On this page, you will find a range of activities that you can complete at home - either by yourself, with a sibling or a parent. Some of the activities may require you to print a sheet out. Remember to ask an adult to help you with this. Additionally, you will also be able to see some of the Maths work and activities completed in school.
This page will be continually updated, so please be sure to check back regularly for new links, exemplary work and more!
S.T.E.M club (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
This week, we launched our after school S.T.E.M club. The children were given 'SPHERO' devices to program through simple mazes. Next week, the children will apply the programming skills they have learnt to a competitive race through a giant race course, complete with obstacles.
Maths Championship 2023
Congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 children who represented us at the Maths championship finals at Priory Primary School. They worked well as a team through some challenging problems that many of the adults struggled with! Though they didn't win, they did extremely well to make the finals and represented Hurst Green in a manner which made us proud. Well done!
To download the clubs generator:
1) Click on the link and open the spreadsheet on your computer.
2) Click 'File' and download if it is available or the download button.
3) Open up the recently downloaded file and use according to the instructions (available as a PDF)
Please note that this resource is intended to be used as a print out. Once you have downloaded the spreadsheet, select the most appropriate tab and print out for maximum effect.
Maths problem of the month
Cover the camel
Can you use the two given shapes to cover the camel? This challenge requires a lot of problem solving skills. Remember to be patient and try out different solutions!
Can you rearrange the shapes to make 5 different squares?
What is the biggest square you can make?
What is the smallest square you can make?
If you find it difficult, you may want to try printing out the activity and arranging the shapes on the floor.
Links to Maths games and other online resources
Famous mathematician of the month
Pythagoras (say "pie-thag-or-as") of Samos was a Greek philosopher who lived from about 580 BC to about 500 BC. He made important developments in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music.
Pythagoras spent much of his life studying mathematics and formed a special school where members followed strict rules, such as never eating meat. Pythagoras believed that everything in the world could be explained by numbers and his school worked hard to try to learn enough about numbers to be able to understand the universe.
Some of the things they believed about numbers seem odd to us now. For example, numbers were thought to have their own special nature. Pythagoreans thought numbers were male or female, ugly or beautiful, or had a special meaning.
Other ideas they worked on are things you still learn about in school and that mathematicians still use. Some of these are:
The school of Pythagoras also studied shapes and were particularly interested in triangles. One theorem (a statement of an idea) they worked on was:
The sum of the angles of a triangle is equal to two right angles.
(sourced from https://nrich.maths.org/2721)
You can find out more about Pythagoras by clicking the link above.