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.
September 23 Maths Challenge: "Figure me out"
This month’s maths challenge is called ‘Figure me out’. Your challenge is to create a poster designed around numbers to describe yourself. For example, your age, birth date or year, number of siblings or pets, number of years you’ve been at the school. Can you think of other maths facts about yourself? There are lots of ways to do this activity, for example, you could cover each number with a Post-it note containing a number sentence that gives the answer to the number hidden below.
There are a number of examples of these sorts of posters online, please see link.
https://www.google.com/search? sca_esv=561932315&rlz=1C1GCEB_enGB895GB895&q=figure+me+out+math +activity&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRzf- zyomBAxXRU0EAHW8XA5IQ0pQJegQIDRAB&biw=1707&bih=742&dpr=0.8&surl=1&safe= active&ssui=on
Please bring your challenge in by Friday 29th September.
June 23 Maths Challenge: "Roman Numerals"
Your challenge this month is to see if you can spot Roman Numerals in your everyday life.
This will also include when you are out and about over half term.
Take photos of the numerals and create a poster. Can you work out what the numbers are?
Please hand your work in by Friday 30th June.
May 23 Maths Challenge: "Coronation"
Create your own maths themed activity linked to the coronation. Here are some suggestions for what you could do:
Create a maths related factsheet about kings and Queens e.g. the difference between the length of time the longest and shortest monarch reigned, work out the length of reign of each monarch using their coronation date to end of reign date.
Create a king and Queen timeline with dates and facts
Choose your favourite monarch through history. Draw a picture of them and create a fact file including key dates.
Create a fact file about King Charles.
Create a shopping list for a street party and work out how much it will cost to cater for different amounts of people.
Create a poster of your work and bring it in by Friday 26th May.
April 23 Maths Challenge: "Cooking Recipe"
This month’s challenge involves cooking!
You could bake a cake, make some biscuits or follow a recipe to help make dinner for the family. You will be practicing your maths skills through measuring weight and volume.
You may want to practice your doubling skills by making a larger batch than the recipe states.
Write out your recipe and take photos of you measuring out the ingredients as well as the finished food. Please don't bring food in, a picture poster and recipe will be fab for the display board. Please bring your work in by Friday 28th April.
March 23 Maths Challenge: "Scavenger Hunt"
Your challenge this month is to use the information which was emailed this morning and find the objects listed. Take photos of your finds and create a wonderful poster for our maths display. Alternatively, you could make up your own scavenger hunt. You have until the 31st March to bring your work in but it would be great to get it a few days before so that we can do the March display before the Easter holiday.
Have fun on your hunt!
February 23 Maths Challenge: "Recycling"
Following on from our Big Green Week, your challenge this month is all about recycling.
I want you to monitor your recycling over a few weeks. Count and sort the materials into paper, plastic, glass (with adult help) etc. Create a poster to show your work.
There are a range of ways that your data could be recorded.
On paper/ using a computer:
Tally the number of different materials collected. Use the tally to create either a pictogram, bar chart or pie chart, labelling them carefully.
Ask and answer questions about the litter:
Which is the most/ least common material?
Which materials could we reuse rather than recycle?
Could we reduce the amount of recycling by thinking of different ways of buying the product? E.g. buying one large bag of crisps and putting them into reusable pots instead of having individual packets of crisps every day. Record your suggestions on your poster.
Repeat the sorting activity over the following couple of weeks and compare the results. Did you make a change to your routine? Has the amount of plastic waste reduced? Did you do more reusing? Did you reduce the amount of recycling by changing your buying habits? Record your findings on your poster.
You will also have half term to complete this activity. Please bring your work in by Tuesday 28th February.
There will also be a TT Rockstars challenge between classes.
January 23 Maths Challenge: "Guess my number"
This month’s maths challenge is to create a number riddle. You can choose any number and write a riddle for it so that we can try to guess your number.
Here are some examples to help you:
I am a 2-digit number.
I am more than 6 + 6.
I am less than 8 + 8.
I am even.
What number am I?
You can write as many clues as you wish for your riddle. Present them in a colourful poster for our maths challenge display. You have until Tuesday 31stth January to complete this challenge. I’m really looking forward to seeing your riddles!
December 22 Maths Challenge: "Snowflake Symmetry"
This month’s maths challenge is to create snowflakes. An email was sent out this morning with a video link attached showing how to make giant 3D snowflakes. Also attached to the email information on how to make 2D and lolly stick snowflakes which can be decorated. Be as creative as you like. You have until Monday 9th January to complete this challenge which includes the Christmas holiday. We are really looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations! https://www.mathsontoast.org.uk/ activities/giant-snowflake-activity/
October 22 Maths Challenge: "The London Marathon"
This weekend is the London Marathon, to celebrate this we are going to link it to our maths challenge this month. Your task is to choose a marathon from around the world and discover some amazing number facts about it. Produce a poster to present your facts. Here are some ideas to get you started: Find out about distance in miles and then convert it into kilometres. Can you work out what that is in metres? What about centimetres? On average, how many steps does it take to complete the marathon? How many runners crossed the finish line? Can you compare that with the year before? Who finished fastest? What was the time? What was the difference between the fastest and slowest time? Who has the world record? What time did they run it in? Can you compare the time difference between the fastest male and the fastest female? Can you find out an unusual maths related fact? Bring your posters in by Monday 31st October (after half term).
September 22 Maths Challenge: "Figure me out"
Your challenge is to create a poster designed around numbers to describe yourself. For example, your age, birthday or year, number of siblings or pets, number of years you’ve been at the school. Can you think of other maths facts about yourself? Cover each number with a Post-it note containing a number sentence that gives the answer to the number hidden below. The challenge is posted on Google Classroom with a link to a web page with examples to help you. Please bring your work in by Friday 30th September.