Tuesday, 14 July 2015
This morning, a group of able mathematicians from years 3, 4 and 5 worked to solve a problem involving dominoes. They were told that Amy had 24 dominoes which had a total of 125 spots. They had to find out which dominoes were missing. All pairs successfully found the solution - eventually!
Monday, 2 March 2015
Monday, 5 January 2015
At the beginning of December a group of Key Stage 2 children took part in a special workshop for able mathematicians. Children from years 3 to 6 worked together on solving problems, which required them to work systematically. Here are some examples of the problems children solved.
Here are some of the comments the children made.
"I liked this lesson because it was quite challenging." Jack
"This will help me in the future with cracking codes on advanced maths skills." Kai
"I liked it because it was difficult and difficult maths is better." Joseph
"I liked working with my friends because they could help me and I could help them." Kyle
"I think this will help me in my understanding of hard maths activities." Christian
"I liked getting things right. This will help me with my Sats" Emily
"It will help me with homework and tests in the future." Jacob
At the beginning of December a group Key Stage 1 children took part in a work shop for able mathematicians. The problem solving activities gave the children the opportunity to work collaboratively together and to develop the skill of visualisation.
In the first challenge the children were given 7 shapes and were told that each shape fitted somewhere in the picture. After much debate and several attempts each group completed the Tangrams.
Here are some examples of the Tangrams the children completed
Next the children were shown these (see below)