During the week 12th June 2017 we held our Maths Money Week as part of a national focus money ran by pfeg.
On Monday every class was given £10 by Mr. Payne to use to buy resources, or in any way they needed, to ensure they made a profit as part of a mini-enterprise task. Each class in their lessons learned about money, had various problem-solving tasks and also had the job of deciding how to make the most money at our Maths Fair.
Each class prepared for the Maths fair by deciding on what to sell, create marketing posters, prices etc. for their stall on the fair. On Friday all parents were invited to spend time at our fair visiting the various stalls which included games, cakes, ice-creams, crafts all made by the children. The children had a great time selling items to the parents, handling money and giving change. Each class can now spend their profit as they choose!
The children in Monkeys class in Reception have been learning about money and have enjoyed matching amounts using coins to the numicon plates. The children were exploring and naming coins and solving money problems.
Across our school we are using concrete resources from our Maths HelpDesks to help us with our learning. Have a look at some of the resources we have been using and photos of Maths Displays from some of our classrooms.
Year 6 children were investigating volume and exploring the dimensions needed to give the maximum volume.
Year 6 children explored volume using cubes to establish their understanding before moving onto more abstract questions.
Can you beat any of the records set below?!
Fun Pancake Maths Facts
Did you know…?
- The largest pancake ever made was in Rochdale, Manchester in 1994. It was 15.01m in diameter, 2.5cm thick and weighed 3 tonnes.
- The record for the most number of pancake flips in 1 minute is 140.
- The highest pancake toss came to 9.47m in New York in 2010.
- The most pancakes ever made in 1 hour is 1093 and this challenge was completed by an American restaurant owner in 2013