Dice Game 1

Today we have played a very simple, yet very effective dice game.

The game was for 2 players. The first to score a total of 250 or higher wins! In turns each were to roll three dice (any numbered dice work but we played with 1-6). The player then has the TOUGH choice to add two of them together and then multiply their answer by the third dice … DECISIONS, DECISIONS!

Casino dice

For example:

Player 1 rolls three dice and scores a 4, 6 and 2. How can they now score the highest score:

2+4 = 6 x 6 = 36 or

4+6 = 10 x 2 = 20 or

2 + 6 = 8 x 4 = 32

Players keep a running total!

Lots of fun, lots of calculating, lots of FUN MATHS!

Dice 3 Dice 2 Dice 1

Y6 Decimal challenges

Aiming for the 3rd generation lessons again (or at least ones that they’ll remember) this week we have been using dice, counting and coloured links to support learning yet mainly to provide a little more excitement and variety to our lessons!

The first challenge of the week was:

Using coloured counters, make a total of 1.0 in 7 different ways
Red = 0.2
Blue = 0.3
Yellow = 0.4
Green = 0.5
Children were to record their results CLEARLY!
This was a lot of fun … challenging … can be very easily differentiated and practical! I certainly recommend trying it out!
Y6 Maths Fun


Italian Method Multiplication

Times Table Challenge

Starting this week for the next 6-weeks we are holding a ‘Times Table Challenge’ at St Paul’s, for all pupils from Year 1-6. You have 1 week to learn your multiplication facts off-by-heart, then when you are ready ask a member of staff to ‘challenge’ you (they’ll ask you 3 randomly selected questions, e.g. for Week 1; 2×7=?, What is double 6? and How many 10’s make 90?) Get them all correct to WIN!

Week 1: 12th Nov./Challenge 1 = x2 and x10 facts

Week 2: 19th Nov./Challenge 2 = x5 and x4 facts

Week 3: 26th Nov./Challenge 3 = x3 and x8 facts

Week 4: 3rd Dec./Challenge 4 = x6 and x9 facts

Week 5: 10th Dec./Challenge 5 = x7 and x11 facts

Week 6: 17th Dec./Challenge 6 = x12 facts

Good Luck. Mr Cowburn

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