Maths Home Learning - Week Commencing 8th June 2020
1. Times tables: Focus on 2 sets of tables that you find tricky. Use your Maths at Home booklet for games you can play to help you with this. Remember it is both multiplication and division facts you need to know. This is a useful website for games, not on the computer.
Top Times Tables Games
2. Guess It (2+ players)
Develops concept of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
One player writes a basic operation but does not show it to the others
Others have to guess the operation by asking questions about the digits and signs. E.g. Does it have a 7 as a digit? No
Does it have an addition sign? No
Does it have a 3 as a digit? Yes
First child to guess the operation is the winner.
If there are only 2 players (one to write the operation and one to Guess It) keep
count of how many questions each player asks before the operation is guessed.
Guess It Mixed Signs
Players can also write operations with 2 signs, e.g. 5 x 2 – 6 = 4
- Encourage your child to try and solve it before they have all the digits in place, by using their number knowledge.
- Write it out as an ‘empty box’ number problem
i.e. 3x4=12 would look like this ___ ___ ___ = ___ ___
- Use number cards so that your child can move the numbers around to try out different options.
3. Tricky Track
You need twelve counters and two ordinary 1-6 dice for this activity.
Draw out a board like this (you may find that squared paper is useful!)
- Place one of the twelve counters on each of the squares numbered 1 to 12.
- Roll the dice and add together the two numbers shown.
- Move the counter on that numbered square one box to the right.
- Now roll the dice again and repeat this, each time moving the counter on that "row" one box to the right.
- Which counter reaches the purple box first?
- Is this what you would expect?
- Play a few more times and make a note of which counter reaches the end of its row first.
- Can you explain why you get these results?
Notes for Parents:
Start by playing against each other, allocate a colour to each of you. You can each then place your six counters on the numbers of your choice, or you could position them yourself and deliberately disadvantage one team (for example by placing their counters on the 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12). Once the counters have been placed, take turns to throw two dice, add the numbers and the counter on that total will move one place to the right. The winning team will be the team that gets the first counter to a purple square.
Having played the game together, you can then set your child off on the task of investigating which numbered counter reaches the purple box first.
Will it always work out in the same way as the game they played with you?
Encourage your child to talk to you about the results. Can they explain them? Draw out explanations that focus on the number of ways in which each total is possible. This can then lead into a full analysis of the number of ways of making each total. Challenge our child to make a start on this themselves and encourage them to record the possibilities in whatever way suits them.
- Which numbered counter do you think will get to the purple box first? Why?
- How can you get a total of 1 ... 2 ... 3 etc?
- How will you make sure you have found all the possible totals?
- Are you sure all your ways are different?
- How will you record what you do?
- Will the same numbered counter always reach the end first? Why?
Children could ask their own "What if ...?" questions, such as "What would happen if there were fewer boxes in each row?"; "What would happen if I used different dice?"; "What would happen if I found the difference between the two numbers rather than their total?" etc.
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Whilst you are at home we would like to keep your brains ticking over. Here are some ideas to help you work on what we have been learning about this term.
· Times tables - Focus on the 4 and 8 times tables. Use your 'Maths at Home' booklet (if you have one) for games you can play to help you with this. Remember you need to know both the multiplication and division facts for each family. This is a useful website for games, not on the computer. https://www.theschoolrun.com/top-times-tables-games
· Make a fraction wall. All you need is a piece of paper, pencil and ruler. If you follow these instructions you will be able to make your own wall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqV8kmyufLE
· Write some unit fractions (eg 1/7, ¼, 1/8) and then order from smallest to largest.
· Generate your own random unit fractions by rolling a dice to decide what your denominator will be. (**Remembering that your numerator will ALWAYS be 1 for a unit fraction). When you have generated two unit fractions compare them using the < or > signs.
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