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P6 Numeracy 17th March

St. Patrick's Day co-ordinates challenge!

Follow the instructions and plot a cartoon shamrock!

Warm-up activity

For today's warm-up, can you create different questions which have the answer 25?  Look carefully at the examples and see if you can up with at least 10 questions of your own (and don't make them too easy!).  Try to use a variety of calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide, bracket sums, fractions, etc.) and perhaps you could create some word problems too!  Perhaps you will create some questions which look fiendishly difficult but, remember, the answer must be 25!

When you've finished, don't forget to take a photograph of your work and email it to your teacher please.  We love to see your work!

Main activity

Today we are going to look at Shape and Space and revise co-ordinates.   Find out what to do by watching today's video!


For your first task, click here to play "Co-ordinates Alien Attack" Select "First Quadrant" and see how quickly you can destroy each alien ship!


For more co-ordinates practice, you can also head to where you will find two co-ordinates challenges called Beak Performance and Sketch Show in this week's homework folder.


Then, for your written activity, download our St. Patrick's Day Shamrock task below!


The answers are also available to download so, if you get stuck, take a look at the answers and hopefully you'll be able to get back on track


Don't forget...

  • Each co-ordinate is made up of two numbers. 
  • The first number tells us how far across to go.
  • The second number tells us how far up to go.
  • Plot each co-ordinate using a small x or dot and then use a ruler to join the points in order.


When you're finished drawing your co-ordinates picture, you can, of course, decorate your shamrock to make it the coolest shamrock of them all!  Your teacher would love to see your finished picture so please email us a photograph!  You could also show us your finished picture when we have our P6 Zoom this afternoon!

Reasoning activity

Is Thinking Tom correct?  Or perhaps you can prove that he is wrong?  Talk about this statement at home please!