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South Brent Primary School

South Brent Primary School

Maths

Ongoing Activity:
TT Rockstars - Try to practise your times tables at least three times a week. Remember to work on your accuracy first and then increase your speed. 

Friday 24th April

Morning everyone! Today we are going to carry on ordering decimals. I have included a video to help you and an extra challenge in case you finish the first sheet and want to carry on.  If you are not able to print off the sheet then you could copy the place value charts into your book - remember to use a ruler! 

 

The first few questions are revision of place value in decimal numbers then you need to order the decimals.

 

I have included the answers too so that you can check how your are doing.  

Thursday 23rd April

For the next two lessons we are going to be looking at how to order and compare fractions and decimals.  

If your cards from the previous two days are still intact, I would like you to use them again today.  There are two games below that you could play but if you can think of your own game that helps you to order fractions and decimals (and percentages if you are feeling confident) that would be even better.  

 

If you find it difficult to order the fractions and decimals, you could have the fractions and decimals or the fractions, decimals and percentages number line in front of you to begin with.  If you are having difficulty comparing the fractions with the decimals, you could also have the table from yesterday to look at.   

 

Game 1

  • First, place your cards face down.
  • Next, pick three or four of your cards and put them in order of size from smallest to largest. 
  • Use the fractions and decimals or the fractions, decimals and percentages resources below to check if you are right.  
  • Pick three or four new cards and then do the same again.  
  • If you have someone to play with, you could take it in turns and record who gets the most right answers. 
  • If you are playing on your own, you could give yourself a mark each time you put them in the right order and take a mark off if they are not in the correct order.

 

e.g.      If I picked out    0.8    1/2    and    20%   

 

I would place them in order smallest   20%     1/2       0.8  largest  

 

 

Game 2

 

  • Pick two of your cards and place them face up in front of you.
  • Have the rest of the cards face up so that you can see them.
  • Try to find a fraction, decimal or percentage card that fits in between your two cards.
  • If you have someone to play with, you could share out your cards and then place a card down each. The winner is then the person who is first to find a fraction, decimal or percentage which is in between the first two.

 

e.g.      If I picked out 1/3  and 3/4, I could put 1/2 in between them

 

If I picked 0.2 and 1/2, I could put 1/4 (or 0.25 or 25%) between them      

 

Have fun! As you become more confident, try to play without the resources to help.

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Today I would like you to carry on using the cards that you created, to help you learn which fractions and decimals are equivalent.  If you feel confident that you have learnt which fractions and decimals are equivalent, you could now add a new set of cards with equivalent percentages (e.g. 1/2 = 0.5 = 50%) or you could add some more challenging decimals and fractions.

I have included a table with some of the more common equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.  You don't have to use all of these and you can add any extra ones to try and challenge yourself.  

Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Tuesday 21st April

Today I would like you to create a matching game to help you learn the equivalence between fractions and decimals.  For example 1/2 = 0.5 and 3/4 = 0.75.

I have included a set of cards that you could print out or, to save printing and paper you can just copy out the fractions and decimals yourself onto card or paper.

 

The fractions and decimals on the cards are 3/4=0.75  8/10=0.8  1/4=0.25  1/2 = 0.5  1/5 = 0.2   1/3 = 0.33

1/8 = 0.125  1/10 = 0.1   1/20 = 0.05  3/20= 0.15  3/10 = 0.3   3/5= 0.6  7/20 = 0.35   4/10 = 0.4

 

You don't have to use all of these and you can add other fractions and decimals too.  It would be good to include 2/3 = 0.66  4/5 = 0.8   1/6 = 0.167

 

You can also be creative with the game that you create.  For example, it could be a simple snap game; it could be a dominoes style game where you have a fraction and decimal at each end of the card or you could think of your own new game entirely.  

 

The important thing is that you are matching the correct decimals and fractions.  You may want to have a list of the matching fractions and decimals so that you can check that you are correct.  To begin with, you might also want to use a small selection of fractions and decimals and then add more in. You could also decorate your cards and think of your own scoring system.  

 

I have also included an online game to help practice your skills.     

 

Fraction and decimal cards

Monday 20th April

This week we will be carrying on with our decimals work but today I would like you to carry out one of the 5-a-day activities in order to keep your calculation skills sharp. As before, pick the level that you feel most comfortable with.  If you want, you could try one level and then move on to a more challenging one if you are feeling confident.  Remember that you don't need to print off the question sheets - you can write the questions straight into your book instead.

 

I have also added a game for you to play.  You can pick you own level in the game but try to challenge yourself with more difficult numbers. 

Friday 17th April

I hope you were able to multiply the fractions and you were able to bar models to help you.  We are now going to move on to a new unit which is about decimals and fractions which are also related to fractions.  

