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Feedback for yesterday's math sheet

I would like you to take a look back at a question from yesterday's math sheet. On the sheet there was a bar model used to represent a multiplication or division. The number in the top bar was 35 and the bottom bar had been divided into 5 groups. Your task was to work out what calculation the bar model represented and then calculate the answer to find the missing numbers. 

This was the answer that I saw on a lot of the sheets. Take a look back at your work, if this is the answer that you have it is wrong, so take another look.

  • How many parts are there in the bottom bar?
  • What could the calculation be? Is there more than one?
  • What has the given number been divided by?


Don't worry that you have already used the sheet, you can draw it again on a piece of paper. smiley

Have a sing and a dance to start your lesson. 

For our maths lesson today you are going to choose your activity. I will upload the work in different chunks and it's up to you what you choose to do. 


Choice1 .

Do not worry that you do not have these sheets in your pack, have a go at the activities and write them on paper.

Choice 2

Times table investigations. These sheets are in your pack, if you choose to challenge yourself you only need to choose one to complete. Both sheets have answers and a set of instructions. 

Choice 3

Here are some games that you could play.

  1. Using real objects, like pennies, marbles or pasta, see if your child can find how many they would need to give 2, 3, 4 or 5 friends 2, 3, 4 or 5 pennies each. Try to find a multiplication that won’t be too hard.
  2. Create a shop. Price up some things to sell and role play buying and selling more than one of some items.  Have some paper and pens handy for trying out methods to work out the answers.
  3. Dominoes or playing cards can be a great way to practise multiplication. Make all the dominoes face down. Each player should then turn one domino over and try to multiply the two numbers on their domino together. One point for each correct answer. If using cards take out all of the picture cards first and then challenge players to take two cards and multiply them together.


You can also access Mathletics, TTRockstars and Tackling Tables. Let me know what you get up to, it would be great to have some photos that I could share on the gallery page. smiley