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 explore six-digit numbers using a 'trick' based on reduced numbers (casting out nines).
Children explore the facts that Arabic numbers use a base of 10, we can write numbers using a base of 3, and Roman numbers have no base.
Children work sytematically to find equivalent percentages of different amounts.
Children use knowledge of angles to draw lines of incidence and reflection on billiard tables of differing proportions. They identify patterns and make predictions.
No investigations for SATs week. Good luck!
Chidren use Durer's Magic Square and create two- or three-digit numbers and find the difference between different pairs. They identify patterns.
Children create a triangle of odd numbers and identify the patterns when rows are summed or their end numbers are averaged.
Children find the product of a pair of two-digit numbers then reverse the digits of both numbers and find an identical product.
Children apply their knowledge of time to solve a multi-step problem involving dates and organised reasoning.
Children work out the capacity of their classroom.
Children find the answers to a sequence of fraction multiplications and look for patterns in the answers.
Children divide 1234, 2345, 3456 by 3, 4, 5.... and look for patterns in the remainders or decimal parts of the exact answers.