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Could you be a Maths Detective?

Could you be a Maths Detective? 1
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Every month we set a new Maths challenge for Children to take part in, some of these can be done at home with their Parents/Carers. All entries need to placed in the box next to the Maths Detective display. 

 

Why not have a go with your child this month.

 

Don't forget to put your entries in the box before the deadline, or you can submit your answer using the boxes at the bottom of the page.

 

Month Challenge Deadline Answer Winners 
September How many pencils?  30th September 301 pencils fit into the container Libby in Yr 5
October

Estimating conkers

31st October

There was a total of 141

conkers needed to fill the jar.

The following guessed the closest

with 150:

Ruby-Leigh in Yr 2

Keeley & Ella-May in Yr 3

Remaya in Yr 5

Marc in Yr 6

November Use your age as a target number. 30th November

Children were asked to think of 

different ways to reach their age target using Maths.

Spencer in F2

Ashriel in Yr 1

Billy in Yr 2

Ella in Yr 3

Lewis, Magdalene & Andzelika in Yr 4

Keara in Yr 6

 

December

How many Triangles? 4th January There was a total of 32 triangles hidden in the tree

Congratulations to Nile in Yr 6 who was the only winner this month.

 

January

How many 10p coins do you think will fit into the container? Extra Challenge -  How much will it add up to?

31st January

A total of 1600 10p's fit into the container.

Totalling £160.

Congratulations to Angelica.

Challenge winner 

Patrick in Yr 4.

February

How many 2p coins do you think will fit into the container?  Extra Challenge - How much will it add up to?

28th February A total of 1440 coins fit into the container. Totalling £28.80.

Congratulations to Libby, Rebecca & Remi in Yr 5.

Challenge winner Francisca in Yr 5.

March

How many Red Noses do you think will fit into this container? Extra Challenge - Each red nose cost £1, using your estimate, how much would we raise for Comic Relief if we sold this container of red noses?

31st March 22 red noses fit into the container. Totalling £22

Our winners this month were one away with an estimate of 21.

Congratulations to Maisy in Yr 5 and Magdalene in Yr 4.

Challenge winner Oscar in Yr 3.

April How many Mini Eggs do you think will fit into the container? Extra Challenge - Each packet of mini eggs cost £1 and there are 28 mini eggs in a packet. Use your estimate to work out how much it would cost to fill this container with mini eggs. 28th April

486 Mini Eggs fit into the container.

18 packets were needed totalling £18

Our winner this month was Charlotte in Yr 4 who estimated 500 eggs.

Challenge winner

Haven in Yr 3 who estimated £22.

May

How many stickers do you think will fit onto this A4 sheet of paper? Extra Challenge - Each sticker costs 3p. Use your estimate to work out how much it would cost to fill the page with these stickers.

26th May    
June

How many tennis balls do you think will fit into the container?

Extra Challenge - If each tennis ball cost £2.75. Use your estimate to work out how much it would cost to fill the container with tennis balls.

12th July    

 

 

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Once you have your answer, ask your parent / carer to complete the boxes below to send in your entries. Please write your full name and the name of your class.

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