Collaborative Mathematics - February 2010, Stage 1&2

This month we invite you to work on linked mathematical activities which naturally provide the insights which will enable you to tackle more significant challenges. This encourages a collaborative way of working on mathematics where the sharing of ideas and results leads to deeper insights for all.

Problems

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Even and Odd

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

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Jig Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

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Sort Them Out (1)

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

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How Do You Do It?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.

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Sort Them Out (2)

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

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Fingers and Hands

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?