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Sharing Our Learning Adventure @ Castel Primary School

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!

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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