by robdolphin | Aug 5, 2023 | Add & Subtract, Data Handling, Large Numbers, Multiply & Divide, Numbers and Data, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdfs

Investigate the populations of towns or countries and learn how to work out how many more people live in one town than another and how many times bigger one town is compared with another. Consolidates skills in reading, rounding, subtracting and dividing large numbers...
by robdolphin | Apr 15, 2023 | Counting, Cross-curricular Investigations, Estimation, Length & Distance, Measurement, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdfs, Practical Measurement, Proportionality, Resources

An outdoor team challenge to estimate the height of a building, either by counting bricks, using shadows or using similar triangles. Covers skills in estimating, measuring, minimising errors and ratio....
by robdolphin | Apr 15, 2023 | Averages, Conversion Tables, Maps, Distances and Travel, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdfs, Resources, Speed, Time

An investigation into flight times for an aeroplane between different places. Covers map scales, averages, conversion tables and speeds....
by robdolphin | Apr 15, 2023 | Averages, Cross-curricular Investigations, Estimation, Length & Distance, Measurement, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdfs, Practical Measurement, Resources, Rounding, Significant Figures, Volume

Estimate distances, work with volume of cuboids, convert metric volumes – cm3 – litre – m3, measure with metre sticks, minimise sources of error, average using the median, draw diagrams, round numbers and find out about significant figures. Wow!...
by robdolphin | Apr 15, 2023 | Averages, Conversion Tables, Length & Distance, Maps, Distances and Travel, Measurement, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdfs, Proportionality, Resources

Create a table relating distances on a globe to distances in real life and then use this to calculate distances between places around the world. Covers concepts in measurement, averaging to minimise errors and the use of conversion tables....
by robdolphin | Apr 15, 2023 | Compass Directions, Cross-curricular Investigations, Length & Distance, Measurement, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdfs, Practical Measurement, Symmetry, Time

Investigate how the length and direction of a shadow change during the course of a day. Learn about compass directions, symmetry, practical measurement using a metre stick, time (am/pm) and use of a table to display results....