Wednesday 5th May was an exciting opportunity for children at St Michael’s school to compete with other children around the world and children in their class, using ‘live Mathletics’. It was wonderful to be part of such a big maths event. All the children really enjoyed racing against the clock to answer as many questions as possible within the 60 second time limit and they loved discovering the fun of challenging others.
Here are some of their thoughts about World Maths day!
‘I think this maths competition was cool because we got to play with people all over the world and with our school friends.’
‘It was a lot of fun but challenging. The thinking had to be fast and the time run out fast!’
‘It’s amazing because I have never done it before. Everyone is happy and learning at the same time as playing.’
‘It was fun and competitive. You have to use your skills quickly.’
‘I know all of my times tables but it’s hard to do them fast when you’re under pressure.’
‘It was not a thumbs up – it was two thumbs up!’
‘It was great connecting with other people and challenging my friends.’
‘Fun, fun and more fun!’
What a great day!
As much fun as this day was and the children had, it actually links brilliantly to National Curriculum objectives that say children should be taught:
Year 1 – to count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Recall and use doubles of all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves.
Year 2 – Recall and use multiplication and division
facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.
Year 3 – Recall and use the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.
Year 4 – Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12
Year 5/6 – Revision of all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12
We further practise and refine these skills in a fun way through our daily CLIC sessions and weekly BIG MATHS ‘Learn-Its’ challenge, where the children are encouraged to beat their last score.
SAVE THE DATE: Our School NUMBER DAY is scheduled for Friday 28th May. Another exciting opportunity for us to delve into maths!