25.06.20-Fractions of amounts
Today's lesson will be following the BBC Bitesize lesson below. Read the instructions, watch the videos and complete the activities.
If you have completed this lesson before, or want to do extra tasks, please complete the attached " Would you rather?" task.
24.06.20- Unit fractions of amounts
Today you are going to be finding unit fractions of amounts.
A unit fraction is a fraction with a number 1 on the top. To find a unit fraction of an amount all you have to do is divide by the denominator.
For example, to find one quarter of 24, we would divide 24 by 4. 24 divided by 4= 6
Check out the website below for more examples and explanation of this.
Complete the activities on the website, then try the one of the sheets below.
Fractions of amounts with pictures
Fractions of amounts
23.6.20- converting improper fractions to mixed number fractions
Today's lesson will be following a BBC Bitesize daily lesson. Click on the link below. Read the instructions carefully and work through the online activities. Then try the Pearson activities in the "Practise" section.
If you have already done this lesson on BBC Bitesize- Brilliant!
I have attached a couple of extra activities below for you to try.
Bore da pawb!
I have uploaded a couple of starters for you to try first.
Today we are going to be revising fractions. I would like you to read through the website below reminding you what fractions are. Read up to the section on equivalent fractions.
We are going to be focusing on equivalent fractions. This means they are the same in terms of shape and size, but are expressed using different numbers. Have a look at the BBC Guide below.
Main tasks- I am uploading 3 pages of questions all about finding equivalent fractions.
Challenge 1- complete one whole page.
Challenge 2- complete 2 whole pages.
Challenge 3- complete 3 whole pages.
Remember the golden rule- Whatever you do to one number in the fraction, you must do the same to the other.
Please find 5 new tasks in the topic folder to complete over the 2 days :)
First complete one or both of the starters.
Today we will be using coordinates with a 4 quadrant grid. This can seem a little trickier, but the rule is exactly the same.
" Go along the corridor, then up/down the stairs"
The first number of the coordinate tells you where to go horizontally, the second number tells you how much to go up or down.
Have a look at these videos which go through several examples of this.
You could also try the quiz on the link below. It is at the bottom of the page called "Finding the coordinates of C". You click the right arrow to find the answers.
4 quadrant shape plotting
Today you will need to draw one 4 quadrant grid going from -10 to 10 on each axis. Copy this from the sheet.
Then you will use the coordinates to draw 5 shapes on to your grid. Like you did yesterday, put a small mark on each of the coordinates, then join up with a straight line. All 5 shapes will fit onto 1 grid.
Please complete one of the levels.
First complete one or both of the starters.
Today you will be using coordinates to draw shapes in the first quadrant.
Open "1 quadrant shapes" - Here there are 3 levels of work. You will need to draw grids to the correct size (1 star= 6x6 grid, 2 star and 3 star=10x10 grid), or of you have a printer, you could print the girds..
You will then use the coordinates to draw the shapes. Read each of the coordinates, put a small mark on each coordinate, then join these marks up with a ruler. Then write the name of the shape you make.
Please complete one level of work.
If you finish this, you could then try the final task "Robots". For this you will need to draw a grid, then plot the coordinates to create a robot :)
First complete one or both of the starters.
Today we will be revising coordinates in the first quadrant. Coordinates are numbers which describe the position of a point or a shape in a grid.
When you are completing your tasks today remember "Go Along the corridor, then up the stairs!"
In a coordinate the first number tells you how far to go across, and the second number tells you how far to go up. If you follow this rule, you shouldn't have any problems today :)
Read through the First quadrant poster for an example of this.
BBC Guide- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgthvcw/articles/z96k9qt
Task 1- Cafe coordinates- Write what food item can be found in each coordinate.
Task 2- Letter coordinates- Write the coordinate of each letter.
Please try to complete at least 1 level of cafe coordinates, and the letter coordinates task today.
12.6.20- Extra rounding
Hi everyone as Mrs Wilcockson, the focus for the day is completing your work on the Oceans. This is just an extra in case anyone is really missing their maths tasks. It rounds off your work on rounding really well. The first task asks you to round each of the numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. You then use rounding to find the approximate answers to the multiplications.
