At Merton Park we use the principals of mastery to teach maths.
We focus on the depth of understanding rather than skimming the surface with facts. We teach the facts through fluency within the lesson and then deepen with problem solving and reasoning.
Here are two short videos from Debbie Morgan, (director of primary maths) explaining this in more detail.
Year six have been playing this game in class. Can you catch the robber for the cops?
There are four levels so start and level 1 and see how well you can do. William came up with an amazing theory for level 3 so if you get stuck you might want to ask him.
Have fun little cops.
What have been searching for 2d shapes within this star. So far we have found triangles, quadrilaterals and pentagons. How many of each of these can you find? What other 3d shapes can you name and count?
Here is the rule book we made for year four last year.
Maths rule book NG
Let us know if we can help with anything else.
This is the problem year three were trying to tackle today. Here is the link to the site but don’t look a the answers.
Any ideas from the rest of the school would be brilliant. The problem looks like this.
Some of you have been exploring the bar model method in your classes.
Can you solve these?
If you can what patterns can you see?
Where else might this model be useful?
The link below takes you to some amazing challenges. Some you might find easy and some are quite tricky. Give one a go and let us know how you got on and what did it teach you? How much can you improve?
Year three played this game today in their maths lesson.
How good are you at counting how much money is in the piggy bank?
You can choose the coins you know so you have the right challenge. Try it out.
How are you all getting on with the challenges?
Are you doing the gold bars or the live maths?
Have any of you achieved on of the certificates? (Remember there are three levels.) If yes please come and tell me or add a post and tell us all the certificate you have won and your name and class.