**Shape Shifters!
**

In Maths we’ve been investigating shapes both 2D and 3D. We’ve been planning and making model cities using shapes.

Here’s a fun game I found to help you develop your knowledge of all things shape related:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/shapes/play/popup.shtml

**Fraction Madness!**

In Maths we’ve been looking at fractions – adding, multiplying and dividing. This is where your multiplication tables knowledge really comes in handy. Don’t forget to simplify your answers!

Here’s a cool game to practise:

http://www.math-play.com/simplifying-fractions-game/simplifying-fractions-game.html

**Countdown**

Here’s a great game to use to practise your number skills:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=countdowntimerv3

**Multiplication is King!**

In Maths we have been focussing on place value, multiples and factors.

We can’t over-emphasise the importance of multiplication, and having a good “automatic recall” of times tables helps us with many different areas of maths.

During class time we spend a lot of time practising our times tables and using multiplication to help in our problem solving.

Here is a fun multiplication website you might find fun to practise your

timestables skills.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

**Useful websites **

Mathletics– A great interactive program which all students have access to.

Johnny’s maths page– A huge range of math games and activities to choose from

Maths Playground– Fun games to conquer

so fun

Maths is amazing!

I love it when 5h and 5m have maths

It awesome

Thanks Mr Helmore for all the cool maths stuff!

Mr. Helmore I have been on maths playground before its a nice website.

I LOVE WHEN PLAYING IT IS JUST AWESOME.

it is awesome