Sumdog is well embedded in St Joseph’s with children voraciously going on-line at home and school to take part in competitions on the website. At St Joseph’s Sumdog is used for Maths and the children simply love it! One of our P7 pupils is particularly good. On 7 March, 2019 Iona managed to rank as number 4 out of 21837 pupils on Sumdog then on 21 March, 2019 she was the top student in Argyll and Bute!! On that particular week she had been on her residential week at Auchengillan so only had Friday night and Saturday to steam ahead of all the other pupils to take first place!
Iona is not alone in her success with P2 winning class of the week this month too………what a great achievement for all concerned!
The next Argyll and Bute Sumdog competition begins on Friday 20th April and will run until Thursday 26th April. Last time over 2000 students across Argyll and Bute took part in the competition and answered an amazing 553, 351 questions correctly – can we beat this score? Clachan Primary took 1st place, P5-7 at Craignish Primary came 2nd with the P6 class at Dunoon Primary coming in 3rd. Who is up for the challenge of overtaking these worthy winners? Sign your class up today and make sure all of those log-ins are ready! Looking forward to seeing how well you are all doing and remember to tweet your successes using the hashtag #Sumdog and to share it here on SAL. Good luck!
Argyll and Bute contest
Clachan Primary are excited to be winners of the Sumdog Contest which ran in Argyll and Bute from 16th to 22nd March. Over 2000 students in Argyll and Bute took part in the contest, answering 553, 351 questions correctly!
All the pupils at Clachan Primary worked hard as a team to answer questions accurately over a week.
“We do Sumdog because it increases our flexible thinking in maths and to improve our learning,” said P6.
“It makes us more confident when we do maths and makes it more fun,” said P4.
“Sumdog helps us improve our mental maths and we can answer questions accurately,” said P5.
Well done to everyone who took part.
Furnace Primary 4 boys came along to Minard Primary School to join in an outdoor Maths session. The subject was angles and the boys searched the grounds recording the different types of angles they found in the most unusual and unexpected places. They looked for right angles, acute angles, obtuse angles and straight angles writing them down on a tally sheet.
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Clachan Primary were delighted to come 20th in the National Sumdog Contest between the 3rd and 9th of Nov 2017. This was a UK-wide contest with 3,099 classes entered and 1,184 classes qualified. In total 27,431 students took part. Clachan children have been working on mental maths agility and building resilience across all learning. Sumdog has helped the children apply these skills in a fun and enjoyable way.
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As part of Maths Week pupils at Strath of Appin Primary worked together in their clans to solve a daily maths-themed challenge. The challenges were varied and drew on a range of mathematical skills as well as encouraging good communication skills and effective teamwork.
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Two P7 pupils from St. Joseph’s took part in the West Dunbartonshire Maths Challenge on the Wednesday of Maths Week Scotland. Ten teams of eight children went head to head to solve Mathematics problems within a limited time frame. The last challenge of the morning was the ‘Hot Seat’ where one child from each team was the ‘runner’, responsible for running to an adult with the answer to their current question and collecting the next question until they had successfully answered 30 questions.
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Primary 1 and 2 parents, carers and grandparents have been joining us every Thursday morning for Stay, Play and Learn sessions. During Maths Week Scotland we shared our maths learning with our families and introduced them to some of our Home Link activities which the children chose during the session. Our visitors were welcome to have teas and coffee in a relaxed atmosphere and find out more about our learning in maths and numeracy. Continue reading Rhunahaorine Stay and Play Sessions
At Southend Primary we have been learning to improve our mental agility recall. This special week was a chance for children and teachers to showcase the creative and innovative ways of making maths count.
We used Numicon to help us learn our times tables and to create number bonds and stories.
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Lochgoilhead Primary School participated in Scotland’s Maths Week Challenge with some exciting enquiry based learning. As soon as the pupils arrived on Monday morning, they attended a specially arranged assembly where they were all invited to help solve a problem. The large grass area surrounding the school was too long and needed to be ready by Friday for a sports event. With the usual gardening maintenance team not able to visit the school until the following week, the children were put into mixed age groups to try and come up with possible solutions.
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Thursday morning saw Minard and Furnace children practice their times tables in an active fashion then they took to the playground to see how many throws of the bean bag were needed to cover 100m. Lots of measuring and subtracting.
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Week three of Outdoor Maths Learning at Minard School and the weather was good enough to get out and about for an introduction to geometry. Furnace and Minard boys practised the skills of teamwork, creativity and encouragement this week whilst constructing a 3D shape out of twigs- A good start to Maths Week
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A fantastic morning was had by everyone at Drumlemble Primary School, as we welcomed lots of enthusiastic parents in to share math’s lessons with their child on Monday 11th September. All Parents were invited to attend the event as well as the children who will join our Pre-5 throughout the year with their parents. Continue reading Drumlemble Maths Open Day
Maths Week Scotland starts on the 11th September and we cannot wait to hear about all the fantastic activities that will be going on in Argyll and Bute! Have a look at SALi for some great ideas that you can be using in your classrooms and don’t forget to send your ‘How Many?’ selfies in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Why not tweet about it as well using #MathsWeekScot? There is also a competition running on Sumdog and all our schools still have their full subscription so test those numeracy skills and win some prizes! Most of all – have fun!
Collaborative work on the times tables through active learning in class.
Minard’s P4 led the outdoor addition and subtraction treasure hunt for pupils of Minard and Furnace by giving clear instructions before we began and used up loads of energy racing round making sure everyone understood what they had to do! We worked together in teams to get the answers and follow the clues.
It’s all swings and roundabouts in Primary 6 at Rhu as pupils have been designing their own Healthy Living Theme Park.
The project has been a homework topic this term and children have taken the theme of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and turned it into a business venture. They have each designed their own theme park, with the emphasis on being active and eating healthy food. So gone are the burgers and coke to be replaced by smoothie bars and fruit snack shops.
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Last week the pupils at Innellan Primary School were busy doing lots of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities for our STEM week. Our twenty pupils from P1 – P7 were all involved in lots of hands-on activities. We learnt all about magnets and electromagnets and conducted our own experiments. Pupils also participated in making circuits, and the P3-7 class lead the P1-2’s in a lesson on making lemon cell battery circuits to light up an LED light and a digital clock.
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STEM has been a learning focus for pupils of Dalintober PS & ELC. Lots of activities and investigations took place with input from local STEM Ambassador, Joanna Holbrook, and various other partners. Pupils learned about, amongst other things, life cycles and how they can be recorded, drones and coding, buildings and structures and DNA. The focus ended with a whole ELC/school ‘Sharing Our Learning’ assembly.
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The children from John Logie Baird Primary 1 and nursery have been demonstrating their skills for life while working collaboratively on STEM experiences as part of their Early Level Class.
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Rockfield Rocks the Oban High School Maths Festival 2017
Recently Rockfield had an extremely successful visit to Oban High School to compete in the annual Maths Festival. Rockfield pupils won both sections, one on practical problem solving and one on written problem solving. Well done and congratulations to all those who took part in this competition. Thanks also go to Oban High School Maths Department for organising this and to Margaret MacLeod for taking the Rockfield teams to the venue.