Maths Without Limits
Opening Young Minds to Endless Possibilities
Investigations within Mathematical Contexts

Multiplication, Division, Fractions & Decimals

There are just three photocopiable investigations in this section. But they will keep your pupils busy for hours!

Between the three investigations you will cover the following skills and concepts:

• how multiplication is a rectangle
• what factors are
• how to make a factor rainbow
• the inverse relationship between multiplication and division
• interpreting remainders in division
• finding fractions of numbers.

Shapes and Angles

Shapes are fascinating!  There are so many things you can investigate about them and they provide a brilliant context for practising all your number skills.

There are five suggested areas for investigation here and each of them is BIG – so you can come back to them again and again to explore in more depth. Here are the skills you will cover…

• identifying different types of angle
• identifying and describing the different types of triangle and quadrilateral
• understanding the difference between perimeter and area
• measuring accurately with a ruler
• calculating perimeters and areas of triangles and quadrilaterals
• measuring and drawing angles
• constructing shapes using a pair of compasses and a straight edge
• understanding Pythagoras’ theorem.