Year 6 have been identifying the properties of 2D shapes and using a range of mathematical vocabulary.
The children were required to get into groups of 4 and find in our woodland area 12 large and 12 small sticks.
The challenge was to make a shape or picture that contained the greatest number of 2D shapes possible.
Children then identified all the internal shapes, angles and accurately measured them using a protractor.
- Acute angles
- Obtuse angles
- Reflex angles
- Right angles and perpendicular lines
- Parallel lines.
Year 6 have been trying to solve a problem by working logically and systematically.
The Tower of Hanoi is a maths puzzle that is traditionally completed on rods with wooden discs. However, we created our own ‘bases’ and used differing sized objects from nature.
We found out:
- Three leaves, it takes seven moves to complete the puzzle.
- With four leaves, it takes fifteen moves.
- With five leaves it takes thirty-one moves.
Is there a pattern? If so, what is it? What would you predict for 6 leaves?
This animation shows the solution of the game “Tower of Hanoi” with three discs. There is also a version with four discs.
A Leafy Tower of Hanoi: http://creativestarlearning.blogspot.com/2010/11/leafy-tower-of-hanoi.html?spref=tw