Collaborative Learning - Maths Activities

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Fraction Frolics

Description: Fractions can be quite daunting for some students, so this game has been devised to help them recognise the value of fractions both in words and numbers. We have related the activity to food and cooking, so students will also be inventing some original fun dishes. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to work out whether a fraction is more or less than a quarter, a half or a whole number.
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How Much How Many

Description: The aims of this activity are to encourage pupils to know wether they should use ‘how much?’ or ‘how many?’ when describing a quantity. They will also use the language of justification to describe their reasoning.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will have developed the mathematical vocabulary relating to describing a quantity. They will also have practised their reasoning skills.
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Maths Vocabulary

Description: It is important to develop students’ learning and understanding of mathematical vocabulary and reinforce that learning. In this activity students will identify maths words by matching them to other words with the same meaning.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to recognise a variety of maths words and have an increased understanding of their meaning.
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Measuring

Description: Looking at the historical context of the way things used to be measured gives us an understanding of some of the language still used today. We want pupils to imagine that they lived hundreds of years ago and that they need to do some measuring. We have left some squares blank for pupils to put in other ways of measuring. Like many of our activities this one is designed to encourage children to research and produce further examples of tasks and more methods of measuring. Learning Outcomes: Pupils will have gained an understanding of the different ways in which things can be measured.
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More or Less (10-100)

Description: Pupils need practice learning the value of numbers up to 100 and in this activity they have the fun of playing connect four while remembering if a number is more or less than another. Playing will also help develop the pupils vocabulary and their ability to work collaboratively.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to identify a number is more or less than another number as well as improve their vocabulary.
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More than, Less than

Description: This game has been designed to encourage the rapid recall of addition and subtraction in units of 2, 5 and 10 in numbers up to 100, as well as encouraging the language development for “more than” and “less than”. For example 10 more than 10 is 20.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to express which numbers are more than or less than a given number. They will also increase their mental math skills.
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Number Balance

Description: Balancing the weights of various monsters to win battles is a fun way for students to practise making up equal amounts. If a werewolf weighs 18 kilos how many other monsters are needed to make up that weight?Learning Outcomes: Pupils will have practised their mental arithmetic and will be able to compare and balance numbers / weights. 
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Number Bonds

Description: Students can practise the number bonds for 10 and 20, while playing a game. They will roll a dice and progress along a board by working out the difference between 10 or 20 and the number rolled. This activity encourages quick mental arithmetic. Learning Outcomes: Students will have increased their ability to add numbers together quickly through recognising the number bonds for 10 and 20.
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Perfect Paint Palette

Description: Mixing paint to get the right colours in the right quantity is a fun way for pupils to practise ratio. We have used the styles of various famous artists as well as giving pupils the opportunity to mix the paint for their own masterpiece. A great combination of Maths and Art.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to work out the ratio of colours that are needed to make a specific colour.
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Probability

Description: In daily life we are always working out the probability of certain events happening or not. Playing probability connect four will give pupils practise as calculating their chances of picking different coloured cards from different combinations.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will have practised working out the probability and chance of picking specific cards out of ten.
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