August6

Predict: I predict that This is about numbering and problem solving

read: Each bead has a value according to its colour. The values of the first three strings of beads are given. what is the value of the last string.

Clarify: nothing to clarify

Big question: what is the value of the last chain of beads.

Mathematicians toolbox: work backwards and test all possibility’s

Solve: I solved this by working backwards and testing all possibilities I tried starting with numbers and the first two added up but the third one didn’t which meant I couldn’t work out what the last one was going to be because I hadn’t had the right numbers, I kept trying and got it right and everything added up

summary: this question was about problem solving and getting right numbers in order.

July31

Predict: I predict this is going to be about orderings of numbers

Read: The sum of three consecutive whole numbers is 96. What are the three numbers.

Clarify: nothing to clarify

Big question: Three numbers to get to ninety six

Mathematicians toolbox: Write a sum or number sentence.

Solve: I know that 30 times 30 is 90 but three numbers to get to ninety six would have to be 31, 32, 33 so 1 plus 2 plus 3 equals 6

summary: This question was problem solving and getting to the number ninety six.

June18

Predict: I predict this is going to be about counting the rolls of dice in snakes and ladders

Read: If you could roll the same number every time, what number would you choose so that you could move from s to f in the least number of rolls.

clarify: nothing to clarify

Big question: If you could roll the same number throughout the game what would it be to have the least number of turns.

Mathematicians toolbox: I have seen a similar problem

solve: When you usually play snakes and ladders everyone hopes they get 6 because it is the highest number, because it is the highest you move more spaces and that would get you to the end quicker than any of the other numbers

Summary: This question was about thinking about the numbers on a dice so that you could see what numbers would have least moves.

May15

Predict: I predict this will be about multiplication

Read: complete the multiplication table

Clarify: nothing to clarify

big question: complete the multiplication table

mathematicians toolbox: I have seen a similar problem

solve: I solved this by using my multiplication skills

summary: This question was about the multiplication table and using multiplication to complete it.

May8

Predict: I predict this will involve multiplying numbers and adding them into a table.

Read: complete the multiplication table

clarify: nothing to clarify

big question: complete the multiplication table

mathematicians toolbox: I have seen a similar problem

solve: I solved this by using times table skills

summary: this was about multiplication problem solving.

August12

predict: I predict this is about location

Read: Whose locker is located at c1

Clarify: nothing to clarify

Big Question: Whose locker is located at c1

Mathematicians toolbox: I have seen a similar problem

Solve: I solved this question by using the chart on the math mate sheet to tell me whose locker was at c1 which that person was Bartlett!

Summary: This question was about location and whose locker was at c1

July24

Predict: I predict this will be about measuring

Read: how many small squares are needed to cover the large square

clarify: nothing to clarify

big question: how many small squares are needed to fill the big square

Mathematical toolbox: have I seen a similar problem

solve: there were dots in the middle of the square to probably give a clue and I noticed four small squares to cover it so that was my answer

summary: this question is about measuring and knowing what can fill the square.

June21

predict: I predict this is about measurement

Read write in litres 1000 millilitres

clarify: nothing to clarify

big Question: what 1000 millilitres is in litres

mathematical toolbox: I have seen a similar problem

solve: I solved this by thinking of the similar problem I saw and using that as a strategy

summary: this was about transferring millilitres into litres

June21

Predict: I predict this is going to be about numbers and putting them in positions

Read: Fill in the digits 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 so that the sum on every side of the triangle is nine

Clarify: nothing to clarify

big Question: what numbers go in the boxes to equal nine

mathematicians toolbox: Draw diagram or graph

solve: I solved this by concentrating properly on the question and putting them in the right places

summary: This question was about problem solving and numbers and involves adding

May22

predict: I predict this is going to be about numbers and adding things up.

read: Enter a number in each circle so that the number on each line equals the sum of the numbers at each end

clarify: nothing to clarify

big question: to find the numbers on each end to equal the right number

mathematicians toolbox: I have seen a similar problem

solve: I eventually found the numbers that equal the ones on each line

summary: this question was about finding the right numbers and I got my question right! the numbers were 4, 10 and 7.

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