On NZMaths there is a fabulous Fairytale tasks exploring the words we use to describe probability. The lesson uses the following Fairytales/ Legends:
Little Red Riding Hood
The Gingerbread Man
If you don't have these books at home, use Epic to search for the titles, verbally re-tell or use YouTube.
There is a pack for each fairytale (see Little Red Riding Hood, to the left). These can be accessed at this link and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Discuss each picture in the pack and whether you would find these objects in the story. Decide which heading it would go under e.g. an octopus 'won't' be in the story, a hedgehog 'might' be in the story.
The words included in the lesson include: always, perhaps, certain, possible, impossible, will, might, won’t, will, maybe, never, yes, maybe, no.
A fact family is a set of number sentences that contain the same three numbers.
Shapes and Symbols in Flags
Who Sank the Boat?
Let's go fly a kite!
Click on the image to watch kites flying at the 2021 New Brighton Kite day. Make your own kite, click on this link for an idea of how to. decorate your kite with bold, geometrical patterns that can be seen high in the sky!
In this task (from https://nrich.maths.org/2404 ), you are going to make robot monsters. There are heads, middles and lower parts to each robot (blue, yellow and green backgrounds).
"What is the tallest Robot Monster that you can make using one head, one body and one set of legs?
In a friendly game of basketball, you and your friends scored 20 points as a team. Each goal is worth one point. Who was on your team? How many points did each person score? Draw or write how you solved this and email a picture to your teacher. EXTRA CHALLENGE: Find a different answer to this problem.
There are 24 slices of bread in a loaf. How many sandwiches could you make out of one loaf?
Extra for experts: If each sandwich was cut into four, (e.g. into quarters) how many pieces would there be altogether?