 or 0.6?  Does it make a difference?

 

If you need to, watch this White Rose video again: 

https://vimeo.com/428001420

Activity 1:

Have a go at this worksheet. You can choose mild, spicy or hot.

There is a challenge sheet too if you would like to try it!

Activity 2:

You will need:

 

  • A selection of coins – one 50p coin as well as a few 20p, 10p, 5p and 2p coins
  • A bag/container

Instructions:

  • Put the coins into the bag or box and shake them up.
  • Pull out three coins without looking. 
  • What is the total of the three coins??
  • Write that total as a percentage of a pound, as a fraction of a pound and as a decimal. 

 

e.g. 50p+20p+ 5p = 75p

 

        75p = 75% or 75/100 or 0.75

  • Repeat this 9 more times.
  • Now go back and write what fraction, decimal or percent would make that amount up to £1, e.g.     if the total was 75 p then the amount that would make it up to a pound would be:

 25p = 25% or 0.25

 

 

 

 

Activity 3

Have a go at one of these online games:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/120/match_fractions_decimals_and_percentages#.UCdcd2MsCEY

OR

https://nrich.maths.org/1249

Tuesday 23rd June

Today in Maths we would like you to work on understanding percentages.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • What does per cent mean?
  • What is 6/10 as a percentage?  What is 6/100 as a percentage?
  • If 16% of a square is coloured in, what percentage is not coloured?
  • How can your number bonds to 100 help you with percentages?

 

Watch this White Rose video:  https://vimeo.com/428001381

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet – try all the questions today:

 

ctivity 2:

You will need:

 

  • A selection of coins – one 50p coin as well as some 20p, 10p, 5p and 2p coins
  • A bag/container

Instructions:

  • Put the coins into the bag or box and shake them up.
  • Pull out three coins without looking. 
  • What is the total of the three coins??
  • Write that total as a percentage of a pound, as a fraction of a pound and as a decimal. 

 

e.g. 50p+20p+ 5p = 75p

 

        75p = 75% or 75/100 or 0.75

 

Activity 3

Have a go at one of these online games:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/120/match_fractions_decimals_and_percentages#.UCdcd2MsCEY

OR

https://nrich.maths.org/1249

Activity 2 

  • You could print off these cards and have a go at a pairs game. 
  • If you’re playing with a partner, place all the cards face down and take turns to turn over just two cards at a time.  If they match, you keep that pair. 
  • The player with the most pairs at the end of the game wins 

If you want to play by yourself, turn all the cards face down and see how many goes it takes you to collect all the pairs.  Play again and try to beat your record!

If you can’t print these off, make your own cards by copying down the amounts onto post its or pieces of paper. 

 Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

Easier online 100 square game: https://www.softschools.com/math/percent/games/
Online game making percentages of a 100 square

                                                          http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4767

Monday 22nd June

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on ordering decimals.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • What do you need to do in order to compare two decimal numbers?  Explain to someone.
  • How does a place value grid help when ordering decimal numbers?

 

Watch this White Rose video on ordering decimals.  This is from Week 7, lesson 4

https://vimeo.com/425603300

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Everyone should do questions 1 – 7, questions 8 and 9 are a bit more challenging. 

Activity 2 

 

You will need:

  • a deck of cards
  • a score card (you can print one off here or draw up your own.)

Playing the game:

Number of players: 2-4

You could also play this by yourself and give yourself a point every time you manage to make the highest number that is possible with those cards. How many points can you score out of ten?

 

  1. Remove all the picture cards and shuffle the deck of cards.  
  2. Place the deck of cards face down in the centre of the table.
  3. Each player takes a turn taking a card from the top of the pile.  Players place the card face-up directly in front of them so that all players can see each card that has been drawn.
  4. Each player looks at the number on the card they drew from the pile.  Then, each player looks at "Round 1" on their score sheet to decide which place value to assign the number.  The player can only write that number under one place value column (hundreds, tens, ones, tenths, hundredths, or thousandths).  Players should not show their opponents where they wrote the number on their score sheet.  
  • Once each player has written down the number in a place value column, it cannot be changed at any point during the game.
  • In this game, drawing the 10 card does not represent 10, but represents the number 0
  • Each player has to make decisions about where to place the digit as he/she receives a card.  Once written, the digit is locked in.

 

5. Players repeats steps 1-3 until all 6 place value columns have been filled in (which means that 6 cards should have been drawn by each player).

6. Players show their final number to their opponents to determine who has written the highest number.  

7. The player with the highest number must read his/her decimal aloud correctly  (i.e. one hundred and seven thousandths, not one hundred point zero zero seven) in order to score the points.

