Archive for Collaborative activities

Place Value Progression and Activities

I have also produced progression documents for place value.

  • Place Value

Remember, if you click on the picture, you will access the full document, however the hyperlinks won’t work. To download the zipfile, click here (Mediafire) or here (4share):

If you do download the zipfile, be patient it takes a while. You will need to unzip it, open the folder and locate the word document: LT Place Value. Everything hyperlinks from there.

I have attached a step by step guide for unzipping the folder. click here

And here are 3 Place Value activities as a taster…

  • 5 digit number mystery
  • Fast Track

Year 4 Digit Sum (plan)

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Space Activities

With the success of ‘Stargazing Live’ and the finding of a new planet by Chris Homes from Peterborough, I have uploaded some space themed activities I wrote for a year 5 class I taught a few years ago.

I have uploaded smartbord files accompanying these activities to the tes website.

  • Planet information gap

Information gap activities require children to work in pairs and share information verbally.

  • Planetary Routes 
  • Distance from the moon and diameter of the Earth (mysteries for 4)

  • Interplanetary football
  • Sum and difference rockets

I used this template explore the relationship between to the sum and difference between two numbers. When these two values are added, the number in the cone of the rocket is always twice the bigger number on the bottom. We continued to explore this by questions such as:

  • I think of 2 numbers.
  • When I add them, I get _____, one is ______ more than the other.
  • What are the two numbers?

We then explored why this is the case using paper strips, before moving into the realms of algebra.

  • Planet sequences
  • Planet Polypod (zids and zods)

 

  • Moons of Vuv
  • Four Planets
  • Word Problems

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Multiplication Activities

I have uploaded several multiplication activities I have collected, written or adapted over the last few years. Click on the pictures to access accompanying resources. I have also attached a link to BEAM, because I found several interesting multiplication resources using the interesting searching tool.

Here is the document I produced to support teachers with progression in multiplication and division strategies. If you click on the picture, you will access the full document, however the hyperlinks won’t work.

To download the zipfile, click here (Mediafire) or here (4share):

If you do download the zipfile, be patient it takes a while. You will need to unzip it, open the folder and locate the word document: LTs U&A  multiplication and division. Everything hyperlinks from there.

I have attached a step by step guide for unzipping the folder. click here

  • BEAM maths of the month resources
  • Multiplication mysteries
  • Multiplication arrangements
  • Circle stitching (lesson plan)
  • Patterns on a number grid
  • Letterland (smartboard file)

  • Multiplication trios (lots of differentiated sheets)

  • Speedy multiplication
  • Incomplete Multiplication charts
  • Product Connect Four
  • Multiplication on a numberline
  • Multipying from an addition square
  • Special dates
  • Multiplication Arithmagons

You can find interactive multiplication arithmagons here: http://nrich.maths.org/7447

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Telling the time, reading timetables and working together.

Telling the time is something that quite a lot of my class need to practise often. I have already uploaded some of the activities I have written this year, but here is a few more. On this revisit we are focusing on 24 hour clock, reading time tables and collaborating to solve problems. Because we are working on block D, I have tried to make links to other block D objectives, so there is a bit of coordinates and a bit of finding the difference between times.

24 hour coordinates grid

Nicknames puzzles

  • time logic (one of these is inspired by edhelper.com. For more information follow the link below).

Collaborative puzzles

Collaborative puzzles inspired by edhelper.com

I adapted two time puzzles I found on edhelper.com to make them collaborative. To find the original puzzles click here.

Below are some useful telling the time websites that we will visit.

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Egyptian maths

I wrote these a while ago. What do you think?

Balanced equation stuff, linked to weighing of the heart ceremony.

Place Value resources:

Egyptian Collaborative activities.

This first activity is adapted from the Pharoah activity on the Ancient Egypt website.

The Challenge – ‘Ask the experts’

You are a young assistant in the Egyptology department of a museum. Last week
you went around the museum talking to three different experts about four objects
from the museum’s collection. Each expert told you something about each of the
objects.

The conservator told you what the objects were made of and how to take
care of them.

The curator told you the history of the objects.

The archaeologist told you about when and where the objects were
found.

You carefully wrote everything that the experts told you on separate cards.
However, you forgot to write down the names of the objects on these cards. You
have one card from each of the experts about each of the four objects. Read over
the twelve cards and match each card with one of the four objects.

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pharaoh/activity/main.html

I have made this into a collaborative activity with children working in three groups. Works best if you print expert clues onto different coloured card and childen take on different roles.

This next activity keeps children in role as museum curators. They work together matching buriel goods to pictures and descriptions to number the artefacts. You need to print off picture cards and clue cards.

Egyptians liked to play a game called Senet. I have adapted the sequence excel file from the Primary framewworks website so that you could play the game and investigate sequences at the same time.

There is a great pyramid excel file on the standards website to investigate addition and sequences.

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