Primary maths calculation.
At Eleanor Palmer School in north London, headteacher Kate Frood and her enthusiastic staff use maths games to engage and invigorate their primary pupils, and share three of their best ideas - good solid maths learning cleverly interwoven with some traditional fun and games.A Year 3 class plays Four...
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|Summary:||At Eleanor Palmer School in north London, headteacher Kate Frood and her enthusiastic staff use maths games to engage and invigorate their primary pupils, and share three of their best ideas - good solid maths learning cleverly interwoven with some traditional fun and games.A Year 3 class plays Four Rolls to a Hundred where in two teams they have to roll a die, then choose whether or not to multiply the roll by ten to get them as close to 100 as they can. Code Breaking challenges Year 6 to try to establish the value of the word TABLE having been given the numeric value of just some of the letters. Can they do it? Year 1 practise their counting on skills in a simple but fun dice game they call Bird Race . Each roll moves them up the board towards the finish.|
At Eleanor Palmer School in north London, headteacher Kate Frood and her enthusiastic staff have created some absorbing activities to engage their primary pupils with maths, and share three of their best ideas - good solid maths learning cleverly interwoven with some traditional fun and games.Year 5 create factor bugs to help them understand factors, prime and square numbers. Year 3 discover that by writing down different times tables, underlining the last digits and joining them up around a circle results in some very interesting patterns. They also see a relationship between the different times tables. Year 5 use a counting stick to help them improve their multiplication skills. It's a simple but effective tool which helps embed numerical understanding.
Teachers at Cuffley School share three of their best maths ideas about shape and space.Years 2 and 3 explore the characteristics of different shapes using elastic. Firstly they use elastic bands on their fingers. Then with long pieces of elastic they make large shapes in the classroom using their bodies. At The Wroxham School Year 1 go on a shape hunt. This school has a Jeep on the school field and a motorbike and sidecar in the library! The children are enthused by finding mathematical shapes in the real world. Back at Cuffley School Year 3 are turning 2D in to 3D shapes. Using drinking straws and modelling dough they have to construct 3D shapes from 2D diagrams, drawing on their geometrical knowledge. In the plenary the children play a game where they have to listen to the properties of a shape being described, then guess what 3D shape it is.All the activities in this programme show aspects of geometry, shape and space using creative and absorbing ideas.
Teachers at Cuffley School share three of their best maths ideas about measures.Year 2 are working in pairs - they estimate the volume of water contained in a variety of different sized bottles. In the playground they draw a chalk circle and estimate between them how much water will fill the circle. When they pour the water out into the circle they make some exciting discoveries. At The Wroxham School Year 4 are making muffins. They use scales to measure accurately according to the recipe. If they don t, the muffins may not taste so good. The judging panel includes the headteacher. Whose muffins will be judged best - and why? Back at Cuffley School Year 3's teacher has turned herself into a witch! She asks the excited class to measure different volumes of coloured potions accurately to make up a litre of their very own magic potion. At the end of the lesson all the potions are poured into the witch's cauldron and the children are turned into newts.
Teachers at Cuffley School share three of their best lesson ideas about data handling.Year 3 turn data about their favourite school meals into a human bar graph. At The Wroxham School, Year 4 are doing Olympic Maths. They have to measure and record long jumps, high jumps and target practice using a beanbag. They photograph and video their results then turn their data into Venn diagrams and graphs for analysis, and find their Olympic Maths Champions! Year 3 are collecting data about time. They have a Tardis in their classroom. The children go inside to estimate when thirty seconds has elapsed. Other activities include: counting how many times you can write your name and how many times you can jump on the spot in 30 seconds. At the end of the lesson the data is turned into a graph on the interactive whiteboard.
|Item Description:||Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).|
|Physical Description:||1 online resource (80 min.).|
Previously released as DVD.