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27.04.20

The activities from the Collins Busy Ant 5c Pupil Book this week focus on multiplication and division.

 

Monday 27th April:

 Task 1: Spend 5-10 minutes practising your times tables on TTRockStars. Let's keep up our (unofficial) title of reigning champion year group.

 Task 2: Multiplication and division using the most efficient method (pages 28 and 29)

 

For reminders on how to follow the formal methods, click the links below:

  • Formal division
  • Formal multiplication (the layout is very slightly different from how we use it: the symbol is on the right, not the left, and numbers are carried above the line instead of below the line - do whichever way you are more comfortable with)

 

Tuesday 28th April:

 Task 1: Choose and play a game from the 'Play' section on Mathletics.

 Task 2: Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, including decimals (pages 30 and 31)

  • Must: complete Challenge 1 (if Challenge 1 seems a little difficult, you could try completing the support sheet first to help you get started - available to download at the bottom of this page).
  • Should: complete Challenge 1 and Challenge 2. As with all formal methods, these are best done on squared paper to ensure columns are correctly lined up.
  • Could: complete Challenge 1, Challenge 2 and Challenge 3.

There is also an extension task available to download below - scroll to the bottom of this page to download it.

☺ A helpful video reminding you how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000, including what to do with decimals: Click for video

☺ A flash tool to help you see how the digits move columns: Click for tool

 

Wednesday 29th April:

  Task 1: Spend 5-10 minutes practising your times tables on TTRockStars. Let's keep up our (unofficial) title of reigning champion year group.

  Task 2: Multiplying TO x TO using factors (2-digits by 2-digits) (pages 32 and 33)

  • Must: complete Challenge 1.
  • Should: complete Challenge 1 and Challenge 2.
  • Could: complete Challenge 1, Challenge 2 and Challenge 3.

If the factors method described in the book is confusing or too tricky, you can use either the grid method or the formal long method for multiplication. Check out the videos below for a reminder how to carry out each method:

 

Thursday 30th April:

 Task 1: Choose and play a game from the 'Play' section on Mathletics.

 Task 2: Solving word problems (pages 34 and 35)

  • Must: complete Challenge 1.
  • Should: complete Challenge 1 and Challenge 2.
  • Could: complete Challenge 1, Challenge 2 and Challenge 3.

There is also an extension task available to download below - scroll to the bottom of this page to download it.

 

Friday 1st May:

 Task 1: Spend 5-10 minutes practising your times tables on TTRockStars. Let's keep up our (unofficial) title of reigning champion year group.

 Task 2: Number Pattern Investigation

Download the Number Pattern Investigation sheet below. Carefully read through the explanation and instructions.

Can you work out the number patterns for the different caterpillar ages suggested?

How old would the longest caterpillar be?

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