Here are the answers for Thursday’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 tables. Perhaps, you could try speeding up the x4 table? Some of you may need to challenge yourselves to the x3 or x6.
The best way to start “equivalent fractions” is to be hands-on! If you can bake some fairy cakes or use sweets, that would be ideal.
Cut one into two equal pieces = two halves (1/2)
Cut an identical cake into four equal pieces = four quarters (1/4)
Now, you can see that one half (1/2) or a cake is equal to two quarters of a cake (2/4)
1/2 = 2/4 These are equivalent fractions
Count out 6 sweets and put into two equal piles = two halves (1/2)
You should have 3 out of 6 in each pile = 3/6 = 1/2
1/2 = 3/6 These are equivalent fractions
The link below should explain everything you need for today’s lesson (Lesson 5 – Step 10 on this page):
Today, the focus is on using bar models to help solve equivalent fraction questions.
It includes bar models like this:
Count the blocks along the top row – there are 4. So, these are quarters (1/4).
Three are coloured so the purple shading represents “3 out of 4” = 3/4
Count the blocks along the bottom row – there are 8. So, these are eighths (1/8). Six are coloured so the blue shading represents “6 out of 8” = 6/8
Because the purple and the blue blocks are exactly the same length, this means that they are equivalent. So, 3/4 = 6/8
Today’s maths work:
Diary – ongoing optional task
Now that you have been reminded how to write a dairy, perhaps you could start one for the time we are off school? You could use the back of your writing book or find a whole new, special book/note pad. Diaries are written for you to read, not anyone else, so you can write down how you are feeling. They can include pictures too. The entry each day does not need to be long.
Today’s literacy is poetry again
Now you have read a poem out loud, it is time for you to try and write one.
DO NOT EXPECT THIS TO HAPPEN FIRST TRY! YOU NEED TO PERSEVERE AND KEEP IMPROVING. EDIT MANY TIMES.
Lots of poems have rhyme within them. Sometimes the rhyme is in the middle of a line:
I like to rhyme, all the time
Sometimes the rhyme is at the end of the lines:
One little fish
Swimming in her dish
Instead of paragraphs, poems have verses. In a verse, there could be four lines. Often, the ends of the first and third lines rhyme and the ends of the second and fourth lines rhyme (ABAB):
Pretty penguins slid off the ice (A)
Swift seals jumped into the sea (B)
Obviously, Orcas thought a snack would be nice (A)
And hunted them down with glee (B)
I have used words that start with the same letter – alliteration
I have used adjectives – pretty, swift
This is the sort of poem I would like you to try and write. Can you write two verses?
Stage 1) To start, you need to plan your ideas. Decide what it is going to be about. How about an animal that lives in an extreme climate – scorpion, orca, penguin, camel or you perhaps a desert or sea trench. The choice is yours.
Stage 2) Think of some interesting facts about your topic. You may need to list facts about a scorpion or about deserts.
Stage 3) Make a list of great adjectives that you could include.
Stage 4) Write a list of rhyming pairs that you could use: ice/nice, sea/glee
Here is a link to a rhyming dictionary to help you:
Stage 5) Be a poet! Just jot ideas down. Keeping changing and editing… good luck.
Stage 6) Write up your poem and decorate.
Perhaps you could now plan a poem for the inside of your Easter cards.