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Challenge of the Week 24/04/2016
The Queen in Numbers.


We love any real world excuse to get maths into learning here at the Maths Shed.
Using the infographics above, children could create their own infographics using the facts.
How else could the numbers be represented in the posters?
Can you write the numbers as words.
Get children to create their own word problems using the numbers.
e.g. The Queen had 6 thrones, she went to B&Q and bought 3 more, how many thrones does she now own?
Using the infographics above, children could create their own infographics using the facts.
How else could the numbers be represented in the posters?
Can you write the numbers as words.
Get children to create their own word problems using the numbers.
e.g. The Queen had 6 thrones, she went to B&Q and bought 3 more, how many thrones does she now own?
Spot the Panda.
Ultimate Find the Panda
Leap Year Test.
Usain Bolt Vs Animals.
usainboltvs.pdf  
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Inspired by the brilliant BBC 1 programme 'The Hunt' and the speed and grace of the cheetah, I wondered how it would match up to Usain Bolt  and found this. It can be downloaded and you could add other creatures and their speed, think land, sea and air.
Real World Maths  Speed of the Space Probe.
Your regular commercial airliner, like a Boeing 747 is fast. A superspy jet like the SR71 Blackbird is much faster than that, travelling at over three times the speed of sound. So how does a deepspace probe like New Horizons, which recently flew past Pluto, compare? Thanks to this animation, you can see it’s very, very fast indeed.
How long would it take you to fly around the world in each?
How long would it take you to fly to the moon?
How long to fly to Mars?
How long to fly to the Sun?
How long would it take you to fly around the world in each?
How long would it take you to fly to the moon?
How long to fly to Mars?
How long to fly to the Sun?
Real World Maths  Mistakes
During the recent BBC coverage of the 'World's Athletic Championships' they made a mistake  can you spot it?
Thanks to Freestyle Maths for this.
Thanks to Freestyle Maths for this.
Maths Shed Showcase.
Holcombe Brook Year 3 and 4 have been using resources from the Numeracy Shed to work on consolidating time.
The EYFS (Mrs Hughe's Class) children have been using the 'Maths Stories' from the Early Years shed to create different problems. What a fantastic job it looks like they are doing!
Video Challenge.

How many cartoon theme tunes can you name?
