The next tricky problem we gave 2B was the Four Piles problem.
They needed to make four piles so that:
Pile 1 had 3 more than pile 3
Pile 3 had one more than pile 2
And Pile 4 has twice as many as pile 2
Could you work it out?
These guys did and many even went on to further questions. Would it work with 25 blocks? How many other amounts would it work with?
Last week (actually a couple of weeks ago now – where has the time gone?!) I worked with a group of students from 4E and 4F and we played a place value game. The game is called ‘Bean Bag Toss’ but we were using counters. We drew a big dartboard on the carpet in chalk and tossed in our 5 counters and then worked out our total score. There was a lot of healthy competition!
I was lucky enough to visit 2F when they were learning about multiplication – or ‘groups of. For this particular lesson they were rolling two a dice to work out how many groups they needed and then rolling it again to work out how many in each group. Eg. 4 groups of 5 = 20
Doesn’t this looks like so much fun!
Last term I had the privilege of working with 3D on their ‘Build a City’ maths project. It was great to see how enthusiastic they wee about it and how committed they were. The ideas they came up with were amazing and although it took them all term they were persistent, worked together and produced an amazing city!
Here they are exploring other cities around the world and then looking at 3D shapes…….
Next… starting to map out the city….
Painting… buildings are on now!!!