10.6.20- Using rounding to approximate
Rounding can be used to help us find approximate answers to questions.
For example, if we had a tricky addition like the one below.
1.12354 + 5.964+ 12.3456=
I could use rounding to find an approximate answer (close to the real answer). This is much quicker and easier.
A rounded version of this sum would look like the one below.
1 + 6 + 12= 19
This can be helpful to check our answers are correct, or if we don't need to know the exact answer.
Open the link below, watch the video and read the information for a few more examples of this.
Try using rounding to approximate by completing some of the tasks below.
Circus rounding- There are 2 sets of 10 questions in this task. You will need to round the numbers to the nearest 10 to help you find the approximate answers to the questions.
Round to estimate and approximate- For the first 2 pages of this round to the nearest 1000. For the third page round to the nearest whole pound £. Answers are attached in a separate document.
Speed challenge- This task is a race against the clock! Time yourself to see how quickly you can find approximate answers to the sums..
Complete one column at a time and then check that your answers are in the given range on the second page.
Can you complete a column in under 3 minutes??
Try to complete either all of circus rounding, or all of round to estimate and approximate.. Use the speed challenge as an extension.
Any questions, please ask :)
9.6.20- Rounding Decimals
First, I have attached three starters for today. It is up to you whether you try to do 1, 2 or all 3 of these.
Once you have completed your starter (s), please follow the link below. Watch the video and read the information carefully to remind yourself about the rules for rounding decimals.
Then try some of the tasks below.
A- First round the prices to the nearest 10p, then to the nearest whole pound.
B- First read the scales, then round the number to the nearest whole number. Then round the cats weights to the nearest whole number.
C- Write the amount, then round to the nearest whole pound. Explore optional.
D- Round the times to the nearest whole second, then adding using these values.
Please try to complete two pages.
First of all, please open the "Starter task"- a quick mental warm up for the day.
Once you have completed this task, please follow the link below. Watch the videos and read the information carefully to remind yourself about the rules of rounding.
Then try some of the tasks below.
Level 1- focuses on rounding to the nearest 10 and the nearest 100
Level 2- focuses on rounding to the nearest 10, nearest 100 and to the nearest 1000
Please try to complete both pages of your chosen level.
22.5.20- Please see Focus week for today's task.
LO: To solve problems
Today I am uploading 6 different sets of problem solving questions split between 3 levels.
Level 1 is the easier option, with level 3 being the trickier option.
I am also uploading 7 steps to problem solving. Please read through these steps first, and try to follow this process when solving the problems.
I think it would be a good aim to complete 2 of the sheets.
If you get stuck on any, please ask :)
More practice multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
Here is the Youtube video and guide from yesterday in case you need to refer to them.
Today's tasks will be practising the same skills, but a little more tricky.
Option 1- Focuses on multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100- this includes some decimal answers.
Answer each of the questions- please write out the number sentence.
Option 2- Focuses on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100, and includes decimals throughout.
Fill in the tables by multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
Each option has 3 different levels. Have a look, and try to find one that challenges you appropriately. (Not too hard, not too easy).
Complete at least one sheet. If you whizz through one, try another :)
LO: To multiply and divide by 10 and 100
We are going to be spending a few days revising how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100.
Below I am attaching the BBC Bitesize guide and a Youtube video to help remind you of this process.
Once you have reminded yourself about how to do this have a look at the activities below.
Page 3- Multiplying and dividing whole numbers by 10 and 100
Page 4- Multiplying and dividing whole numbers by 10 and 100
Page 5- Multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10 and 100
Page 6- Multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10 and 100
Try to complete at least 2 pages today.
Owls are optional, but try to make sure you complete all the speech bubbles.
For example, some questions will ask you to multiply each by 10, then ask you to multiply each by 100.
13.5.20- LO: To find the mean average
Today you are going to be finding the mean average. This is a way of finding the middle value of a set of data.
To do this we add them all up and divide by how many there are.
This website explains a couple of examples for you;
This is a really useful video to remind us of how to find the mean, and go through an example;
This is a less useful video, but it has sharks, a good song and it made me chuckle- see if you can fit the words to the song :D
Main task-Your task today is to complete at least one sheet, finding the means of the data sets. The sheets get more tricky with bigger numbers and bigger datasets.
