As our topic this term in Maths is place value, we have been learning all about the value of a 4-digit and 5-digit number, using these to partition, write in words, and show using counters. We have further developed our knowledge of place value this week and Miss Shears thought today was the perfect time to deepen our learning.
We were challenged to make four 4-digit numbers, which sounds easy, however, we had some rules we needed to follow. These were:
- The tens digit must be a 3
- The hundreds digit must be two more than the ones digit
- The four digits must have a total of 12
Miss Shears explained how this lesson was to help us to continue our understanding of place value and to express one of our whole school values of perseverance.
We discussed the different possibilities with our Maths partners and used the place value counters to help us.
Some quotes from children during the lesson were:
"This is difficult but I am enjoying the challenge." - Year 4
"I was so close with that number but I am determined not to give up!" - Year 5
"YES!!! I've found one of the numbers! I never thought I would do it!" - Year 4
Miss Shears was so proud of all us, we used everything we have learnt to solve this problem and we are looking forward to another challenge tomorrow!