This week we are going to practise some of our multiplication and division work. You will remember that we have started to do this in school using our equipment to help us. At home you might want to use lego bricks, pencils, pasta shapes, smarties, to help you solve the problems. We have chosen some work from White Rose Maths as this is the scheme we follow in school, however we have also found out that it is very popular and lots of people are using the website! We have downloaded the activity sheets and written a brief overview of the learning for each lesson.
Lesson 1 is about doubling a number up to the value of 10 (we know one of the questions on the sheet says 15, obviously it shouldn’t be there but you can have a go if you want).
First you need to practise making different doubling amounts. Remember that doubling means adding the same number. Then try doing the worksheet.
Lesson 2 is about dividing an amount into equal groups. Remember in class we have practised grouping into groups of 2, 5 and 10. For instance if I have 10 oranges, how many groups of 2 can I make?
Lesson 3 is about sharing an amount. Remember in class we have practised sharing amounts between, 2, 5 and 10 friends. Can you do this at home and maybe use teddies or small world people to help?
Lesson 4 is about finding half a shape. You can do this practically folding shapes in half but you must remember that the shapes must be identical on both sides for it to actually be folded in half.
Parent/ carer information – the children have only just started this topic and do not yet use the formal ÷ and x symbols. They are still learning to do these sums practically which is an essential skill to develop their understanding. If the question links to counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, then the children can use this skill as well.