  • If the player with the highest number reads his/her decimal aloud correctly, he/she gets 1 point for the round.  The other players do not get any points.
  • If the player with the highest number does not read his/her decimal aloud correctly, he/she does not get any points.  Every other player gets 1 point for the round.  

8. Place all of the used cards back into the pile of cards and shuffle the entire pile again.  Begin the next round by repeating the same steps.  Play ends after 10 rounds have been played.

 

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

You can choose your level of challenge from 1 decimal place, 2 decimal places or 1 or 2 decimal places. 

Friday 19th June

Today in Maths we would like you to work on rounding decimals.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Let’s start by watching this White Rose video:

https://vimeo.com/425603173 

 

Discussion points –

  • Can you remember the rhyme that helps us with rounding?
  • Is 12.68 a larger or smaller number than 12.5?  How do you know?
  • Does a larger number of decimal places always mean that the number is larger than one with 1 decimal place?  Can you think of an example to prove your point?

 

5 or more, raise the score,

4 or less, let it rest!

Remember how we learned the tricks to rounding whole numbers:  if you are rounding to the nearest ten, underline the ten and then look at the number next to it on the right. 

 

This works just the same when you are rounding decimals.  If you are rounding to the nearest whole number, underline the whole number and then look at the number next to it on the right. 

If you are rounding to the nearest tenth, underline the tenth digit and then look at the number next to it on the right.

 

 

Activity 1

Please have a go at these worksheets.  Do questions 1 – 6, questions 7 and 8 are optional challenge questions. 

Check your work against the answers.

 

Activity 2

Either: 

Take a deck of cards with all the picture cards removed and a bottle top. 

Shuffle the deck of cards well before placing it face downward. 

Take off the top four cards to make a number with two decimal places, e.g.

Round each set of cards to the nearest whole number and to the nearest tenth

Repeat this process nine more times!

 

 

Or:

Print off this coin spinner (or make your own.)  Spin the spinner 6 times, adding together the amounts.

Write down the total amount of money that you have made in pounds, e.g. £5.45.

Round each amount to the nearest whole number and to the nearest tenth

If your parents have got lots of coins laying around, you could try putting lots of coins into a bag or box and picking out 6 coins to make your amount instead!

 

Activity 3:

Have a go at this online game:

https://www.math-play.com/rounding-decimals-game-1/rounding-decimals-soccer-game_html5.html

Thursday 18th June

Today in Maths we would like you to work on continue your work on fractions.  Today we are going to be using fractions as an operator. As usual, below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Let’s start by watching this White Rose video:

https://vimeo.com/420244575

 

Discussion points –

  • Which method do you prefer?  Why?
  • What does "interchangeable" mean?
  • Can you think of a real life situation where these skills would come in useful?

 

Activity 1

Please have a go at the worksheet.  Do as many questions as you can and then check your work against the answers: 

Activity 2:

Either:

Find a favourite recipe. 

Can you times the ingredients by ⅓ to make a third of the amount? 

Can you times the recipe by 1/4?

Be aware that you may need to round answers to the nearest whole.  

OR:

Work through these fraction activities on BBC bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdrbcqt

Activity 3:

Play one of these games (as yesterday) but challenge yourself by upping the level:

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/264/Crystal-crash-fractions-numbers

https://www.mathplayground.com/fractions_fractionof.html - hot

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/mathman_fractions_number.htm - spicy and hot

Wednesday 17th June

Today in Maths we would like you to continue working on finding a fraction of an amount.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • How do you find a unit fraction of an amount?  E.g. 1/5, ¼, 1/10
  • How do you find a non-unit fraction of an amount?  E.g. 2/5 or ¾ or 4/10?

 

Watch this White Rose video again if you would like to as this is a tricky concept:  https://vimeo.com/420244399

Activity 1

Have a go at these worksheets.  You can choose whether to tackle mild, spicy or hot. 

Top Tip!

If you are finding a fraction of a pound, you will sometimes find it helpful to convert it into pence, e.g.

If I need to find 1/5 of £3, this is tricky as 3 does not divide easily by 5!

However, if I remember that £3 = 300 pence, it gets easier:

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • A pencil spinner Or two dice

Or this interactive dice site

https://www.google.com/search?q=virtual+dice&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB794GB794&oq=virtual+dice&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l7.3448j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Repeat yesterday’s instructions to write word problems but this time using a wider range of fractions. 

Roll the two dice for numbers to make a fraction less than one, or spin your spinner twice to generate the numbers.

Instructions for making a spinner are at the bottom of today’s activities or you can If you are using the interactive dice site, click on the ten sided dice at the bottom so that you have two of them.

If you want to make it even more challenging, you can go for a dice with 15 or 20 sides!

