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 Post subject: any ideas for stretching some able year 6s?Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:17 am

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I have been asked, in a voluntary capacity, to take a group of three year 6s (the top performers in maths) for 30 mins for week to do something stretching and fun.

Anyone have any good ideas please?

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:19 am

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investigations are good enrichment , you will turn up lots by google.

particularly good if they have to find a rule behind the answers and test that hypothesis. Questions like
why?
why not?
what if?

will stretch them.

also look on nRich website

http://nrich.maths.org/public/

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:54 pm

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:10 pm

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A nice first activity with an able group is to ask them to find a rapid method of adding all the numbers from 1-100. Very able yr 6 may find this too easy, but it would give you a measure of where they are. You can adapt this with different groups of consecutive numbers. Does their initial method always work. How would it apply to 1-99?

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:33 pm

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Ask them to draw all the different nets of a cube, ignoring rotation or flipping. (There are 11.) They'll get most of them quickly, then take ages to get the last one or two. It's good practice of visualizing solids and thinking about symmetry.

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 Post subject: stetching & Fun....Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:41 pm

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Some stetching & Fun....

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:17 pm

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Judging by some of the 11+ maths I've seen, how about getting them to prove Fermat's last theorem?

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