What a briliant maths lesson we had this morning! All of the Year 6 children had a maths treasure hunt, looking for clues and solving mathematical equations, whilst outside enjoying the gorgeous May sunshine.
Some of the questions were quite tricky and challenged us so we had to use our Stonebow Learning Powers of perseverance and resiliance to work them out. It was also really important to co-operate with our partners and show enthusiasm to enable us to come to an agreed answer.
Look how hard we were concentrating:
This week we have been looking at area and perimeter and have been calculating both for a range of compound shapes, sometimes without having all of the measurements. We have had to use our knowledge of known measurements to calculate the unknown in order to work out the area.
Look at this complex floor plan of a zoo:
The children had to use their investigative skills to work out which property would provide the most space to house the animals for the fairest price.
In order to be able to help us to convert between standard metric units of measure, we have been measuring a range of objects within school, starting with the length of the display board in our corridor. We measured this to be 3.13m and then converted this to cm and mm.
We then moved on to measuring each other and even the length of the whole corridor. It was over 13m which is 1300cm and 13000mm.
We have been looking at percentages and particular how to work out percentages of a number. A good way to practise this was to calculate the amount of VAT charged on an item. It was really interesting to find out how much extra money we pay for items that VAT is added on to.
Moving on from this, we have been calculating how to change between fractions, decimals and percentages.
This week in maths we have been looking at 3d shapes, learning the names and identifying the number of faces, vertices and edges each one has. We have also learnt what polyhedrons and platonic solids are. Why don't you ask your chid to explain what this terms mean?
Do you know.... how many vertices a tetrahedron has?
Today we have been making nets of 3d shapes (what it looks like when it's opened out flat).
This week in maths Miss Smith's class have been working on rounding decimal numbers. Today, in order to consolidate this we have been working on multi-step word problems involving astronomical units.
Have a look at the problem below and see if you can calculate the answer:
Venus is 0.723 AUs (astronomical units) from the Sun and Uranus is 19.18 AUs. How much further from the Sun is Uranus compared with Venus?
Round your answer to 2 decimal places.
Mrs Mistry's maths group have been multiplying decimals together and have today been playing a game in pairs where they had to multiply, then subtract decimal numbers. The aim of the game to be the person with the lowest number. Look at the concentration shown (one of our Stonebow Learning Powers):