MATHS PUZZLE WEEK
This week we will be completing some fun, practical activities. Some of the activities are mixed with art and some require you to get up and move about! ENJOY!
Mental Maths Ideas
Today you will be focusing on your number bond and multiplication skills. Work out the answers and colour in the squares using the key. What picture is hidden in the grid?
Art Challenge - Can you make a picture from at least one of each of these shapes: triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon?
Which coins can you use to make £2.50? Write £2.50 in the middle of a piece of paper and write your answers around. Remember to only use real coins such as 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p 50, £1 and £2. It may be helpful to ask an adult if you could borrow some real coins..
£1 + £1 + 50p
You have £5 to spend at the shop. What could you buy and how much change will you get back?
Find 10 items in house. Estimate how long they are and then measure them using a ruler or tape measure. Are you measuring in mm, cm or m? How close was your estimate?
Lets go on a shape hunt. What 2D and 3D shapes can you find around your house? Draw or write which items you find. Extend by recording the properties of each shape e.g. edges, vertices, faces.
Household Items Continued
Pick 6 items in your house (windows, doors, pens, pencils etc) and complete a tally chart show how many of each item you have. Remember when you tally you cross the gate when you get to 5! Once complete write 3 facts about your data e.g. Which item was the most popular?
Find at least 12 different small items in your house and sort them into pairs. Predict which is heavier and which is lighter by holding them in your hands. Then weigh the items in each pair using scales. You may need an adult to help with this bit. Record the mass. Was your prediction correct?
Play pairs with a partner. Either print out the 16 challenge cards or make them on paper. Place the question cards face down on one side of the table and the the answer cards on the other. Take it in turns to turn over a question card and answer card. If the cards match you win the pair and get another go. If your pairs don not match your the cards back overrand let the other player have a turn. The winner is the player with the most pairs.
If you fancy a go at some maths that is a bit more formal try the papers below.