Maths

It is well known that all dragons have extraordinary maths skills and the Dazzling Dragons are no exception!  We work hard to ensure that our basic number work is strong so that we can use it to solve all sorts of mathematical problems.

 

WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON NOW

This week's focus is on DIVISION and PROBLEM SOLVING.  We will be using our times table facts and knowledge of place value to help us with our mental calculations.  We will also be using the bus stop method to complete short division calculations.  Problem solving activities will help us to practise our skills.  Ask a dragon what happens when you multiply a number by 10 - they should be able to tell you!

 

TIMES TABLES & THE 99 CLUB

We all know how important times tables are; it is amazing how many different aspects of maths include tables facts!  The Dazzling Dragons use their magical powers to fly through the stages of the 99 club (a series of timed multiplication and division fact tests).  Every dragon is working at their own level, competing against themselves to improve their score each week.  In lessons, we chant tables, play games and test each other to practise our skills. 

 

SUMDOG

Dragons - Don't forget that you can use SUMDOG at home to practise your maths skills.  Be sure to challenge yourselves - don't just practise the bits that you enjoy or find easy!  If you have forgotten your log in details, make sure that you ask Mrs Wilkinson or Mrs Rolli to print them off for you again.