Activity 3

Have a go at one of these online games:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/264/Crystal-crash-fractions-numbers

https://www.mathplayground.com/fractions_fractionof.html - hot

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/mathman_fractions_number.htm - spicy and hot

If you want to make a spinner, here are some instructions.  If you don't have a paperclip, you can print off the template or draw your own version on thin card and push a small pencil through the centre.

Tuesday 16th June

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on finding a fraction of an amount.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • Can you think of examples in real life where you might need to find a fraction of an amount?

 

Watch this White Rose video:  https://vimeo.com/420244399 

Activity 1

Have a go at these worksheets.  Do questions 1 – 6, question 7 is a challenge question if you would like to have a go!

There is a mild version too if you prefer:

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

 

Throw the dice twice to give you a fraction less than one whole. 

Write a word problem in which you have to find that fraction of an amount. 

   ​​​​​​

e.g. if I throw a 3 and a 4, my fraction would be ¾

 

If I am going to find an exact fraction of a number, that number must divide by 4 (be in the four times table). 

If I choose 16, my calculation will be:

¾ of 16 =

¼ of 16 = 4 because 26 divided by 4 = 4.  3 x 4 = 12 so ¾ of 16 = 12

 

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/264/Crystal-crash-fractions-numbers

Monday 15th June

Today in Maths we would like you to work on multiplying a mixed number by an integer.  Below is a choice of worksheet, two practical activities or an on-screen set of questions today. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • What is an integer?
  • What is a mixed number?
  • What do you think the easiest method of multiplying a mixed number might be?

 

Watch this video clip which is from White Rose Learning, week 6, lesson 2

https://vimeo.com/420244296

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet.  Do as many of the questions as you can and then check with the answers.  How many did you get right?

Activity 2

Either:

Fraction Hopscotch

 

You will need:  

  • a dice
  • chalk
  • a small pebble
  • an outside space like a patio/drive or pavement (check with your parents that it is safe!)

Chalk this hopscotch grid up:

 

 

  • Throw the pebble onto the first fraction and then throw the dice to find out what integer you are going to multiply the fraction by.
  • Work out the answer 
  • Now you can hopscotch around the pebble to the end and back.  
  • Go again!

If this feels a bit tricky, then you can simplify this game by forgetting the dice and multiplying each mixed fraction by two!

If you are not sure how to hopscotch you can watch this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZzswQaICfM

 

OR

Fractions with Cards

You will need:

  • a pencil
  • 3 post-it notes or scraps of paper with a large number 1, a multiplication and an equals sign written on
  • a deck of cards with all the picture cards removed

Instructions:

  • shuffle the deck well and place it face down
  • turn over the first card to give you a whole number
  • use the post it note, the pencil and the second card you turn over to give you your fraction
  • turn over the third card to give you the number you will multiply by

Activity 3:

If you would prefer, have a go at these 6 online questions:

 

Friday 12th June

You have worked really hard in Maths this week and tackled some tricky new concepts.  Today, Mr Aldred and Miss Bufton think that you deserve a bit of a break and would like you to work on Times Tables Rock Stars or the Maths Shed. Make sure that you spend at least half an hour on your chosen activity.  

 

If you don’t have access to a computer (or would rather), why not make a poster explaining how to multiply a fraction by a whole number?

 

Here are some examples to get you started with ideas of some things you could include:

 

    

Answers for Wednesday 10th June

Thursday 11th June

Today in Maths we would like you to work on multiplying fractions.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Let’s start by watching this White Rose video:

https://vimeo.com/420244176

Discussion points –

  • Are there any tips or tricks you could pass on to someone to help them with multiplying fractions?

 

Activity 1

Please do questions 1 – 6, question 7 is a challenge question. 

Check your work against the answers.

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • A deck of cards (with all the picture cards removed)
  • A partner
  • strips of card/rulers/pencils

If this is tricky to follow on screen, here is a printable set of instructions:

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

 

https://www.splashlearn.com/multiplying-fractions-games

Wednesday 10th June

Today in Maths we would like you to work on adding AND subtracting mixed fractions.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Yesterday we looked at adding fractions with different denominators

 

 

Activity 1

Use the skills that you learned yesterday to help you work out these answers. 

A = mild, B = Spicy and C=Hot so pick your level of challenge!

On each challenge, do numbers 9 - 18

  

 

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

Remember that you can change the settings by clicking the purple cog in the top right hand corner. 

 

Either throw the dice 3 times to make a mixed number, repeat and then work out the calculation

OR

If you can find a partner to play against, follow these instructions to score points and win the game. 

 

You can just write these down on squared paper, but if you prefer, here are the sheet and the instructions to print off. 

