We have been focusing on equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. To practice converting between them, we made some creatures out of numicon. Then, we worked out how much of the whole creature each part was worth, and wrote this as a fraction, decimal and percentage.
Year 6 learnt about negative numbers. As a starter task, they were given a mixture of positive and negative numbers, inlcuding decimals, and a giant number line. Thye had to decide in their teams where to peg their numbers on the line. As a team, they realised that the larger the digits in a negative number, the smaller it's worth, as it is getting further away from zero.
Elm class practiced their systematic working skills, by focusing on problems that involved finding all of the possibilities. As part of this, they also explored lots of different ways to record working in Maths, such as using manipulatives, drawings and symbols.
Year 6 have been learning about the value of numbers up to 10,000,000. We thought carefully about how to say, read and write each number in figures and wrods, and the value of the digits that make up the complete number.
Collaborative problem solving in maths!
In one of our starters, we thought carefully about the different 'rules' numbers follow, or their properties. We each came up with a way of sorting the numbers 1-100, and then asked each other for numbers to sort. By sorting them on the board, the rest of the class had to decide what our rule was!