Maths Problem Solving

I’ve had my fractions knowledge tested today. The Year 6s were talking to me about lowest common denominators when comparing two fractions with different denominators and the Y4s were finding fractions of amounts.

I am very impressed with the presentation of their books, the methods and strategies used; and the quality marking from both teachers and peers.

Here is a ‘wish’ from one of the Y4s which isn’t quite mathematically correct. She wrote this ‘wish’ in her friends book. Who can reply and tell me why?

“There are 30 children in the class. 1/4 of them leave the room. How many are left?”

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Wonderful Work on a Monday!

It’s wonderful to receive visits from children across the school who show me their work. This always brightens up my Monday. I’ve read all about Cats in Y2 in a fabulous non-chronological report. I’ve read some amazing, descriptive writing about¬†Harry Potter from a Y5 writer; and some Y4s came to show me how they worked collaboratively on solving fractions of amounts using the bar modelling method.¬†

Amazing Y4 Maths

It’s always nice to receive visitors. I was working on policies in my office and had two Y4 boys show me their amazing maths. They have been working on tricky equivalent fractions using difficult multiples. Both boys had deepened their thinking and had challenged each other with personalised wishes. It’s always nice to see peer marking too in books. Well done boys! Keep this up. I can’t wait to see more.