 

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

Same denominator

https://www.splashlearn.com/math-skills/fourth-grade/fractions/subtract-mixed-numbers

Tuesday 9th June

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on adding mixed fractions.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Yesterday we looked at adding fractions with different denominators

Discussion points –

  • How do you find a different denominator?
  • Which of these methods do you prefer and why?

 

Watch this White Rose video which shows you two different ways to add mixed fractions: 

https://vimeo.com/418155646

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Do questions 1 to 6 and have a go at questions 7 and 8 if you would like to set yourself a challenge.

If you would like a times tables grid for support, you can print one off here. 

Oops!  We uploaded the wrong worksheet,  but  this should be the right one now.  If you have already started the other worksheet, see Friday 4th June for the answers!

Activity 2 

You will need:

Remember that you can change the settings by clicking the purple cog in the top right hand corner. 

 

Either throw the dice 3 times to make a mixed number, repeat and then work out the calculation

OR

If you can find a partner to play against, follow these instructions to score points and win the game. 

 

You can just write these down on squared paper, but if you prefer, here are the sheet and the instructions to print off. 

Activity 3

Have a go at these online games:

Same denominator

https://www.splashlearn.com/math-skills/fourth-grade/fractions/add-mixed-numbers

Monday 8th June

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on adding fractions when they may have different denominators.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • How do you add fractions if you have two different denominators?
  • What is a common denominator?
  • How do you find a common denominator?

 

Watch this White Rose video on adding fractions.  This is from Week 5, lesson 2. 

https://vimeo.com/418155456

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Everyone should do questions 1 – 3, if you normally have a go at the spicy challenge then please do question 4 as well.  For the hot challenge, do questions 5 and 6 as well. 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • Two dice

Or you could throw a dice twice!

If you haven’t got a dice at all, you could use this interactive web site to throw a virtual dice.  https://nrich.maths.org/6717

If you click on the purple cog at the top right hand side, you can change the settings to two dice.  If you want to give yourself an extra challenge, you could also change the settings to 0-9 instead of 1-6

Throw the dice and make a fraction, putting the smaller digit on top to make a fraction less than one.

Repeat and make a second fraction smaller than a whole. 

Add the two together. 

     

 

 

Activity 3

Have a go at these online games:

Mild -https://www.abcya.com/games/adding_fractions

or

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/mathman_improper_fractions.htm+

  This is the same as Friday’s game, but you could try the next level up. ​​​​​​​

Friday 5th June

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on the addition and subtraction of fractions  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. As always, please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Begin by watching this White Rose video, Week 5 lesson 1:

https://vimeo.com/418155222

 Discussion points –

  • If you are adding/subtracting fractions with the same denominator why do you not add/subtract the denominator?
  • Can you write a word problem to go with this calculation?  1 – 6/8 = 2/8

 

 

Activity 1

Have a go at these worksheets and then check against the answers.  Question 7 is a slightly tricker question, have a go if you want to challenge yourselves.   

Activity 2 

Use squared paper and draw pictorial representation of these 10 calculations. 

Here is an example.

 

And another:

 

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

you will need to enable flash player!

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/FruitShootFractionsAddition.htm

 

*Start with level 1a and move up if you feel confident.*

Thursday 4th June

Today in Maths we would like you to work on converting Improper into Mixed Fractions and vice versa.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Today we are going to be comparing and ordering fractions less than one.

Let’s start by watching this White Rose video:

https://vimeo.com/415437066

 

Discussion points –

  • What is a common denominator?
  • If you LOVE pizza, would you rather have 1/8 or 1/10?  Why?

 

Activity 1

Have a go at page 1 of the worksheet (questions 1 – 3) and if you like doing HOT challenges, have a go at the second page. 

Check your work against the answers

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • A deck of cards (with all the picture cards removed)
  • 2 strips of card/rulers/pencils

If you haven’t got a deck of cards, you could throw a dice 4 times to make your numbers

As  on Monday, we are going to use the cards to make fractions, but this time we are going to compare them!

  • Shuffle the cards well and place the deck face down. 
  • Turn over the top four cards and use them to make fractions less than one.

  • Now you are going to compare these fractions using < or >
  • You will need to find a common multiple to compare. 

 

Here is a link to a short video that you can watch if you are not sure how to do this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s21PKV1Q1yo&feature=youtu.be

If you want to challenge yourself, turn over the top SIX cards to make three fractions under 1.  Place them in order from smallest to largest.

 

Activity 3

This option is MILD

Have a go at these online games to compare fractions with the same denominator or to compare fractions with the same numerator:

https://www.splashlearn.com/fraction-games

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on converting Improper into Mixed Fractions and vice versa.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Yesterday we looked at improper and mixed fractions

Discussion points –

  • Is 1 6/8  the same as 7/4  ?  How do you know?
  • Can you explain how to convert improper into mixed fractions?
  • Can you explain how to convert mixed fractions into improper fractions?