Extras- I have then also attached 2 extra sheets- you can have a go at these after you have completed your first sheet.
One is using the averages in a football context. The other is to find the averages in a cricket context.
Please show your workings.
12.5.20- LO: To draw a line graph
Today I would like you to practise drawing a line graph and describing what the data tells us.
You will need squared paper and a pencil to do this, if you do not have these then you could try to do your graph digitally (using google sheets) or I have attached 2 tasks below in which you must answer the questions about a line graph (like yesterday).
Have a look at this website to remind yourself of how to draw a line graph;
I am attaching 3 data sets to this piece of work- please choose one.
Option 1- Level of water in Teign River in March
Option 2- Price of bread over the last 100 years ( uses decimal values)
Option 3- Olympic 100m winning times ( uses decimal values, and needs 2 lines, but example axis shown)
Once you have drawn your graph answer any questions that are with it, and write a short paragraph to say what the graph shows.
If no squared paper, complete any tasks you didn't yesterday as well as; sunflower line graphs and challenge cards
11.5.20- Interpret data in line graphs
Bore da- I hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
Today, we will be continuing to revise data handling by looking at line graphs.
A line graph is used to display information which changes over time.
I have attached 3 different line graphs below with a set of questions each. Use the graphs to answer the questions.
Please complete at least 2 pages- OWLs are optional.
For more practice- try the questions on this website
Any questions please ask.
LO: To draw a bar line graph
Today you are going to be drawing a bar line graph (or several). These are the types of graphs we interpreted yesterday. Bar graphs, but with very thin bars.
If you have squared paper that would be great, otherwise do your best with the lined paper in your books.
I am going to be posting several options for topic.
It is up to you to look at your data and decide a sensible scale for your y axis.
Birthdays in class. (In this data the highest number is 10)
Shark data- several choices here.
Temperature in October.
Chocolate bar bar chart- this one might require a key to allow you to get several days of data. You could use 5 different coloured lines- one for each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and one for a total?
Free choice- Find some data that you could put into a bar chart.
Once you have drawn your graph, post it in the stream with 6 questions for your classmates to answer.
Then see if you can find someone else's graph, and answer their questions.
If you would like to do several bar charts- please do :)
include a title
label your axes
use a ruler
Any questions please ask :)
Data handling- bar graphs
For the next block of lessons, we are going to be looking at data handling in Maths.
These tasks focus on interpreting bar line graphs.
Use the graphs to answer the questions.
I think it would be a good aim to complete 2 of the pages today.
Task 1- This graph shows the number of puppies in a dog litter.
A litter is the amount of puppies that a dog gives birth to.
Task 2- These graphs are looking at the amount of rainy days in a week in 100 different places in March and September.
Task 3-This graph shows the distance cycled by people taking part in a sponsored bike ride.
For more practice use the website below. It has online questions in three different levels on a range of graphs.
Mode= the most common- which one was there the most of?
4.5.2020- LO: To find the area of triangles
For your first task today we will be revising the names of different triangles.
Open the document below "classify the triangles", read through the information about different types of triangles, then name the triangles on the right hand side of the page. Check your answers using the second page.
Second task, You will be finding the area of triangles. To do this you must multiply the base by the height, then divide by 2.
(Base x height) ÷ 2
Here is the BBC Bitesize link to show you a few examples;
I have attached a worksheet for you to practice finding the area of triangles. Try to complete at least 2 pages. If you are unsure of some of the times tables, you could use a calculator to support you in this task.
Finally, I have attached a document called "challenge". These are a few questions that require a little bit more thinking to find the area. I will post the answers to these ones around lunch time :)
Any questions, please ask!
29.04.20- Area of compound shapes
Today you will be finding area and perimeter of compound shapes. A compound shape is one that is made up of several regular shapes.
Watch this video to remind yourself how to calculate area and perimeter of compound shapes.
Remember for a simple rectangle,
Perimeter= add up all the sides.
Area= length x width.
There are 3 levels in today's tasks- please complete at least one.
