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Cross-Curricular Computer Science/Maths in 3JW.

Today we linked our shape topic in maths with 'we are bug fixers' in computer science, when Mr McFarlane challenged us to fix bugs for drawing shapes using Scratch software.

 

Several children were so good at fixing the bugs that they were able to 'teach' others how to do it. They came to the the front of the computer science lab and explained how to use the number of sides that the shape had, and the angles they needed to program the sprite to draw the shapes accurately.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

WW2 Maths

Today, we looked at rationed ingredients in WW2 and how recipes had to be altered. We looked at a recipe for steamed pudding and had to scale the recipe to create the correct amount of ingredients for a particular number of people.

 

 

Christmas maths

Year 6 used Christmas trees (concrete resources) to solve this problem this morning. What does the next in the sequence look like? How can you work out what cubes you would need for the 100th tree?

 

BBC Terrific Scientific Investigation

Today we carried out the investigation launched by BBC Terrific Scientific which linked to our topic on evolution.

We started by comparing our hands and feet with our partners and discussed how they vary.

 

We had to take a range of measurements of our feet and convert them to mm. The real maths work then took place to work out the AHI (arch height index) of our foot when standing and sitting and then used this to calculate the foot flexibility.