Firework Maths

Firework Maths

Incorporating problem solving and reasoning in a fun addition maths activity related to bonfire night.
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Materials testing based on Percy the Park Keeper

Materials testing based on Percy the Park Keeper

Following on from the story After the storm, we linked in science of testing materials. Children were asked to build a new roof for Percy's shed after it started leaking in the storm. Pupils built their own shed and tested the different materials to see if they were waterproof or not. Powerpoint includes 'odd one out' discussion starters about materials before explaining the task. Activity sheet for pupils to complete at the end of the experiment.
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Weight and Mass problem solving, using dragon eggs

Weight and Mass problem solving, using dragon eggs

Low threshold, high ceiling problem solving task based on weight of dragon eggs. Taught to Year 1 /2 class but can be adapted for older more able pupils. Open ended challenges for pupils to find all possible solutions for the dragon eggs to balance a scale with 10 cubes on the other side. Each egg balances the scale with a different number of cubes. Pupils must find all possible answers varying colours of eggs and amounts to balance the scale.
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KS1 Capacity Potions

KS1 Capacity Potions

A fun resource to support teaching of capacity to KS1 pupils, involving looking at different potions (water with food dye in glass bottles and exciting name labels)
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Castle Investigation

Castle Investigation

Maths problem solving activity involving following a rule of adding 1 more. Then finally adding together the amount of bricks on each row (or counting for LA). Further extension challenges included in powerpoint.
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Topic maths 'How much is your crown worth?'

Topic maths 'How much is your crown worth?'

Repeated addition, fun problem solving maths activity based on decorating a crown with 'jewels' (counters) then using the pricing shown, to add up the total value of their crown. Then an extension to find all possible ways to create a crown worth 20p. Can also be extended in multiple ways through further questioning.
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Tell me, show me, prove it! maths grids

Tell me, show me, prove it! maths grids

Supporting pupils in finding different ways to solve maths problems. Such as drawing, recording a number sentence, creating a story / worded problem, using equipment to show how to solve the problem. These worksheets can be printed for each child, laminated onto A3 as extra challenge for MA pupils who have completed the task, or adapted depending on ability / topic. Based on ideas from n-rich maths. 12 different examples available.
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