I have uploaded a video below going through the first question.
Follow these steps:
1. Find the perimeter of each room by adding up all the sides.
2. Multiply the perimeter by the cost of skirting board (You can choose luxury or basic or give a price for both).
3. Find the area of each compound shape by splitting them into simple rectangles.
4. Multiply the area by the cost of carpet (Again choose luxury or basic or give a price for both).
Please ask if there are any difficulties today. I am uploading a second task looking at area and perimeter of regular rectangles. You can use this as a main task or starter.
LO: To calculate area of rectangles
To calculate the area of rectangles we must multiply the height by the width.
Another way of calculating area is by counting the squares (if it's on cm squared paper).
Here is another Bitesize clip to remind you of this, and show you a few examples.
Your tasks today all focus on finding the area of rectangles. There are 3 levels on the attached document.
Level 1- Has squares, as well as labelled sides so you can count squares or multiply the sides.
Level 2- Just has labelled sides, so you need to multiply the sides.
Extension- Level 3- Just has labelled sides, but some big numbers. You will need to use an appropriate method to multiply large numbers.
I suggest you try to complete all of level 1 or 2. If you still want to do more try level 3.
All of the answers are on the page below your questions. Please only look at these once you have completed your questions.
LO: To calculate perimeter
Today you will be calculating perimeter. Check out this BBC Bitesize video if you need a reminder of what this is: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7h
I have attached 2 pages from the Abacus books for your tasks today. I suggest you complete at least 1 page - including the explore sections.
Page 46- This page focuses on regular rectangles.
Page 47- This page moves on to compound shapes.
Top tip: Remember you must add up every side (even those that don't have a length marked).
24.04.20- Problem Solving
I have attached 2 pictures to this assignment.
Both of these problems are based around money.
Read the instructions carefully, and choose which one you would like to work on today.
The first looks at buying items in a Fast food place.
The second is a mixture of problems.
23.04.2020- A bit more bus stop method.
Last day of division revision.
I would like you to continue to to practice the bus stop method of division.
Here are a couple more websites to explain this method.
If there are any activities you didn't do yesterday, you could do these ones today.
Or I have attached 3 documents below:
3 digit division
4 digit division
Division word problems- this one has 3 separate levels.
I would suggest that you aim for one whole page.
Note: If you are really struggling with this method, please don't panic! Have a go at the other task for today (Division by sharing/grouping)- We will have plenty of time to practice this when we are back at school :)
23.04.2020- Division by sharing/ grouping
Just a bit of practice at division by sharing and grouping.
This could be used as a mental warm up, or as a main task. The questions all have pictures that can support your calculation.
Note: If you were confident with bus stop method yesterday I would continue to practice this method.
22.04.2020- Bus Stop Method
Today I would like you to practice using the bus stop method for division.
Have a watch of this video if you need a reminder of how this method works.
I have attached 2 documents to this assignment.
The first focuses on dividing 2 digit numbers.
The second has three different sheets each getting slightly trickier by using bigger numbers and more difficult times tables.
There are no remainders in this work today. All of the answers are on the sheet after your questions so you can self-assess.
I think that you should aim to complete a whole sheet, but as always- you can judge what is a sensible amount of time. We all work at different paces :)
21.04.2020- Division by 2 (Halving)
Today we are going to be dividing by 2 (halving).
Often we can do this in our heads, by doing the opposite of doubling. Another option would be to use bus-stop method.
Read through the strategies on the first picture; they will help you with the bigger numbers.
Then complete the tasks- I suggest you complete at least 3 sections from the first picture (Hazardous halving).
The second picture is an extension looking at money for those children that want a little bit more.
Any questions-please ask :)
This week we are going to be revising division.
We are going to start this by having a look at divisibility.
Divisibility means whether a number can be divided by another number without a remainder being left over.
For example, 10 is divisible by 2 because 10 ÷ 2 = 5
Check out this website for more information.
The main rules that you need for today are:
If a number is divisible by 10, it ends in a 0.
If a number is divisible by 5, it ends in a 0 or a 5.
If a number is divisible by 2, it ends in and even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8).
