Monthly Maths challenge
Monthly Maths challenge – Maths in real life
The maths challenge is back! Most of the challenges are all visual so think about taking lots of photos. You can present them in any way you like. The more creative, the better as they will look fab on our maths challenge display board. You have a month to do the challenge. Please send your work in by the beginning of the Spring term. There will be a certificate and prize for the most impressive work.
Month 6 June Jubilee
Your maths challenge for June is Jubilee themed! See Google Classroom for a variety of activities that you can do at home, some involve cooking and looking at different quantities, others involve fractions and symmetry. Some of the activities are laid out for classroom use but can easily be done at home. Choose an activity to have a go at or make up your own Jubilee themed one. You could do a counting survey of different street decorations you see. Take photos and present your work in a fun and colourful way. Please bring your work in by the 30th June. We are looking forward to seeing all the fantastic Jubilee work!
Month 5 May Angles
Angles are all around us! Obtuse, acute, right angle…do you know the difference? Your maths challenge this month is to find a variety of different angles in your local environment. Where can they be found? They could be inside or out, natural and manmade. Measure and compare them if possible. How many right angles can you find? Take pictures of your findings. What is the biggest angle you can find? What is the smallest? Please bring your work in by Friday 27th May. I can’t wait to see who is going to be my Angle Angel!
Month 4 March Symmetry.
Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. A shape has symmetry if a central dividing line (a mirror line) can be drawn on it, to show that both sides of the shape are exactly the same. When you are out and about, see if you can spot symmetry in the environment. This could be man-made structures or symmetry in nature. Take pictures of the examples of symmetry you find. You could collate them into different categories such as natural / man-made or reflection / rotational. Please bring your work in by the 31st March. We are looking forward to seeing all examples you can find.
Month 3 February the Two's
The challenge will run between 2.2.22 to 22.2.22. These date patterns are quite unusual, therefore we wanted to mark the day (particularly as the 22.2.22 will be the last one following this pattern for this millennium!) Choose from a selection of challenges on the menu between these dates to test your Maths skills. Everything involved in this challenge includes the number 2 The challenge ends on 22.2.22 but you will have until Monday28th to hand in your work. Remember you can present it in a creative way, photos are great. Work will be displayed on the Maths Challenge board and a certificate and prize will be handed out for creative work and effort.
Month 2 January Number
When you are out and about, look for different numbers. Where do you see numbers? If you look carefully, you will see that they are all around us. They could be door numbers, or speed limits. See if you can find a variety of different numbers in your local environment. What is the highest number you can find? What is the most unusual place you can find a number? Take lots of pictures, you could collate them into different categories such as 1 digit, 2-digit, 3 digits etc. We are looking forward to seeing your work.
Month 1 December Shape
When you are out and about, see if you can spot different shapes in the environment. For example, there are many traffic signs that are different shapes. Can you find any examples of familiar shapes in the natural world? You could also look for some 3,D shapes too. Take pictures of the shapes you find. You could collate them into different categories such as 2D, 3D natural or man-made. We are looking forward to seeing what shapes you can find!