Year 10 have been revising many of the different maths topics that we have learnt so far during the summer term. We wanted the pupils to be able to recap on their knowledge ahead of the half term break.
Much of the maths work for the first half of the summer term has focussed on learning our six, seven, eight and nine times table. Different pupils are helped with different strategies in this task, depending on their learning needs.
Maths dominoes is a popular game that the pupils have been playing. We work with a set of cards, which show a number followed by a sum. The challenge is to find the answer to the sum, and then make the connection between the different domino cards.
Other Year 10 students have been completed a calculated colouring sheet. As the name suggests, we use a calculator to help complete some colour-coded questions. An example might be that the number 12 is associated with the colour yellow. Wherever we see a sum on our sheet that has an answer of yellow, we then colour this segment in yellow.
Year 10 have also been looking at Venn diagrams as part of our maths work for the summer term. The students have been looking at the concept of sorting similar and different items. This work has been very practical. We have set up table activities. The pupils have been sorting animals or shapes by using the headings for each section of the Venn diagram.
All students are given some individual iPad learning time at the end of their maths lesson. This is an opportunity to explore the maths-based apps that we have researched and made available for the students to use.