# Numeracy

Mental Maths

Mental Maths warm ups continue as normal.  Remember to read each question carefully and work on becoming more accurate as the week goes on.  You should have plenty of time to look over your answers and see where you are making mistakes.  This will help you to avoid making them next time.

This week you should be completing Monday - Thursday pages 66 -67

Tables

This week we will be looking at some 3D shape facts.

We would like you to investigate and learn the properties of these shapes.

CUBE                         CYLINDER

CUBOID                     PYRAMID

SPHERE                    TRIANGULAR PRISM

CONE                         HEMISPHERE

Think about how many faces, edges and vertices (corners) each shape has.

Can you play a guessing game where you give the properties of a shape and someone has to guess the shape?

Have you or your brothers and sisters got building blocks you could use for investigating shapes?

Numberwork

This week we will be revising our adding and subtraction skills.  There will be HTU and THTU.  Start where you feel comfortable and work up to the more difficult worksheets. We have included various levels of adding and subtracting so don't feel that you need to do all of these worksheets.

Data Handling

This week we are going to be looking at extracting information from various types of graphs and charts.

In these worksheets you will find tally charts, bar charts, pictograms, carroll diagrams and venn diagrams.

We would suggest taking one of these worksheets per day so that you can clearly distinguish between each type of graph.

Word Problems

These word problems give us an opportunity to try out all the mathematical skills we have learnt.  Read the questions carefully and decide on the best approach.  Remember to think about the information in the question and decide if it is necessary -  sometimes there are facts and numbers you don't need.  It's up to you to decide.

Some people have been in touch this week to say that these word problems are causing them a bit of a problem (and that's just the Mums and Dads!).  The main issue with word problems is that they do not always have only one way of solving them.  They are meant to be discussed and solved in a group or with a partner.  Is there anyway you could do that this week?  A family member? Can you use technology to connect with others in the class?

The other thing to remember is that we can't do everything at once, sometimes we need to split these worksheets over a few days.  The first three questions should be ok for most people.  The middle three will need a bit more thought.  The final three are the extension questions and are designed to make you think.  Just do your best.

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