by robdolphin | Apr 19, 2023 | 2D Shape, Area, Counting, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Extended Explorations, Length & Distance, Measurement, Multiply & Divide, Rounding, Volume

This is an open-ended extended exploration designed to be used over multiple weeks. Each section builds on the learning from the previous one but is does not need all to be completed at once. It begins with measuring packets of food from the store cupboard, moves on...
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 | Add & Subtract, Counting, Multiply & Divide, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdfs, Resources

Make beautiful patterns with this wide-ranging investigation into the digit patterns that you get when you repeatedly add or subtract a single digit to or from a larger number. Links well both to activities for consolidating adding or subtracting a single digit to...
by robdolphin | Apr 15, 2023 | Counting, Multiply & Divide, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdf Practical Activities for Core Skills, Pdfs, Resources

I wonder how many fingers we have here? Just 10? But you have ten, Jamie has ten, Sophie has ten… A lively and engaging talking investigation exploring counting in 10s and 20s beyond 100....
by robdolphin | Apr 15, 2023 | Counting, Multiplication Tables, Multiply & Divide, Pdf - Memorising Activities & Games, Pdfs, Resources

Get clapping and rapping to commit the tables facts (2×1=2, 2×2=4, 2×3=6 etc) to memory....
by robdolphin | Apr 13, 2023 | Counting, Multiplication Tables, Multiply & Divide, Pdf Practical Activities for Core Skills, Pdfs, Resources

Have fun as a whole class developing awareness of where the stations of each table sit in relation to each other. Start by walking, then take flying lessons and finally go ‘Night Time’ to learn to estimate....