I found a fun activity to challenge students to investigate what volume is. My students were successful in using the algorithm, but, did they really understand the difference between volume and capacity?Read More »
Interpreting Data and Constructing Graphs
I have been working with a group of students who had excellent previous knowledge in the area of constructing and interpreting data. I had to dig deep to come up with a task to really challenge them and decided that they would work in pairs to take a set of data, prepare a graph and corresponding questions to challenge another pair of students with.Read More »
Maths Investigation: Playground Project
I could not be more proud of my students as they shared and celebrated their hard work this term. Students received a project at the beginning of the term that incorporated a number of mathematical concepts as a way of revision and an opportunity to work in mixed abilities groups.Read More »
Maths Investigation: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
This term has been consumed with fractions, decimals and percentages and my students have loved it…surprisingly! I need to ensure that I taught the skills my students needed but there was nothing stopping us having some fun along the way.Read More »
Free Resource: Year 5 Place Value Riddle Cards
Shape and Angles Maths Challenge: Design and Build a 3D Robot
Challenge a group of Year 5 students to design and create a 3D robot and I know what you are thinking, this is an easy task and it probably won’t take too long? You would be wrong!
This task asks students to consider 2D and 3D shapes, angles, scale, measurement and mapping and it might take 5-6 lessons…here’s why!
Area and Perimeter Challenge
Gosh measurement is a hard unit to teach through online learning! I’ve had to be pretty creative with my Maths group to keep the unit engaging and it’s been hit and miss. In the classroom, we would be able to do more hands on activities with equipment and that means everything from a ruler to metre sticks and trundle wheels. The reality is that my students simply don’t have that equipment at home.Read More »