Aim to complete at least one page (including owls). If you whizz through one- try another :)
03.04.20- Maths activities
For Mental Maths today, I have scheduled a Battle of the Bands on TT rockstars for 1 -1.30pm. Be there!
You can play in any game mode and score as many points as you can for your class.
Your main activities today are all based around problem solving.
I am attaching 3 documents to this. Each one has 3 sections;
square- easier questions
circle- trickier questions
triangle- trickiest questions.
If you wanted to you could do the squares for each one.
Or you could try and work through the whole of one page- up to you.
I am happy for you to use a calculator if you need one today, because the main objective is to read and understand the problems.
The topics are;
Birth and Life of animals
The nutritional value of food
The Ancient Greek war machine
Pick one that you are interested in. Read the problems carefully, and do your best.
I will put the answers on at around 11.30 for you to self-assess your work.
02.04.20- Mental Maths Challenge
Using the following numbers and any operations try and get as close to the target number as you can.
You may only use each number once.
Leave your best answer in the comments :)
Numbers: 2, 5, 7, 8, 30
02.04.20- Long Multiplication
Okay everyone, this is going to be our last day on multiplication (for a little while).
Some of the tasks today are the same as yesterday's- if you tried them yesterday- you'll have to challenge yourself even more today!
Today I would really like you to try long multiplication. This is multiplication where both numbers have more than one digit.
We have tried this in class before and it follows the same pattern as short multiplication. I have attached a video below to remind you.
Remember your second answer line must start with a zero, as you are multiplying by a tens number.
There is also a help poster attached (scroll down past the short multiplication poster)
If you are really not confident with this method I have also put the 3 digit x 1 digit task back on here- so you can have a bit more practise on short multiplication.
So the options for today are;
2 digit x 2 digit
3 digit x 2 digit
4 digit x 2 digit
3 digit x 1 digit (short multiplication)
Answers should be on the sheets for you to self-assess your work
01.04.20- Short Multiplication
Today we are moving on to using short multiplication.
I have attached 2 videos for you to have a look at if you need to remind yourself of how to use this method. I have also attached a poster showing the method in steps.
Options for your task are to work on;
2 digit x 1 digit
3 digit x 1 digit
3 digit x 2 digit
Within each file there are three levels of work; the trickier ones work with bigger times tables and have more carries.
The answers are also attached so you can self-assess your work.
Give your work a title to say which level you are working at.
I would suggest you complete at least one page. However if you whizz through one, try another :)
Mental Maths- I have scheduled a "Battle of the Bands" between Class 11 and Class 12 for 11.00 AM- 11.30 AM today.
30 minutes of times table practice- You can play in any game type.
Your main tasks today continue to focus on multiplication. In these tasks you will be partitioning numbers to multiply them.
30/03/20-Mental maths- The answer is 8.
The answer is 8. Think of 5 possible questions. Try to challenge yourself.
Can you use + - x divide?
Can you use 2 operations in one question?
Could you use the property of shape?
30/03/20- Maths- Multiplication
For the next few days we will be revising our use of multiplication. I have attached 2 pictures today.
1- These pages are focusing on using partitioning to multiply by 2.
2- These pages are focusing on using times tables to multiply by 10s and 100s.
Read the instructions carefully for each.
27.03.20- Problem Solving
All of today's tasks will involve you applying the addition and subtraction skills you have been applying all week. Read the problems carefully, and solve the problems. Don't forget to check your workings.
Task 1- Money problems. Here there are 3 levels of work all involving money.
Task 2- Decimal towers. Again there are three levels of work here. This task gives you a "decimal tower". Within each tower each block is the total of the two below it. You have to use reasoning skills to find the values of this missing blocks. Personally, I quite like this one.
Task 3- 2 step problems. These are problems which require you to do more than one sum. Read them carefully to figure out what you need to do.
Try one, or try all three- it's up to you!
All of today's work has the answers on the final sheet. You can use these to self-assess your work.
Mental Maths 25/03/2020
Using the following numbers and any operations (add, takeaway, multiplication or divide), you must try and get as close as you can to the target number. Comment on here to say your closest effort.
Numbers: 3, 5, 6, 8, 60