Maths

The children in Class Two have been working like beavers today, completely absorbed in their problem solving task in maths. They have tried really hard to explain their thinking and have worked like an otter, looking carefully at their answers and using their results to think carefully about what they need to do next in order to solve the problem. 
Class 2 have been adding and subtracting. Today we used base 10 equipment to help exchange tens into ones. Then we built on these skills and used column subtraction to answer some tricky questions! 
This week,  Class Three have been learning how to use column subtraction in order to solve subtraction calculations and problems.  They have used the part-whole models and the Dienes equipment to highlight the exchanges that are needed.
We have some amazing problem solvers in Class Three! The children have been investigating how to make the largest product using 4 digits and the operation of just one multiplication. The children have been busy making conjectures, investigating them, and changing their ideas in order to make a generalisation. Here is just one page of a maths book which records the child's thinking as they progressed through the investigation.