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Maths week

We took part in lots of activities for Maths Week 2022

We started the week with an outdoor maths trail. We had all sorts of questions and problems to solve including: using the outdoor tap to estimate and measure the capacity of a bowl, timing a lap of the playground, making place value grids with natural objects, estimating and measuring the length of the netball court, looking for right angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, looking for 2d and 3d shapes, telling the time on the outdoor clock, adding digits in phone numbers, finding items that were about a metre name a few! We were amazed with how much maths was on the playground. 

In class we also looked at some word puzzles and problems with coins, animals, ladybirds and triangles. They were problems that took time to answer and we talked about how not all maths is about a quick answer- we have to stick with a problem and try lots of different ways. We found that we needed to find systematic ways to solve puzzles to check if we had all the answers.

On Thursday we tried a 'live' NRich problem called 'Less Is More'. We used nine-sided dice to generate numbers to compare. If our number sentences were correct then we added two of the numbers to create a score. Some of us got up to ten rounds with scores of over 1000.  Some of our recording of this task can be found on our school website and we have submitted these to the NRich website too. 

We also took part in a three day Times Tables Rocks Stars competition with lots of other schools in the country. We had to see how many correct answers we could get Monday- Wednesday. We came second in our school which we are very proud of. Don't forget you can use TT rockstars at home too to practise quick recall of times table facts.

Everyone in Wren Class has thoroughly enjoyed Maths Week as it has got us to use our Maths knowledge and skills in different ways.