This resource contains the third set in a series of 4 sets of resources designed to consolidate some of work undertaken in the White Rose Maths Scheme small steps Year 6 programme. The theme for this investigation resource is trees. It is intended to be used in week 10 of the Summer Term.
The resource focuses on the following areas of the Year 6 Maths National Curriculum Objectives:
- Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.
- Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
- Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all elements of place value.
- Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation to three decimal places.
Worksheets and Activities
- Tree Problem - a gardener has been asked to plant 10 trees in five rows so that each row contains 4 trees. Is this possible?
- Tree Height Investigation 1 - Pupils calculate the height of tree by viewing from 45 degrees angle and measuring their distance away from tree
- Tree Height Investigation 2 - Pupils estimate the height of the tree using a different method so they can compare the two estimates.
- Tree Age Investigation - Pupils investigate the age of a tree by measuring its girth / circumference and applying a formula according to the type of tree.
- Conifer Tree Age Investigation - Pupils investigate the age of a conifer tree by counting the number of whorls.
Pupils produce the results and findings of their investigation in appropriate formats - ie tabular form, graphs
To view all four sets of Year 6 Investigations click on the link below