A short powerpoint which displays setting out a multiplication calculation into an array. Then progresses on to children working on whiteboards, then in their books.
They have to find the missing numbers in the calculation question, as well as the missing answer in the questions.
Use of Nic and Tila
Understanding and using chocolate bar arrays to solve multiplications
2a *I can represent my maths work with simple diagrams and symbols
L.3 *represent arrays using multiplication, and carry out multiplication calculations using arrays
The first file is to create a display with VCOP in large initials then the words Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation to put up next to them as a large visual reminder. The four colours were picked because highlighters are available in similar colours - you can then highlight examples of each in the different colours. You can also use these colours to highlight words in a text document. The second file is designed to be kept on tables for reference by the children. I have created it so that each sheet can be cut in half to form A5 cards then laminated. The titles follow the colour scheme used for the display and show ‘Good’ Level 1/2 examples (with the title in a pale version of the colour) and then ‘Even Better’ Level 3/4 examples (with the title in a darker version of the colour). Other topics covered: classroom display.
Planning for about 3 weeks of work on Street Child. I used an enlarged version of the 'Respond to text' sheet to collect pupil responses on colour-coded post-it notes during shared reading as a model before giving them a copy to jot down their own responses.
A worksheet for children to compare numbers (identifying smallest and largest). Also focused on how to set out work in maths book (as it was one of the first lessons in the year). In Word and PDF format.
Flip- chart moves through stages of multiplication as repeated addition and then an array. Can be made more practical (fun) by having a collection of small pairs of socks and lots of real life examples of an array. Also children love the chocolate challenge!
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I created this code breaking maths lesson for an Ofsted observation. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and had so much fun (whilst still learning).
The children are told that they have been selected by the local police to solve a crime. Unfortunately, all of the money from the school office has been stolen and an artist impression of the suspects has been provided. The children must crack the secret police codes to elimate the innocent suspects (cross them off) and reveal the final two suspects. Once this has been completed the last clue is placed on the IWB. Children get a reward for helping the police!
I have differentiated the 4 ways questions (HIPPO - the highest, MOUSE - the second highest, HA - third highest, LA - lowest) but they could be adapted to any year group! I have also included the lesson plan and PowerPoint to help clarify the task. Enjoy!
1st answer = MAN
2nd answer = HAT
3rd answer = BEARD
4th answer = GLASSES
5th answer = MOUSTACHE
6th answer = GINER
2 SUSPECTS LEFT = Kenny and Eric
THIEF IS = KENNY
*PLEASE NOTE I HAVE ADDED 2 ADDITIONAL DIFFERENTIATED SHEETS AND A POWERPOINT*
A game that can be played in pairs, threes or independently. Please note that this game focuses on times tables facts from 2 to 10 to ensure children are confident in these tables before progressing to the 11s and 12s, which will need to be taught subsequently.
Children need a 'Table Splat' mat and counters (different coloured counters for each child). Children take turns to turn over a card, revealing a times tables question. The child who is the first to place their counter on the correct answer (whilst shouting 'SPLAT!') can leave their counter on the board. The winner is the player with the most counters on the board once all of the times table cards have been used.
Differentiate by choosing the multiplication cards relevant for that child, depending on which times table they are currently working on.
*Update: 6s and 9s have been underlined, to avoid confusion.*