 

You could re-watch this White Rose video on converting improper into mixed fractions and vice versa if you feel you need to, but this is the same video as yesterday.  We are going to be looking at converting mixed to improper fractions: 

https://vimeo.com/415436982

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers.  Do questions 1 to 5 and have a go at question 6 if you would like to set yourself a challenge.   

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • Plain paper
  • Pens and pencils

Draw a poster to explain how to change mixed to improper fractions and vice versa.  Imagine that you are explaining to Year Four.

Here are a couple of examples to show you the sort of things that you might include:

 

 

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game:

https://www.education.com/games/mixed-numbers-and-improper-fractions/

You can have a go at all three levels.

Tuesday 2nd June

Today in Maths we would like you to work on converting Improper into Mixed Fractions and vice versa.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Here is a quick recap of what improper fraction means:

  

And a mixed fraction:

  

Discussion points –

  • Explain to someone else in your family what mixed fraction means. 
  • Now explain what an improper fraction is. 
  • Which number is the denominator in a fraction?
  • Which number is the numerator in a fraction?

Watch this White Rose video on converting improper into mixed fractions and vice versa.  This is from Week 4, lesson 3. 

https://vimeo.com/415436982

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet and then check your answers .  Do questions 1 to 5 and have a go at 6 and 7 if you would like to challenge yourself. 

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • A deck of cards (with all the picture cards and aces removed)
  • A strip of card or a ruler

If you haven’t got a deck of cards, you could write numbers 2 – 9 on some post its or scraps of paper

 

Shuffle the deck and place face down. 

Turn over the top two cards. 

Place the larger one on top to make an improper fraction

    

Write it down onto squared paper and then convert it to a mixed fraction. 

Repeat until you have done this ten times.

 

If you would like to challenge yourself, then take three cards at a time:

    

 

Activity 3

Have a go at  this online game:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/mathman_improper_fractions.htm

You will need to enable flash player

Monday 1st June

Today in Maths we are going to recap our work on equivalent fractions.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!l

Discussion points -

  • What does equivalent mean?
  • How can you check that a fraction is equivalent?
  • What does denominator mean?
  • What does numerator mean?

 

We are going to work on White Rose , Week 4, lesson 2.  Watch this video:  https://vimeo.com/415436912

 

Activity 1:

Have a go at this worksheet.  

Have a go at questions 1 - 4, but questions 5 and 6 are more challenging and should really get your  brains working! 

 

 

 

Activity 2:

Make some posters of equivalent fractions! 

You will need:

  • paper
  • pen
  • a timer or stopwatch

Watch this video of Miss Bufton explaining how to find some equivalent fractions. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD3ZoMZb7NM&feature=youtu.be

Choose one of these fractions as a starting point and then time yourself.  How many equivalent fractions can you find in 5 minutes?  Try again with a different starting fraction!

3/4

5/6

2/3

6/8

1/10

 

Activity 3:

Have a go at this online game:  https://www.splashlearn.com/equivalent-fractions-games

Friday 22nd May

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on mirror reflections.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!l

Discussion points -

  • Look in a mirror and see what happens when you close one eye, look one direction, bring one hand to your nose, etc. 
  • When you mirror something, what changes about the image?
  • Is it exactly the same? 

 

Today, it might really help you if you can find a small mirror to check your work.  

 

 

 

 

Look at the answers!  Were you right?

 

  

Activity 1

Choose one of these worksheets and have a go. On the Mild Challenge, you need to carefully draw on the mirror shape and check your work with a mirror.  

If you choose the Reflection Worksheet, do numbers 1 - 4.  Question 5 is a challenge question.  

You can check your answers when you have finished!

Activity 2 

Use a piece of squared paper.  You need to draw a line down the middle of the paper and you are then going to create a symmetrical pattern.  Here is an example:

 

If you are stuck for ideas, you could copy and complete these patterns:

 

 

 

You can check your work with a small mirror.  Do the two sides mirror each other?

 

Activity 3

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/82  Click on the square and drag it to where you would like to place it.  You can do your own symmetrical pattern online.

OR  use TTRS

OR choose any area of Maths Shed

Today in Maths we would are going to do some nature based maths!.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Activity 1

Have a go at these worksheets.  You are going to try to complete these symmetrical shapes from nature.  You need to look very closely and work carefully to make your end results as accurate as possible!

 

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • A selection of natural objects - leaves/flowers/stones  (2 of each)
  • Ruler
  • Chalk or wool/string
  • Paper and pens

Yesterday we worked on co-ordinates.  Today you are going to make your own grid outside. 

