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Maths blog Year 6 Blog 2018 - 19

Year 6 Maths

Over the past couple of days Year 6 have been applying their strategies for solving different arithmetic questions. We have also been reasoning why we have used certain methods.

Forest school symmetry

In maths we looked at symmetry and made symmetrical patterns using nature.

Wednesday 6th March – World Maths Day

World Maths Day 2018 The children had a fun-filled day today, taking part in a variety of maths activities including competing with children around the world on Mathletics! All children have a log in to Mathletics and can access it at home.  Thank you to staff and children for all their efforts today; the costumes […]

Thursday 22nd February – we work as mathematicians

Wonderful maths work today.  Students from The Norwich School were in to work with Year 4, playing maths games with them to boost fluency.  Year 5 were continuing their work on angles and Year 3 were exploring strategies for subtracting small numbers from larger numbers.  Great to see such engagement and enjoyment in maths.  A […]

Y4 – Fractions in a Box

On Tuesday, Year 4 worked collaboratively at solving an NRICH problem titled ‘Fractions in a Box’. This was quite a tricky task and can be found here. Here are some of their solutions:  

Year 5 Mathematicians- Investigating Angles

The last two days has seen Year 5 investigating angles. Do angles in a triangle have a relationship? Do angles in a quadrilateral have a relationship?   What we found out: When you put the angles together (in a triangle ) they form a semi-circle like the protractor – Alan It doesn’t matter what type […]

Year 5 Mathematicians

Whilst I was away, Mr Hubery took over. They played ‘Dicey Operations’ where the dice control what the question is going to be. Here is an example where the dice makes subtraction difficult but Turner Class take the challenge head on.  

Tuesday 30th January – we are mathematicians

While I was waiting to leave school with Dolphin class on The Big Bird Watch, I took my camera out to capture some maths…  

Year 6 – Ratio and fractions

Year 6 have been exploring ratio and fractions of amounts in maths this week. We have been exploring finding the ratios of different classroom items and also the ratio of children in each class. This moved on to children exploring how to find the fractions of amounts and which they would rather choose!

Number Sandwiches

On Thursday 4th January, Y4 had a go at an NRICH task entitled ‘Number sandwich’. We were successful finding the correct sandwich for 3s and 4s but got stuck with 5s. However, the children displayed great perseverance trying to solve the problem, trying out different ideas based on ones that had failed. This problem is […]