Year 6 Maths investigations

This half-term, year 6 have been getting their teeth stuck into a variety of challenging investigations which encourage them to ‘work systematically’.

We start these challenges altogether at the start of the week, but then can return to them again at the end of each maths lesson to provide challenge to all.

Some children even began experimenting with dice with more faces!

We investigated patterns concerning consecutive numbers, leading to lots of interesting discussions about why the patterns we spotted existed – thinking really deeply about mathematics.

Finally, we used our new BIDMAS knowledge to complete an investigation to see how we could create any number from 1 – 20 using only the number 4 in each calculation. We had to work systematically in order to think about how to use known facts to create new ones.

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