Tag Archive for 'Maths'

Practise your division!

We have found this fabulous new website to help us practise our division. It is going to be popular in our class. Try out some of the games and let us know which ones you like best.


We are learning all about division in maths. We have been learning to divide numbers by sharing and grouping and are starting to find out about remainders.

We have been using maths storyboards to help us. We draw a picture to illustate the maths story and use this to work out the answer to our division problem. We are also starting to think about how we can simplify our pictures into a diagram to help too.

Hard at work.

Click on the links to play some games to help you practise your division.

Tug Team Pony Division

Drag Race Division

Skittle Graphing

We continued practising our maths and graphing skills by counting the contents of a packet of skittles. 

 We worked in pairs to sort the skittles by colour and put the results into a table.  We then drew a graph, using everything we had learned about drawing a graph correctly such as labelling it correctly. 

When we had finished, we got to eat the skittles!  

Odd and Even Problem Solving

We have been learning about problem solving with number patterns with Mr Robb. Yesterday we were looking at oddd and even numbers. Here is a clip from the BBC that will help use remember what we have learned.

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2 Graph

We have been learning how to draw bar graphs correctly from information we have gathered in a table. Today we used a computer program called 2 Graph to display information we had gathered in our class surveys.

We also looked at how we could display the same information in different ways such as pie charts and line graphs.

Data Handling

We have started our new maths unit on data handling. This week we have been looking at using tally marks to count things. We have learned that it is important that we only use one tally mark for each object we count and that they are easier to count if we group them in sets of 5. We have also looked at how we can begin to ask and answer questions from our tally marks.

Clich here to play the game from I Board and to practise your tally marks.


Today we played some games to help us learn how to multiply. We used hoops to make sets or groups and then placed the same number of bean bags in each hoop. We then worked out what the multiplication sentence and answer would be.

After that we used played some games using dice, cubes and target boards.

Look how many sums we managed to make using our dice!

Multiplication Games

Click here to go to a website called Multiplication.com where there are lots of great games to help you practise your multiplication. Click on Games at the top then Interactive Games. There are lots to choose from!

Maths Patterns

This week we have been talking about patterns in maths. We have looked at shape patterns, shape and colour patterns and number patterns.

Today we worked in groups of four. With a partner we had to make up a number pattern and then swap with the other pair in our group. We then had to add the next two numbers to the pattern and describe the rule we had used to find the numbers.

Mrs Stewart came around to listen to all the groups and thought that there were some really interesting conversations about number going on between us all.

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2D Shape

This week we have been learning all about the names and properties of 2D shapes in maths. We made these shape riddle books.

What shape am I?

That's right!

Here they are as part of our maths wall.

We have also been learning which 2D shapes can tile. We say a shape can tile if it can fit together to make a pattern without any spaces.

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