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Maths transition units – function machines

After spending many years in Y6, I amassed a bunch of resources. A particular one that I used on a few occasions was the bridging unit from Y6 to Y7 regarding function machines. I believe it was called QCA Bridging units in mathematics: algebra – catchy title.1

I don’t have the original anymore – I didn’t take everything with me when I moved schools!

What I do have, however are a couple of links to people’s versions of the units and my own too.

As with everything I post, feel free to use and abuse and tweak to your nature. Just let me know what you think.

Photo courtesy of @mrsdenyer

LINK 1 – trafford learning

LINK 2 – webmaths.co.uk

My resources:

maths plan 07-06-10 algebra function machines plans

DfE Transition Units maths (not mine)

As the slides are for SmartBoard and Promethean, I can’t upload them here. If you want them, email me: benwaldram@me.com or tweet me: @mrwaldram

function 1 function 2

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Posted by on June 8, 2014 in Numeracy

 

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Maths Problems: Working backwards

This is a problem I used when I was teaching in Notts a few years ago and have since used again with Y6. It’s a good example of working backwards; eliminating redundant information; and partner work. As an extension, the children changed the names of the teams and re-wrote the scores using the same pattern. For the really able, they produced a similar problem but changed the wording of some of the problems.

I altered the team names to match the then current employees – more for amusement value than anything else.

Let me know if you try it and it works. It is available in Smart Notebook, Promethean but the quality has changed during the transition from one to another. Best solution: use the word doc and drop it into your own table. I am happy to email the files for you if you want, can’t upload them here.

bball

basketball scorelines – word doc

basketball-scorelines – PDF

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2014 in Numeracy

 

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Alice in Numberland

I floated the Alice in Numberland maths project pack on the TES website but have also placed it here – I have had many people asking for it so they can tailor it to their own class/group that I thought it would be easier to put here.

By all means, take it. Use, abuse, distribute. I only ask that you leave a comment below or on the TES page.

Thanks.

alice in numberland (pdf)

alice in numberland (publisher)

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2013 in Numeracy

 

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