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18 October
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Spreadsheet Mathematics

This morning, I set my Maths class a challenge. They had to work out which of three fundraising options I gave them would raise the most money. They had to work out ticket sales, food sales and drink sales.

As there were so many numbers to be worked with, they used spreadsheets to help them solve the problem. We had practised using speadsheets in a previous lesson.

05 October
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Division By Chunking

In my Maths set today, we looked at dividing a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number. We used a method called ‘chunking’. Here are some pictures and audio to explain how it works.

Division By Chunking on PhotoPeach

11 May
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Numeracy: Time Problems

Following on from today’s Maths lesson, I want YOUR time word problems. We will use them next week in part of our Maths lesson.

03 May
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Revision of Symmetry

In Numeracy, we are spending a couple of days revising our symmetry. Today, this involved hosrizontal, vertical and diagonal lines of symmetry for basic shapes and patterns. Take a look at the photos!

16 March
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Penalty Shootout Maths Game

Here is the link to the game that Alex showed us this morning:

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/numeracy/calculations/interactive/add(20)ps.htm

Use it to practise some basic Number skills – read the questions carefully!

05 March
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Thesaurus and Adjective Work

This morning, we did some work on using adjectives to make our writing more interesting. To help us, we also started using a thesaurus.

We were thinking of adjectives to describe places and settings in stories.

24 February
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3D Shapes – Work and Games

Here are some photos of our final lesson on 3D shapes. There are also some links to games that will help remind you about what we have learnt about!

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/longshape3d.html

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/mmath/mmath_dr_gee.html

09 February
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Maths Board Games

In Numeracy, we have been writing our own maths questions for a board game. We had to include questions on time, fractions, halving and doubling, multiplication, division, area, perimeter, money, shape and space, addition and subtraction.
We also had to work out the answers so we knew if people were right or wrong!

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