This is Mrs Allen’s favourite math problem – it is a lot of fun. If you follow the link https://nrich.maths.org/1246 and go onto the NRICH website it will show you the problem. You need to get all the same coloured frogs to the other side of the pond in the least amount of moves. Frogs can only jump over 1 frog and they cannot travel backwards. Once you understand how to play, you can play with bits of paper or lego to help you solve it! http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/leapfrog/index.htm is another game to help.
Just an example of finding things around the house to help to solve the problem!! These are some shapes I have on bits of green paper as the lily pad.
See if you can complete the table for the least amount of jumps needed.
You can then try and see if you can spot a pattern or even the formula! The formula is a number sentence. It is something that you can do to the number of frogs and it will give you the number of moves needed and it would work for any number. This is very tricky – so don’t worry – just have a go!
Again, we will reward house points for anyone who shares their findings with us – even if it is just pictures of you trying to solve it!
Work through the SATs Maths workbook
Children should use TT Rockstars to practise their Times Tables - click here for link
We also have free access to Numbots during the school closure. Numbots is an addition and subtraction app which uses the same log in details. If you have not used it before it starts off very easy getting harder as you progress through the levels - click here for link
Classroom Secrets are offering free home learning packs by Year group concentrating on Maths and English. Copies of the maths worksheets can be found below. There are also more practical ideas and activities on their website:
W/C 25/05/20 - There are no new classroom secrets packs this week as it is Half Term. However, they have devised some activity packs you can dip in and out of if you wish.
Click on the link below to get started.
White Rose Maths are offering free learning packs during school closures. Copies of the worksheets can be found below. There are also accompanying videos and answers sheets on their website:
If these are a bit tricky or you would like to try something a bit more challenging, why not look at the Year 5 or Year 7 pages on their website?