Mathematics Highlights!

Mathematics at Sandy Hill Academy
How does it apply to Mathematics?

S elf Motivated

having the desire to improve mathematical understanding 


T hinker

using my previous knowledge to help me connect ideas to solve a problem


A spirational

having the desire to learn new mathematical concepts and knowing how to apply to real life situations


R esilient

learning from mistakes and trying different approaches to overcome a mathematical problem


S upportive

helping others to improve their mathematical understanding by sharing mathematical thinking
Take a look at what Reception have been learning! George is counting to 10 and matching to numerals. Eddy made a stick of cubes and used 1:1 correspondence to count them. There were 69 cubes. He also made stairs with Cuisenaire. He started with 10 and realised at home he had 12. But after that, he carried the pattern on with consecutive steps, making his steps larger each time. Isabella has been creating a wonderful symmetrical pattern with the Cuisenaire. When it got too big, it fell but she was resilient and put it back together again! 
Investigating how shapes can fit together to create pictures and 3D models. The children have also been developing their understanding of number. 
Year 1 have been actively learning some fantastic multiplication and division skills. They have solved various problems and really enhanced their understanding.
Year 1/2 have really impressed Mrs Matthews with their knowledge of arrays. All of the children have displayed a fantastic understanding of an array and how it links to multiplication. 
WOW! Fantastic multiplication and division learning from Year 2. 
They were investigating- how many different ways we can group 12 cubes?
6 groups of 2, 2 groups of 6, 4 groups of 3? Are any missing?
Year 3 have been applying their multiplication and division skills to a range of problems. The resilience and self motivation they show is quite remarkable. The children have also begun to quarter numbers mentally but have been halving and halving again using circles to demonstrate the whole and counters to share equally!
Year 4 have also been putting their multiplication and division skills to the test with these tricky problems. They have been developing their mathematical vocabulary learning words such as divisor- to describe mathematical processes. 
Year 5 have been deepening their fractions learning with a number of challenging problems that have required them to reason and problem solve. Fantastic thinking skills!
Year 6 are getting moving with fractions, decimals and percentages as part of BBC's Supermovers Programme. What a great way to cement understanding!