Article 28: You have the right to an education.
Across school this week we have worked as resilient, accurate and positive Mathematicians as we have celebrated Maths Week England. We listened to a Maths assembly on Tuesday with Mrs Simpson-May and found out about Shakuntala Devi, an Indian female writer known as the human-computer. Her talents earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in the year 1982. It was said she could out- perform the fastest computers of her times. She correctly multiplied two 13-digit numbers in just 28 seconds at Imperial College London.
For this week’s Magic Maths task in Y3, the children have investigated how many different ways they can create a tower out of a red block, yellow block and blue block. They worked well on this task, discussing with their peers the different ways of creating the towers. As a challenge, they then added a green block to the towers to see how many different ways they could create a tower once they had four blocks. Great work Y3!
As part of Maths Week England, Year 4 took part in a Now Press Play experience. Children followed and engaging story and used their mental maths skills to solve a range of real life problems.
Y5 have been solving Yohaku puzzles. A yohaku is a new type of number puzzle that tests both number sense and problem-solving skills. Each yohaku is either an additive or a multiplicative puzzle and Y5 have tried both with great success!
Y6 have been reflecting on our Maths quote from Shakuntala Devi: “Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” Y6 have investigated different pictures and focused on the question ‘Where’s the Maths in that?’ Everyone worked with creativity to annotate the pictures with ideas about what Maths can be linked to each. The task brought thoughtful discussion and excellent knowledge and understanding of where Maths can be found.