To get yourself warmed up this morning play Fastest Finger, identifying as many numbers up to one hundred as you can in one minute. Your grown up says the number and you point as fast as you can. Simple!
It's back! After a week off, it is our day when you practice those fluency skills and think about solving worded one and two step problems.
Begin with your Gem Maths test. Remember, you only have three minutes in the test and cannot use any aids such a hundred square to help. If you score 19 or 20 then well done! you can move to the next level.
Once you have completed your Gem Maths test, try the problems below. Remember, when solving worded problems it is important to be able to visualise the problem and what is going on. You might use a simple picture or objects to help with this. Think about whether you are going to end up with a larger or smaller amount than you began with? Is the question asking you to compare how many more or less? This should help you decide if you need to add or subtract in order to solve the problem.
1. I have five 5p coins and eight 10p coins. How many less 10p coins do I have?
2. I have nine 10p coins. I spend 5 of them on some sweets and give 2 to my sister. How many 10p coins do I have left?
3. I have 16 lego bricks. I want to share them equally between 5 of my friends. Will I be able to do this?
4. My mum give me 10p. My dad gives me 10p. I then spend 5p in the shop. How much money do I have left?
5. A woman goes to market and buys 6 bananas, 3 apples and 4 oranges. How many pieces of fruit does she buy altogether?
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