This week in maths – WB 20.3.17
Friday 24th March | 5 comments
This week, we have been improving our understanding of algebra involving equations and sequences. The children have used a combination of working backwards and the bar model to solve increasingly complex equations e.g. 4y + 17 = 45 so y = ???
They also learned about using algebra to express a linear sequence and the idea of the nth term – using algebra to calculate the value of any term in the sequence. This was initially tricky but most of the children have grasped that successfully and we will be reinforcing as part of next week.
- Finishing algebra
- Introducing ration and proportion in a range of contexts
Either a maths arithmetic or reasoning paper to solve – no more than 30 minutes should be spent on this. If you require help from your revision guide or an adult, that’s fine but please indicate on the question.
It would also be useful to read the section on ration and proportion in your revision books and answer the questions.