Maths week 2018 Hi everyone For those of you who don’t know week 4 (Monday 13 August- Friday 17 August) is Maths Week. We have all sorts of things happening in classes and schools all over New Zealand as part of this. We decided to add something extra to our week with a challenge for everyone in our Primary School. We thought that parents might like to have a go at this one too. So here’s the investigation….
This board is 1m x 1m. We are wondering how many students we can fit onto this square standing up. What do you think? We are going to estimate first and then we are going to measure it. Have a go at estimating, and we’ll let you know how we get on with photographic evidence 😊
Week 9 I am feeling super generous because it is close to the end of the term, so I'll be giving away two vouchers again this week. This is a super fun game and quite addictive. You can just send me an email with your ideas about a winning strategy.
Week 7 and 8 Because I was late, I am going to give you two to think about and you will have until the end of Week 8 to get your pictures to me. We will be giving way two vouchers, so give it a go!
Weeks 5 and 6 Because these are short weeks we are going to put them together! You have until Wednesday the 13th June to get your photo in of you and your whanau trying to solve this problem together...and then you'll be in the draw for the Civic video voucher. Thanks Civic Video!
Week 3, Term 2 Heeni was our winner from last week. sorry for the lateness of this week's puzzle - you will have till next Monday to get your answers in to me.
Week 2, Term 2 Don't forget to send me a photo or picture of your workings out and you'll go into the draw for a video voucher! 2 entries if you managed to get your family doing it too!
Week 1 - Term 2 Some of the students have already attempted this one last year with Mrs Edwards, but don't let that stop you from trying to work it out yourself. If your child thinks they know how this is done, make sure you ask them to explain it to you!
Well done Joseph May - awesome explanation of how to solve the zombie bridge problem.
April 5th The Temple of Gloom Somewhere in a steamy part of planet Earth which is infected by mosquitoes, snakes, poisonous spiders and all manner of other nasty creatures, Indy-Anna Jones has got herself trapped in another Temple of Gloom. In order to activate the delicately balanced combinations of granite rock blocks that will shoot her to the surface and safety, she has to put 21 stones in the 6 circles in front of her.
Those circles are placed to make an equilateral triangle. Each circle has to get at least one stone. But there has to be a different number of stones in each circle and the sum total of the number of stones in each side of the triangle has to be the same.
This is one of the problems we had fun with last weekend. Mrs Edwards had also let this one loose with a couple of classes, so your child may have already seen this.
How do we even begin with a problem like this? Just pick a number and try it out! If it does work, pick another number (from the first number that you tried, do you think you need to pick a bigger or smaller number?)
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