Solving equations using the bar model.
Spot the rule
Y5: Identify functions and write outputs in terms of n.
Y6: Write and use simple formulae.
Y5: Solve equations, including bar model and geometry examples.
Y6: Solve equations, including bar model and geometry examples; list solutions for equations with two unknowns.
Y5: Complete sequences by deducing their step increase/ decrease.
Y6: Find the 10th, 100th then nth term for sequences.
Y5: Draw the next ‘Y’ or ‘V’ shape in a sequence. Find a relationship between the number of shapes in the pattern and its position in the sequence.
Y6: Draw the next ‘spinner’/ ‘staircase’ in a sequence. Find a relationship between the number of shapes in the pattern and its position in the sequence.
Y5/Y6: Scale a pizza recipe to make different numbers of pizzas.
Y5: Identify ratios; shade rows of squares to given ratios.
Y6: Shade squares within rectangles to given ratios.
Y5: Divide increasing numbers of flower bulbs, while maintaining the same proportion of each.
Y6: Write equivalent percentages for given fractions; calculate percentages of amounts
Rehearsing & understanding times tables
In-depth Investigation: Mystery Age
Y3: Children use their knowledge of the 3, 4, and 5 times tables to work out mystery numbers.
Y4: Children use their knowledge of the 5, 6, and 8 times tables to work out mystery numbers.
In-depth investigation: Stars and Crosses
Children find totals of the numbers in shapes on a 1–1 00 grid, make generalisations and then write a formula to find the total of any similar shape on the grid.
A presentation is available to guide children through the investigation.