Problem-solving Investigations - Year 5/6
Hamilton provide weekly Mixed Year 5/6 maths problem-solving investigations (below). These mixed-age investigations below will be phased out when we phase out our mixed age weekly maths plans. Year 5/6 short maths blocks will be coming during Summer Term for September 2019 and will include investigations for every unit. Find out more about the timetable for Hamilton's Y35/6 maths blocks, including investigations.
Children follow a logic to convert arrangements of dominoes to numbers and then perform a giant addition. They then create their own domino additions.
Children create two amounts of money, one with even digits, one with odd digits and add these. They look for patterns of even/odd in the total.
Children subtract 4-digit and 5-digit numbers and look for patterns in the digital roots.
Children cut squares, rectangles and regular polygons into two parts and see what new shapes they can make by putting the two parts together in different ways.
Children create chains of numbers by finding factors and multiples. Their aim is to create the longest chain possible.
Children explore patterns when multiplying numbers with consecutive digits by 8.
Children find numbers between 100 and 200 that will give a remainder when divided by numbers 2 to 9.
Children find differences between adjacent numbers on a 4 x 4 grid and then explore arrangements on a 3 x 3 grid.
Children find out how many times the digit 9 is used on the 24 hour digital clock between noon and midnight.
Children create fractions with related denominators (Y5) or unrelated denominators (Y6) and then add these, turning improper fractions into mixed numbers.
Children explore addition patterns on a star derived from a simple magic star.