Maths – Week beginning 18th May
Health and fitness week 2020!
This week would have been Health and Fitness Week at BJS – one of our favourite weeks of the year! As you won’t be getting the chance to take part in all the different activities, we thought we’d try and incorporate a sports theme into this week’s maths tasks.
We really hope you enjoy them!
1 & 2 The Mystery of the Missing Sacks!
LI: To solve problems
Look at The Mystery of the Missing Sacks.
This activity is likely to take you two days to complete.
Read the information on page 1, this explains the problem.
Pages 2 and 3 give you the descriptions of all of the people who were spotted near the PE shed and could be responsible for the missing sacks. You might want to print these pages, as you’ll need to cross off names as you solve the clues.
Tackle one clue at a time from Pages 4-9. As you solve a clue, it will give you information about who the sack thief is. For example, Clue 2 will tell you whether the thief is male or female. If it tells you that the thief is female, you can then cross off all the male names from the description sheets on Pages 2 and 3 and vice versa.
By the time you’ve solved all the clues, there should only be one name left on the description sheet – that person is your sack thief! You can check your answers on Pages 10 and 11.
If you manage to complete the challenge in one day, you could use the second day to create your own mystery, using maths problems to lead to the answer!
2. Position and direction
LI: To use language for position and direction
Watch this video, which explains what coordinates are and how we plot them on a grid: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgthvcw/articles/z96k9qt
Please supervise children online
Once you’ve watched this, have a look at the position and direction challenge cards.
Try and complete each of the cards (card 5 is for Challenge 3 only).
For Cards 3 and 4, you may want to use the 2D grid for position and direction challenge card document.
Answers can be found on page 3.
4. Place value
LI: To revise place value
Have a look at the Twinkl Place Value Activity Cards. Choose as many of these activities as you’d like to have a go at and ask someone at home to help you carry them out. Have fun!
5. Home Olympics!
LI: To design a Home Olympics
Please see the Home Olympics Challenge document below.
Today’s lesson is all about having fun and doing some maths at the same time.
Depending which events you choose/invent you may need to carry out some measuring of distances, measuring of time, calculating scores by adding numbers and keeping a tally of the total score.
Click here for more information.