Yesterday I played a maths game on bite size ks2 it was called negative numbers on this you have to complete all the challenges that they give you and you have to collect something called bio rod it helps you. I have completed this and it can help if you are learning about temperature and negative numbers. GOOD LUCK! This is the link to the website

A couple of weeks ago in maths we swapped classes because the year 6‘s were practising for their SAT’s week and this is what me and Ciara did.We had to do this by making eight down and eight across with these dominoes.It was really challenging to do.Here is a picture:

Today in our maths class were solving an investigation from nrich. We had to fill in a disk box with different colours, but make sure we put them in the right place and have the right amount of colours.We also had to work out how big the space where the booklet goes.If we got it wrong this would mean we would get the whole investigation wrong. This would mean ‘trial and error’ which was a key thing that was needed.

Today was the maths day and we’ve learned about shapes.
Our class had to make a maths trail for year 1 we had a charactor called Robbie rectangle.
Then in the afternoon we made 3d shapes out of paper roles.
After that we went to the Assembly and all the classes showed something .
Firstly,it was the Foundation stage they sung a song all about shapes.
At the end of the Assembly Mrs Sheath announced the winners of what everyone had to take a picture with an interesting shape.
someone in Foundation stage won someone from year 2 and someone from year 5.

Yesterday in maths we made cookies! Before we made cookies we had to figure out how much ingredients we needed, they were in percentages. It was really fun. What have you made in maths before?

This week have been learning about fractions. We’ve been finding fractions of numbers and of shapes too, while we have also realised the importance of knowing our times tables.

The two tasks we looked at were quite tricky. Thank you to the Nrich site for letting us use them. If you click the pictures you can read the whole challenge for yourselves!

This was not only a maths task, but also one of teamwork. Each team had 5 members, who had to work together, listen to each other and help one another. Seeing as there was quite a lot of work to do, we worked on large pieces of paper. That way, all of the team could see what others were doing and were able to move around to different areas.

Here you can see how well the teams were working:

The two tasks were very different but both were very challenging. The two groups trying the Peach challenge both reached the correct answer, and Conor, Chiara, Rosena, Luke and Emil did the working out in their heads!

The three groups trying to solve the riddle of Andy’s marbles found it to be much tougher. One of the reasons was that you have to use the inverse – but what does that mean?

Here are some of the jottings, ideas and workings-out from the tables.

I would like to say how proud I was with the way each group helped each other. Everybody contributed and were able to explain their methods at the end of the lesson. Well done!

Me,Rosena,Luke and Leah have finished a fraction puzzle.It took us a long time to build it.We even stayed in the classroom to try to finish as much as we could.

Congratulations to Emily, who is our first Mathematician of the week of 2013. She has worked really hard in adding and subtracting larger numbers, and is becoming much more confident with decimal numbers too.

On top of all this, she has learnt the column methods for addition and subtraction as well! Well done Emily, I am pleased to see your confidence growing.

The final mathematician of the week award of 2012 was won jointly by Dylan P and Sophie. Both have been working extremely hard when dealing with percentages and have shown great determination and perseverance in order to succeed.

This week, the deserving winner was Maria, who has been wowing us with her knowledge and understanding of fractions. She can simplify and add them, as well as working with mixed and improper fractions. Part of the reason she has succeeded is because she has learnt all of her times tables with the division facts too! This makes it so much easier!