Category Archives: England

Maths in the Kitchen – England Highlights

Take a look at this short film which shows some of the work we have completed through our work linked to Maths in the Kitchen …

Potion Making

In today’s potions class, Mr Kennedy made some creepy, crispy snake skin.

Using dragon drool, ground unicorn horn and powdered snake venom – Mr Kennedy produced a flaming potion on the yard.

The children had to listen carefully as Mr Kennedy talked us through the process, explaining clearly the measurements and quantities of all of the ingredients.

Back in class the children had to use their instructions success criteria to produce instructions good enough for the Hogwarts teachers!

Estimating Capacity

Last week, Year 4 were using estimation to check calculations – they were able to apply rounding of number, money and measurement to support estimation.

As part of our estimation work, we spent time looking at capacity and measurement. We were able to estimate the amount of liquid in a container – it was quite tricky when the containers were unusual sizes or shapes.

Once an estimation had been made, another member of the class checked accuracy using a measuring cylinder.

Year 2 weigh Mrs Gourley’s shopping!

Today Year 2 have been very carefully reading some kitchen weighing scales to measure how heavy Mrs Gourley’s shopping is. The children were very careful to be as accurate as possible. They were then set the challenge of trying to work out the weight of 2 of the items.

Year 2 – Balance Scales

Year 2 have been using the balance scales to measure whether a collection of items are heavier or lighter than 1 kg.

Year 6 – Smarties for maths!

Year Six have been looking at the differences between ratio and proportion. To help them understand the differences between them, they used Smarties ! It was even more fun as to change the overall quantity of Smarties, they had to eat them. It was a good way of remembering that ratio is part to part and proportion, part to whole.