Starter – Numbers from 60-70
Today we are going to continue practising the numbers between 60 and 70. Play Fastest Finger using your hundred square. Get someone to say a number between 60 and 70 and point to it as fast as you can. After a quick practice, see how many you can get in one minute.
Comparing Number Sentences
Today we are going to be comparing number sentences. Think about what compare means. When we compare in maths, there are certain words and phrases we need to be able to understand and use.
The include: Less than
Greater / more than
Equal to / The same as
Can you remember what the mathematical symbols for these are?
It is useful to imagine the < and > symbols as crocodile jaws. The hungry crocodile always wants to eat the largest number. It is important to emphasise the correct mathematical language whilst using this analogy.
For example: 12 > 10. The crocodile eats the large number. The correct language would be, "Twelve is greater than ten."
Another example would be 34 < 43. The crocodile eats the big number. Thirty-four is less than forty-three.
Our task for today is to apply these symbols to compare number sentences. First you need to be able to solve the addition and subtractions, then you need to select the correct symbol to go in between them.
When doing this and applying the equals sign, it is important to remember that equals does not mean 'answer', it means 'the same as'.
Here is an example:
What sign goes in between these?
13+4=17. The crocodile eats the big number which is 17. 17 is greater than 15 so I need the 'greater than' symbol.
13+4 > 15
Here is another example:
What symbol goes in between?
7+5 =12 and 15-3=12. They are both the same so I need the equals sign.
7+5 = 15-3
Now try and answer these questions. As usual, they are included in a printable document at the bottom of this section. Don't forget to get in touch if you need any clarification of any answers.
Extra Challenge - Reasoning and Problem Solving
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Today can you complete the Weather Diary task on the Curriculum section on the main weekly page. Remember we are learning about the local environment including where we live, what we can see around us and where we come from.