# Maths

Day 1 (Do not complete if your child is in school Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday)

Maths – Fractions – Finding a quarter of shapes and objects.

Think about what we looked at last week. We were looking at halving objects and amounts. When we halve something, we need to split it into two equal groups.

This time we are going to be looking at sharing our shapes and objects into quarters!

When we split and object into quarters we need to have 4 equal groups.

What would all 4 pieces have to be? They would have to be equal as we are sharing equally.

To do this we have to half the shape and then half it again! This helps us to get 4 equal parts.

Get a piece of A4 paper or similar. How are we going to find a quarter?

Half it and half it again!

What is the first thing we need to do? Fold the paper equally in half. What do we need to do now? Fold it equally again!

If you unfold the paper you should see that there are 4 equal parts to the shape. How many folds did we do? 2

Have a go at trying it with a different shape. You could cut out some circles, rectangles, squares to help you with this.

Challenge: Can you fold the same shape into quarters but in a different way?

Can you remember the important rules to finding a quarter?

• When we split something into quarters it has 4 equal parts.
• A quarter is one of the 4 equal parts.
• All 4 parts must be equal.
• We can find a quarter of a shape by folding it in half and then half again.

Day 2 (Do not complete if your child is in school Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday)

Maths – Fractions – Finding a quarter of amounts.

Today we will be sharing amounts into quarters.

When we looked at quarters yesterday, how many groups did we need when sharing into quarters? – 4!

What must each group be? Equal!

Have 12 objects e.g. dinosaurs, cubes, sweets and explain how we need to share these into quarters.

To do this you could use bowls or plates to help share things out. You could even share objects out between 4 of your favourite teddies so that each teddy gets the same amount.

Each teddy will then have a quarter so we can then say what a quarter of 12 is.

When we share out an amount, share one object at a time to each of the bowls/plates/teddies.

Now you can see how much is a quarter of 12. (3)

Can you say the sentence that corresponds? One quarter of 12 is 3!

Repeat with 20 objects. Share into quarters, count and repeat the sentence. A quarter of 20 is 5!

Children to find a quarter of an amount using objects. Repeat with different amounts within 20. These must be divisible by 4.

Try finding a quarter of these numbers.

4, 8, 12, 16, 20.

Day 3

Place Value – Tens and Ones

Make some tens cards 10.20.30.40.50.60.70.80.90

and some ones cards 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.

Then overlap them to make a two-digit number.

For example: 20 and 5 = 25.

Find the number you have make on your 100 square.

Make a pair of numbers, find them on the 100 square and compare them greater than and less than.

For example: 35 < 47   and   82 > 29

Have a look at the power point. The crocodiles mouth opens wide for the largest number.

Day 4

Place Value – Tens and Ones

Can you make two-digit numbers again today and find the numbers on your 100 square.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8sfr82/articles/zw4g2nb

This time you could make your tens and ones with things like straws and buttons, or whatever you can lay your hands on.

Can you add 10 more and write the new number?

Example 32 + 10 = 42

Can make 10 less and write the new number?

Example 83 – 10 = 73

Can you add 1 more and write the new number?

Example 65 + 1 = 66

Can you make 1 less and write the new number?

Example 74 – 1 = 73

Discussion

Talk about which digit changes. Look at the 100 square and see if you move forwards or backwards, or up and down.

Day 5

2D Shape Dinosaurs

Can you design some shape dinosaurs using 2D shapes?

What are the total number of straight sides used?

What are the total number of curved sides used?

What are the total number of corners?

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