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1. Maths

Monday

1. 10 minutes of arithmetic skills – you choose silver or gold

 

2.Objective: Solve problems

 

Today we are looking at ice creams!

 

The ice cream cone was invented at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Previously, ice cream had only been eaten with bowls and spoons but the invention of the cone enabled people to eat ice cream on the move.

 

Challenge Try this ice cream maths challenge to start you off:

 

An ice cream stall sells chocolate and vanilla flavoured ice cream. What combinations can be created for a two scoop cone?

 

Be sure to work systematically and record your solutions in an order. How will you know once you have found all the possibilities? Use the space below for your working out.

 

Now that you have the idea, how many two scoop combinations can be created with three flavours?

 

How many two scoop combinations can be created with four flavours?

 

How many two scoop combinations can be created with five flavours? Is there a pattern?

 

Try using this website to explore the idea in detail:

 

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_november12.ASP

 

Record your combinations in a pictorial way.

 

3.Extension question: Can you develop a formula that allows you to predict the number of combinations related to the number of flavours of ice cream?

Tuesday

1.10 minutes of arithmetic skills – you choose silver or gold

 

2.Objective: Solve problems

 

Today we are looking at hosting a tea party

Product Hunt

 

Your challenge: How well do you know your numbers?

 

How to play:

       You have the digits 6, 2, 7, and 3. You need to arrange them into a multiplication question like this:

TO x TO = ?

For example, you could make 23 x 67 = ?

 

2. In each question, you can only use each digit once. Work out the answer to your calculation, using any method you like (but don’t use a calculator!).

 

3. Make a list of the different products that you have made on Challenge 11 Sheet (remember, a product is the result of a multiplication).

 

4.Extension question: How can you make sure you have found all the possible products?

Wednesday

1.10 minutes of arithmetic skills – you choose silver or gold

 

2.Objective: multiply

 

Today we are looking at magic tricks, after this, can you make your own and upload to epraise?

Thursday

1. 10 minutes of arithmetic skills – you choose silver or gold

Extension

Friday

1.10 minutes of arithmetic skills – you choose silver or gold

 

Today we are looking at problem solving – try these problems in your pod or at home:

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