Either - use chalk to draw out a grid on your patio or driveway 

Or -   cut lots of pieces of string or wool the same length and lay them out in a grid. 

 

Take your pairs of objects. 

Place one on the grid you have created

Under the the heading KEY, place its partner and write down its co-ordinates.   Remember, like yesterday, to go ALONG the corridor and UP the stairs!

Take a picture of your work!

 

Here is a picture of a string grid laid out and the first couple of objects plotted.  

 

Activity 3

Go on to Maths Shed and practise your number bonds to 100. 

OR go on to Times Table Rock Stars and work on your speed!

 

Activity 2

  1. Find the emojis

You will need:  squared paper

On the squared paper, draw up a co-ordinate grid that is 10 by 10.  It should look like this:

 

Now try to plot these points.  As you plot each point, you will need to use a ruler to join it to the point before. 

When the instructions start a new line, you start a new shape. 

Can you work out the emojis?  Answers will be right at the bottom of this page!

EMOJI 1

EMOJI 2

EMOJI 3

 

OR: 

  • Draw your own picture using the straight lines on your grid.
  • Write down all the co-ordinates  
  • Ask a partner to plot them all or send them to your teacher. 

Does their picture look like yours?

 

 

Activity 3

Try this online co-ordinates game. 

mathsisfun.com/data/click-coordinate.html

Have a go at beginner level, then try easy and medium!

 

You could also try this one:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/469/Coordinates-Alien-Attack

but make sure that when you start you choose “the first quadrant.”

 

Emoji Answers:

Tuesday 19th May

Today in Maths we would like you to work on identifying different types of angles.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion Points:

  • How many degrees are there in a right angle?
  • So how many degrees are there in half a right angle?

Begin by watching this very short video.  Have a go at the learn, test and revise sections.

http://www.skoool.com.eg/english/skoool_bundle/content/secondary/maths/angle_types/index.html

 

 

 

 

Answers:

Activity 1:

​​​​​​Have a go at these worksheets -

 

Activity 2:

Look at this picture:

Answers:

 

Now use a ruler to write your name .  You can only use straight lines. 

  • How many acute angles are there? 
  • How many obtuse? 
  • Are there any right angles?

Send us a picture!

 

Activity 3:

Have a go at these online games - for this one you will need to think carefully what a right angle would look like (90 degrees).  What would half a right angle look like (45 degrees?)

Practise counting up in 45s:  45, 90, 135, 180 etc.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4772

You could also try this game.  Ycu will need to enable flash player.  Focus on the first and second levels.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity16

Monday 18th May

 

Today we are going to be looking at angles and degrees of turn.   Below is a choice of 3 different activities:  a worksheet based approach, and 2 practical activities today.  You can choose which you would like to do, but as always, feel free to choose more than one activity.  Do all of them if you feel like it!

Discussion points –

  • What is an angle? 
  • What does a 90 degree angle look like?
  • How might your 9 times table come in useful

The first 4 multiples in the 9 x table are 9, 18, 27 and 36. Can you use these to help you work out your 90 times table?

These will come in useful!

  • Now stand up and face the window.  Turn slowly on the spot until you have made a complete turn and are back where you have started.  You have made a full turn and turned through 360 degrees.  
  • Now, starting in the same place, make a half turn.  You should end up facing the opposite direction.  You have turned 180 degrees.  
  • Now, starting in the same place, make a quarter turn.  You have turned through 90 degrees.  

Remember that you can turn CLOCKWISE (in the same direction as the hands of the clock travel) or ANTI CLOCKWISE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity 1

Have a go at this White Rose worksheet.  You will need to think carefully about clockwise and anti clockwise!  

Do questions 1 - 5, but if you would like a challenge, have a go at questions 6 and 7!

Use the answer sheet to check through your work once you have finished.  

Activity 2:

  • You will need: 
  • a large piece of paper
  • wool/string 
  • paints and a paintbrush/felt pens

You are going to produce a masterpiece!

Tie the wool/string to a pen or paintbrush.  You need to find the middle of your piece of paper and make a mark.

You are going to be using the pen/string to draw circles.  

  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtqBrtqWN9E

Use this method to make a picture or pattern using full turns, half turns or quarter turns.  Think carefully about whether you are going clockwise or anticlockwise.  

If you wanted to, you could write a list of instructions so that somebody else could copy your pattern!

 

Activity 3:

You will need: 

  • a variety of objects to create an obstacle course
  • a blindfold  
  • a partner!

Carefully plan out your obstacle course.  You or your partner need to be to follow instructions to weave around the objects without touching/bumping into them.  

Once your course is laid out .....

*check with an adult, just to make sure that there are no safety hazards!*

 

One of you must be blindfolded. 

