Here are the answers for yesterday’s maths work:
Maths starter activity:
Write down your score in the back of your maths book. Can you beat yesterday’s score? In class, we have been working on speeding up the x2, x5 and x10. Perhaps, you could try speeding up the x4 table?
You may find it helpful to draw a place value grid as they can be used to partition numbers.
For example, 364 can be partitioned into 300 + 60 + 4
This is the grid that you already know:
This lesson introduces the idea that as “One” can be split into 10 equal parts called tenths, there is another column in the place value grid called “Tenths”.
Between the whole numbers “Ones” and those less than One, there is a “dot” called a decimal place.
So, if you have one tenth, you can put a 1 in the tenth (1/10) column. You must then put in the decimal point and a 0 in the Ones/Units column.
One tenth = 0.1
6 / 10 = Six tenths = 0.6 (Read as “Nought point six”)
If you need extra help, Log into Espresso. The username for Espresso is 'student29797' and the password is 'quinton'. Try searching “tenths as decimals”
If you have completed your story, here is an extra writing task for you to try - write some speech (dialogue) between your two characters in the story.
Speech – Steps to Success
- Pick a scene from your story
- Imagine what the two characters may say to each other – you could act this out with someone to ensure it makes sense
- Write down the speech and use a highlighter pen to show who says which bits. For example:
- Alex might say: How do we get back? I want to go back home now.
- Sam might say: Don’t worry, I know exactly how we can find the door home
- Now think of a “said word” for each line of speech (it can go at the start or end)
- Alex asked How do we get back? I want to go back home.
- Don’t worry, I know exactly how we can find the way home replied Sam.
- Now put “inverted commas” around the parts that are said (these are often called speech marks)
- Alex asked “How do we get back? I want to go back home.”
- “Don’t worry, I know exactly how we can find the way home” replied Sam.
- Look carefully – at where the inverted commas go
- Now add in the commas that are needed for speech
1) Comma before the opening speech mark:
Alex asked, “How do we get back? I want to go back home.”
2) Comma before the final speech mark (unless there is a ? or a !)
“Don’t worry, I know exactly how we can find the way home,” replied Sam.
IMPORTANT – Every time a different character speaks, you need to start a new line.
EXTENSION: Challenge yourself to put the “said word” in the middle of some speech, or mix speech and action.
Here is an example you could follow:
“How do we get back?” asked Alex nervously, “I want to go back home.”
“Don’t worry, I know exactly how we can find the way home,” replied Sam. Stepping forward confidently, Sam strode to the back of the beach and went up to a small cave's entrance. “Come on!” he added.
A few moments later, Alex followed, slowly. His feet dragged on the wet, sticky sand – he did not want to go into the dark, terrifying cave. Suddenly, he heard a sound. A sound he recognised. A sound that instantly reminded him of home - It was their dad singing (badly)!
All fear disappearing, Alex hurtled by his surprised brother, “This way. What are you waiting for?” he laughed.
Good luck! It’s not easy, so don’t worry if you make mistakes – you can edit these with a red pen.