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Year 6 Maths

Can I apply my mathematical knowledge?


Warm your brain up:


As a maths starter today, we are going to play Countdown:
You can either choose 6 of the cards (the 4 at the top are either 25, 50, 75 or 100, and the cards on the bottom row are less than 10), or choose quickstart (it will choose the cards for you to play with). Press play and it will choose a total number. Try to make that total number using any of the 6 cards, but you can only use each card once (it doesn’t matter if you don’t use all the cards). You can add, subtract, times or divide. In the TV programme, the contestants are only give 30 seconds, but I won’t be that mean! Try and get an answer within 5 minutes, or set a timer and see how long it takes you. Keep trying different calculations. Don’t worry if you’re finding it tricky after you’ve given it a go for 5 minutes; there’s a solution shown. This will be the same starter each day this week: remember to be resilient; see if you can get the answer, and/or improve your time!


Over the next few weeks, you are going to practise lots of the maths skills you have acquired this year. We are going to apply these skills to different problems and in different formats.


We’d like you to try one of the maths mat attached today (there’s a challenge one depending on how confident you feel); you will be applying lots of different maths knowledge to different questions. Make sure you read the question carefully and check through your working before you look at the answers.


(NB. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer… you can either work off the screen or copy the questions to paper).

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