Can you give/follow instructions to get safely from one end to the other, moving around the obstacles?

You can only use these instructions:

- Move forward.... steps 

- Move backward..... steps

- Turn 90/ 180/ 270/ 360 degrees

- make a quarter turn

-make a half turn

- clockwise

- anti clockwise

- stop!

 

Maths - Friday 15th May

Here are the answers for yesterday's work.  Well done if you worked these all out!

Today you have three options. 

  • You could try the Friday Challenge from the White Rose Maths Home Learning Site.    Look for Summer Term, Week 4.  

         The most suitable questions for Year 5 are 1 to 5. But why don’t you work with your family on the rest of the problems. Do as many

         as you can! Help each other out.

         https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

You can download these from the website or use these links:

  • Work on TTRS.  Try to beat your own speed record - you can do it!
  • Work on Maths Shed.  Spend at least twenty minutes working on the number bonds - start with the 2 digits and work your way up!  Again, it's all about speed!

Maths - Thursday 14th May

Some of you have found the balanced calculations on last week's 5 A Day tricky, so we are going to look at some of these today and go back to the absolute basics.  Read through these slides to remind yourself how these work.  

Then, below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • How do you make something balance?
  • Where do you start with a balanced calculation?  Which side do you know/can you work out?

2+2 is the same as 4

Sometimes a balanced calculation is a two step process.  You need to begin by working out the side where you have all the information and facts.  Then you can work out the missing number:  e.g.

 

We know that 2+4 = 6, so we need to find out what we need to add to 3 on the other side to make the calculation balance.  

 

Activity 1

Pick your level of challenge:

Activity 2

You will need:  a deck of card with all the picture cards removed

                          some post-its or scraps of paper

You can play this game by yourself or race a partner to get a balanced calculation first!

  • Shuffle the cards well. 
  • Use the post-its to write =, 2 lots of + and 2 lots of -.  For an extra challenge, include x and a division sign.
  • Deal the top 6 cards.  

  • Can you use the cards to make a balanced calculation?  Here two examples made with these cards.  You can make it as easy or as challenging as you like!

FIRST OPTION

SECOND OPTION

 

Activity 3:

Go on to Maths Shed and practise your number bonds.  Begin with 2 digits and then move up to 3 or 4.  

The more you practise your calculation skills, the easier these will be!

 

MATHS - Wednesday 13th May

 

Today we are going to be revising our work on area.  Watch the clip below to remind you what area is:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjbg87h/articles/zwqt6fr

Then watch this White Rose video:

https://vimeo.com/415436807

Discussion points –

  • What is the difference between area and perimeter
  • How do you find the area of a rectangle?

 

Activity 1

Have a go at these questions on the White Rose worksheets.  Go up to question 6.  For question 6, instead of drawing areas that are 24 cm squared, use your squared paper and just draw areas of 24 squares instead! 

Questions 7 and 8 are challenge questions!

Activity 2 

You will need:  squared paper and a ruler.  If you choose the second activity, you will also need five coloured pens or pencils.

  • Use a piece of squared paper and a ruler.  How many shapes can you draw that have an area of 20 squares?  Let your teacher know how many you found, or send them a photo of your work!

  OR      

  •  Use a piece of squared paper and 5 different coloured pencils or felt pens. 

         Using all five colours, make up a pattern using squares and rectangles only.  

         When you have finished, work out the areas of each colour.  Instead of counting each and every square and rectangle, can you find a 

         quicker/easier way to work them out?

Activity 3

Either try this mild challenge:  

https://toytheater.com/area-climber/

OR

Go on to Times Tables Rock Stars and practise your multiplication knowledge.  The quicker and the faster you are, the easier it will be to calculate the area of a rectangle!

MATHS - Tuesday 12th May

 

Today we are going to be revising last term’s learning on perimeter just to keep our skills sharp!  Below is a mixture of two practical options and a worksheet based approach.  Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • What is perimeter? 
  • When might you need to work out the perimeter of something in a real life situation?
  • What type of calculation do you have to do in order to find the perimeter of a shape?

 

Activity 1

Go to the White Rose website and look at Summer Term, Week 3, lesson 4. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Watch the video.

You may not be able download the worksheet and answers directly from the site anymore, in which case, you can use the documents below:   You can use the answers to check your work through when you have finished.   

 

Activity 2

Have a go at drawing out a shape with a specific perimeter. 

You will need:  a ruler and chalk and some outside space

                    Or  pencil and large paper

  • Take some chalk outside and draw on the patio/driveway (IF you have permission), trying to draw as many shapes as possible with the same perimeter e.g. 48 cm.  You could always do this with a large piece of paper and pencil if you have no chalk. 

You can change the measurement depending on how much room/paper you have!

