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You should now have the worksheets and teaching power-points for these maths lessons. Write down any questions or things you don't understand Mrs Outhwaite will be in contact each day to see how you are getting on.


Monday - add and subtract fractions (1)

Tuesday - add and subtract fractions (2)

Wednesday - adding mixed numbers

Thursday - adding fractions

Friday - times table practise, complete some of the other problems you have been given to include square/prime numbers.


Monday - subtract mixed numbers

Tuesday - subtract fractions



Monday 23rd Nov


We will be looking at fractions later, but I will wait to see if Teams is available first.


While you wait, we can look at angles inside triangles. There are two lots of questions, and if you can't print them then copy them into your notebooks and answer them there. It's a fair amount of work so see how many you can do in an hour. 


Tuesday 24 Nov


Angels at a point - this should be quick revision

Wednesday 25 Nov


Year 6s need to be able to calculate the area of triangles. At this point you may hear grown ups saying, 'Oh yes, that's just half base times height.' And it's true but probably not very helpful right now.


I want you to complete this sheet  and find the area of all the rectangles. It's quite easy (Y4 work actually). But when you've finished, get a ruler and draw one line diagonally across each rectangle from corner to corner.


Each rectangle will now be made up of 2 triangles. What do you notice about each pair of triangles? Can you tell what the area of each one is?


Ignore anyone who is getting you to use a formula. Simply look at the triangles and think about them. Everything else will follow from this.

Thursday 26 Nov


Today it's area of triangles with the formula


There are links here to some videos which will help to explain. Some are American, so they call in math and use inches and feet sometimes. Don't be put off - we know these measures exist, so no need to panic. Watch all of them and let me know which you prefer.


If you prefer a written explanation, try this:


Now for the work

Friday 27 Nov

Today's work is terrifyingly difficult....area of triangles without squared paper. But by now you're all big tough area-of-triangle-finding mathematicians and you just don't need the pretty background paper. Honest. You'll fly.


Complete this work and I am more than happy. A couple of you, in best Oliver Twist fashion have asked for more, and I will put up some extra work - but only if you really feel happy to do it. Later on, I'll cover it in class properly. So if you find it confusing, stop and congratulate yourself on mastering angles in triangles, angles at a point and area of triangles.

Extra Shape 


Circles have parts, and part of our job as mathematicians is to know the words. More stuff to remember I'm afraid. Yet one question in the last SATs paper we did gave you a point for knowing what radius and diameter meant (and being able to calculate 2 x 20).

One sheet has information, the other a few tasks. Don't bother to draw circles unless you have a pair of compasses - it's not important yet.


Volume is just measuring 3D space - if you can do area then volume is just one more step.


It helps to imagine space, and if you have Lego, then use the '2 x 2' square bricks to form cuboids (on a base plate to hold them together might help). In my head I can imagine the 'slices' of bricks, and see how many bricks per slice.


Eventually it becomes another basic formula - length x width x height.