To begin with I would like you to practise representing numbers with two decimal places such as 1.21, 4.05, 0.05, etc.  They all have two digits to the right of the decimal point.  

 

I have included a video (which is quite long) about how to represent numbers as decimals and the value of each digit. I have also included a game and a place value chart which you will need to use to answer the questions.  

 

As before, I have included some fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions. Find a suitable starting point based on how confident you feel. I have included a few example answers so that you can check how you are getting on.  

Thursday 16th April

Below are the answers to the multiplying fractions questions. I hope you're starting to get the hang of it.  Once you've checked the answers, try to do any corrections (if you need to). 

 

I would like you to continue the work on multiplying fractions as it is something new and it might take you a while to feel secure with the concept.

 

I have included some multiplying fractions 'challenge card' questions and some multiplying fractions questions, which have three levels of difficulty (1* easiest 3* hardest).  If you are feeling confident, try the 'challenge card' questions or if you are finding this tricky, pick the 1* questions.  Today i have put the answers with the questions so that you can check as you go along.  Some of the answers which are mixed numbers are not that clear so check them carefully. Remember to use bar models to help you if you get stuck with any of the calculations.  

Multiplying Fractions 1* 2* and 3* sheets. Answers at the end.

Multiplying fractions challenge card questions and answers

Before Easter, you were learning about finding fractions of amounts. In maths today, I would like you to continue our work on fractions but now we will be multiplying fractions.  I have included a video for you to watch and as before you can pick a selection of questions from either the fluency, reasoning or problem solving sections.  If you get stuck, remember to use bar models or other helpful diagrams and you can always watch the video as many times as you need.

Multiplying Fractions - Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving

Tuesday 14th April

 

Before we carry on with our fractions work this week, I would like you to revise different areas of maths that we have already covered.  I would like you to complete the questions from either the bronze, silver, gold or platinum (if you are feeling brave!) Primary 5-a-day sheets.  As before, pick the one you feel most able to complete but don't be afraid to challenge yourself and this time I would like you to complete two sheets.  It could be that you do the two bronze sheets, a silver and a gold or any combination from the sheets below. 

I will put the answers up tomorrow.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 23rd March 

 

For maths today I would like you to complete the questions from either the bronze, silver or gold Primary 5-a-day sheets.  Pick the one you feel most able to complete but don't be afraid to challenge yourself.  I will put the answers up tomorrow.  Best of luck!

 

You could also play the fraction matching game by clicking on the link below - have fun!

 

Here are the answers to Monday's 5-a-day maths questions.  I hope you did ok - have look at the answers and the method used if you you struggled with any of the questions.

Tuesday 24th March 

Today I would like you to revise some of the work we have done recently on adding fractions.  There are two sets of questions - the first is adding fractions with the same denominator (easier) and the second is adding fractions with different denominators (harder).  I don't expect you to do all of the questions today but try to pick a selection from the sheet you choose.  There is also a video link if you want a reminder of how to do it and a link to an adding fractions game.  Happy adding and subtracting! 

 

 

Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator

Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators

Wednesday 25th March

Morning Year 5 - hope you got on well with the fractions work. I have included the answers to the questions that I set yesterday - I would like you to check your answers and then pick some new questions from the next sheet or, if you found it a bit tricky, try some similar questions from the same sheet.  The apply questions on page 2 should really check your understanding. 

Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator - answers

Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators - answers

Thursday 26th March

This morning I would like you to continue our work on fractions - we are now going to move on to finding fractions of amounts.  As for the previous two days, I have put a link to a video, showing you how to find fractions of numbers.  It shows you how to use bar models, which will help you find the fractions of amounts - you may also need to use you knowledge of division for larger numbers.  

 

There is also a game to help you practise finding fractions of amounts.  

Today I have put the questions and answers so that if you get stuck you can see where you went wrong.  There are lots of questions again but I only expect you to complete a selection. Why not try a few, mark them and then try some more.  Best of luck. 

Finding fractions of amounts questions

Finding fractions of amounts answers

Fractions of amounts game

Friday 27th March

Today I would like you to have a bit more practice at finding fractions of amounts.  If you found it a bit difficult then you can look back at the video to remind yourself how to do it.  You could also pick a few of the easier questions from yesterday's sheet and use the answers to check that you are doing it correctly.  

 

I have also given you some fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions below which I would like you to complete.  If you feel really confident then just do a couple of the fluency problems before doing the reasoning.  If you feel a bit less confident then try doing all of the fluency problems.

 

There are also some extra challenges which can be found on the powerpoint below.  

Have fun! 

2019/20 - Year 3/4 enjoying a day with their Roman visitor
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