Activity 3

Have a go at playing the perimeter game.  

You will need: two dice (or you can throw the same one twice), some squared paper and some coloured felt pens or pencils.

  • Each player chooses a colour pencil or felt pen that they will use in the game.
  • Throw the dice to see who starts. 
  • Plays take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square . 
  • The game ends when players run out of room to draw and the winner is the player who has used the most squares. 

MATHS - Monday 11th May

Today, we are going to revise division with remainders.  Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • What is a remainder?
  • When might we need to round remainders up?
  • When might we need to round remainders down?

 

Activity 1

Have a look at the White Rose Home learning page.  You will need to find Summer Term, Week 3, lesson 3:  Divide with Remainders

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Watch the short video first, then have a go at the worksheet.  Once you have finished, you can check through your work with the answers on the website.  

If you can no longer access these resources for free, then please scroll down to the bottom of this section, where you will find the document links. 

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

  • 3 dice (or you can throw the same dice three times)
  • pencil and paper

Roll the three dice.

Decide on the division problem that gives you the highest possible answer (rounded to the nearest whole number).

You get 10 bonus points if there’s no remainder!

e.g.  

 

Here is a multiplication grid to help you with your division facts if you need it.

 

You can find a printable one at https://www.math-salamanders.com/image-files/multiplication-chart-times-tables-to-12x12-1col.gif if you prefer

 

 

Activity 3:

Mild:  have a go at Demolition Division.  Use your knowledge of division facts and the screen arrows to shoot the correct calculation tanks.  

https://www.arcademics.com/games/demolition

Spicy.Hot:  have a go at this "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" style game.

http://www.math-play.com/Division-Millionaire/division-millionaire-game_html5.html

MATHS - Thursday 7th May

Today, we are going to practise subtraction of decimals where there may be a different number of decimal places. Below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

Discussion points –

  • Like yesterday, we have to put zeros in as place holders if there is a gap in one of the columns.  Why is this?
  • What is the inverse of subtraction?  Can you use this to check your answers?

 

Activity 1

Have a look at the White Rose Home learning page.  You will need to find Summer Term, Week 2, lesson 4:  subtracting decimals with different numbers of decimal places:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Watch the short video first, then have a go at the worksheet.  Once you have finished, you can check  with the answers on the website.  

 

Activity 2 

You will need:

a deck of cards with all the picture cards and tens removed

2 circular objects (bottle lids, counters, coasters, anything you can find!)

  • Take the deck of cards and shuffle well.  
  • Place the deck face down.  
  • Now you are going to turn up the top 5 cards and use them to make 2 decimal numbers. 
  • Subtract the smaller number from the larger.
  • Just remember that where there are gaps in columns, you will need to put in a zero as a place holder.

Here are some pictures to show you what we mean! 

 

 

 

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game.  You can play by yourself or with up to 4 players. 

This is the same game as yesterday, but look at the subtraction section this time. 

You have to pick an avatar and then click on 100 to start the first question.

Today, we have remembered to put the link on!

http://www.math-play.com/Decimals-Jeopardy/decimals-jeopardy-game_html5.html

Answers for Tuesday 5th May's Maths

MATHS - Wednesday 6th May

 

Today in Maths we would like you to work on adding decimals with a different number of decimal places.  As usual, below is a mixture of practical, on-screen and off-screen activities. Please complete at least one of these, but feel free to do them all!

 

Discussion points –

  • What does an empty place in a column stand for?
  • How can you make sure that you work efficiently and accurately?
  • How can you check your own work?

 

Activity 1

Have a go at the White Rose lesson, Summer Term, Week 2, lesson 3 - Adding decimals with different place value.  Watch the video and then try the worksheet. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

 

Activity 2 

Take a deck of cards and shuffle it up.  Remove all the picture cards.   The Aces will count as 1. Place the deck face down.   Find two circular objects to act as the decimal points.  These could be lids, counters, coasters – anything circular that you can find!

 

Now you are going to turn up the top 5 cards and use them to make 2 decimal numbers.  You are going to subtract the smaller number from the larger.

OOPS!  This should have said ADD the two numbers together, but if you have already completed subtraction work then don't worry, you are ahead of the game!

Just remember that where there are gaps in columns, you will need to put in a zero as a pace holder.

Here is a picture to show you what we mean!   

 

If you want to challenge yourself, pick up 7 cards, or even 9!

Activity 3

Have a go at this online game.  You can play by yourself or with up to 4 players. 

Have a go at the addition section (you have to pick an avatar and then click on 100 to start the first question.)

http://www.math-play.com/Decimals-Jeopardy/decimals-jeopardy-game_html5.html

Answers to the decimal number puzzles!

Answers for 15th July

 

Answers for Thursday 16th July

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