We couldn’t just choose two superstar mathematicians this week – so we have three! Congratulations to all three who have shown real determination, resilience and perseverance over the week solving some quiet tricky calculations.

# Maths

## Mathematician Of The Week

## Mathematicians of the Week

Congratulations to our two newest Mathematicians of the Week! These two have shown great determination over the past few weeks and challenged themselves to try extra tricky problems. Well done both of you!

## *Mathematicians of the Week Announcement*

Congratulations to our two newest Mathematicians of the Week in Opal and Quartz classes! Both boys have been working really hard to develop their standard methods for division and multiplication. Well done boys and keep it up!

## Maths – ‘What is the same and what is different?’

**What is the same and what is different?**

**‘What is the same and what is different when you multiply by 100?’**

**‘What is the same and what is different about 3-7 and 7-3?’**

**‘What is the same, what is different about 24 + 47, 204 + 307, 6.4 + 5.7 and 2304 + 2407?’**

These are some of the challenging questions that Year Six have been solving this morning. Tricky, puzzling, confusing – we really had to think about what the question was asking us. The card wasn’t simply wanting us to solve a calculation, or even to just find the answer to a problem, we had to *explain *the calculation and *describe *how each part of the problem was either the same or different.

For example:

‘What is the same, what is different about 7 x 80 = 560, 7 x 8 = 56and7 x 0.8 = 5.6?’

All questions are using the digits 0, 8 and 7. By moving the digits under different column headings (dividing by 10 & 100), we are able to see how the answers have changed, but are still all different and getting smaller.

## Mathematicians of the Week

Congratulations to our TWO newest Mathematicians of the Week in Year Six. Both boys have been working extremely hard and showing an excellent understanding of place value and rounding challenging numbers. Well done both of you!

## Mathematician of the Week: Opal Class

What a superstar Mathematician of the Week we have in Opal Class this week. He’s been super hard working and trying his best this week, which has really impressed both Mrs Vaughan and Miss Senior. Well done!

## Mathematician of the Week: Quartz Class

Congratulations to our newest Mathematician of the Week in Quartz Class today. He’s been working really hard and all week and impressing his teachers – well done you!

## 🎲 It’s Maths Time 🎲

Year Six have wasted no time in getting stuck back in to work and numeracy has been no exception.

Here we are refreshing our brains on how to partition 2, 3 & 4 digit numbers, as well as what the value of each digit is. This knowledge is SO important for many numeracy calculations and problems.

## Times Tables

In the run up to SATs, the Year Sixes are competeing in a daily times tables challenge – 150 times tables in just 3 1/2 minutes.

Mr Sieczkarek and Miss Senior, who aren’t competitive at all, decided to take part yesterday!

But guess what? Neither of them were top of the leader board!

## Mathematicians of the Week

Congratulations to our two newest Mathematicians of the Week in Opal & Quartz classes. What an excellent end to a fast-paced week!