Stanford Junior and Infant School
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Watch this space for a new monthly whole school maths challenge. It may be a puzzle, problem, picture, or anything else to do with Maths. Each challenge will be announced in all classes and will run as a competition with prizes for the winners being announced in one of our Friday assemblies. All challenges will also be displayed on this section of the website along with any helpful ideas or resources for support.
We would love to see as many people entering as possible so please encourage your children to take part; all entries will be proudly displayed on our maths challenge board in school.
We look forward to celebrating the wonderful maths!
This month’s Maths Challenge is to make up your own rap, song, poem, rhyme, or produce a picture / poster, to create a memorable way of remembering a times tables. BE CREATIVE! The prizes will go to the most original, funny or catchy entry.
Hand them in to your teacher, or straight to Mrs Smith. There will be a prize for the most original, funny or catchy in each age group.
My own example (to show you what to do) is below, but as always there are no strict rules. Be creative and catch the eye of the judges with something fresh and different (you could even get a parent to film you singing your song or reading your poem and send in the video or audio file, it doesn't have to be written down).
Seedlings: a rhyme to help you count in 1s or 2s would be perfect.
Year 6: how about impressing me with your 17x table, or your 3.1x table?
1 x 10 = 10 … Tea time again.
2 x 10 = 20 … Cake to eat - plenty.
3 x 10 = 30 … I’m chocolate sauce - squirt me.
4 x 10 = 40 … Extra pudding - naughty!
5 x 10 = 50 … Custard on top - nifty!
6 x 10 = 60 … You sit down, I’ll fix tea.
7 x 10 = 70 … Clotted cream from Devon - tea.
8 x 10 = 80 … So good I can’t wait - tea.
9 x 10 = 90 … What a divine tea.
10 x 10 = 100 … 'When’s supper?' I wondered.
The months Maths Challenge competition is to make up a poem, song or rhyme, or produce a picture / poster, to help remember just one of the times tables.Hand them in to your teacher, or straight to Mrs Smith. There will be a prize for the best, most original pictures in each age group. Closing date is Wednesday 5th April.
Square Number: A product made when multiplying a number by itself.
1 x 1
2 x 2
3 x 3
4 x 4
The February Maths Challenge competition is to take photos of objects arranged in square numbers, and paste them onto a sheet of paper, like my example below.
Hand them in to your teacher, or straight to Mrs Smith. There will be a prize for the best, most original pictures in each age group.
4 = cooker, 2 x 2
9 = scissors, 3 x 3
9 = art work, 3 x 3
16 = stamps, 4 x 4
81 = pillow case pattern, 9 x 9 (& 3 x 3)
100 = linen basket, 10 x 10
Mollie, Amelia , George, Emily and Sophie
Entries to the January Maths Challenge are now closed. Here is some of the latest fantastic work submitted. Winners (and a new challenge) will be announced this week (w/c 4th February)
Seedlings/ Sunflower: Bella
Pumpkin/ Poppy : Amelia
Juniper/ Star Anise : William
Mustard/ Barley: Jake
The first Maths Challenge competition is to design, draw and colour your own tessellating / repeating pattern, like the ones above. Hand them in to your teacher, or straight to Mrs Smith. There will be a prize for the best pattern in Reception - year 2, and the best in year 3 - 6. Closing date is January 31st.
A few special papers below that might inspire some tessellating pattern ideas. Please feel free to download and use them:
Click on them to download