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Maths Competition Fun

This afternoon, four extremely talented and enthusiastic mathematicians from Year 4 took part in the Borcherd’s Shield Maths Challenge at King Edwards School.  They were brilliant ambassadors for Tiverton Academy and we are so proud of them!

Place Value up to 4 digits!

Today, Year 4 were doing some pretty tricky maths, but we were working with our Kagan team so we knew we would succeed! We were showing our understanding of the value of each digit by representing one number in 3 different ways. A part-whole diagram, using base ten equipment and using our brand new place value counters.

Next, we proved what we had learned by working with our partner on a Rally Coach task where we had individual challenges to attempt. We did well, with our coach ready to lend a hand if needed and importantly, to praise us when we got it right.

Parsnip and Potato Patterns

During our maths lessons to do with shape space and measure we have been thinking about shapes an patterns.

We combined some of our harvest vegetables and two paint colours to come up with some repeating patterns along a strip of card.

Take a look at the pictures to see how some of us got on. We have improved since the beginning of term!img_1710-opt img_1715-opt img_1717-opt img_1720-opt img_1721-opt img_1723-opt img_1724-opt img_1727-opt img_1730-opt


Year 3 have been learning some new mathematical vocabulary this week – Perpendicular and Parallel!

After learning about the definitions of both and trying to spot them on screen, we took our iPads and in KAGAN teams we went on the hunt for examples of these two types of line in the school environment.

How did we do?

Am (2)   Say (3)

Perpendicular ParallelAb (2)Ab (5)

 Ab (3) Ab (4)    Am (1)       Amelia (3)


Super Subtraction!

For the next two weeks (starting on Monday 8th December) we will be looking at our subtraction skills.  Check out these mental maths games to get you started!


A game for two –  http://www.ictgames.com/aztecTakeAway/index.htmlbcy7r5Kxi

Use what you have learned last week about finding missing numbers to help this cheeky escapee – http://www.ictgames.com/countonconvict.html

Take away the units then the tens to solve these “mummy” problems – http://www.ictgames.com/mummyNumberLine/mummyNumberLine.html

Use your subtraction skills to calculate how much change you will need to give – http://www.ictgames.com/change_eXchanger_Pounds.html

In most of the games, if you are looking for extra challenge try changing the level to 3!