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P6 Numeracy 18th March

Calendar challenge!

Use a 2021 calendar to help you solve a series of time problems

Warm-up activity

Today's warm-up features a Maths Codeword.  A codeword is set out like a crossword but, when you look closely, you will see that there is a number at the top of each square.  These numbers range from 1 to 26 and each number represents one letter of the alphabet.

To complete the codeword, we need to solve the clues at the bottom of the page.  Watch today's video where Mrs Bell demonstrates how to do this.  For the higher level task, the first clue says 

3 X 4 = 12   This means that, wherever I see 12 in the codeword, I should write the letter A in the same box.  


As you solve the clues and write the matching letters into the squares, you will begin to create different words in your codeword.  Once you have written a letter in every square, look carefully at each word.  One of the words will be a Maths word - can you find it?  Write this Maths word at the bottom of your page.

Main activity

Today we are going to practise using a calendar.  Before you begin, download a copy of this year's calendar.  You'll need it to complete today's activities. 

For the first part of today's activity, head to the BBC website and watch this short clip featuring the Ugly Sisters where they are using their calendar to work out forthcoming dates.

At the end of the clip, there are some questions for you to work out using your calendar.


For the second part of today's activity, head to the Maths Frame website to play this interactive calendar game. You will be looking at a 2021 calendar and answering some multiple choice questions.  Make sure that you read each question carefully please!

Then it's time for your written activity.  Download the "Calendar Challenge" activity below and use your 2021 calendar to help you answer the questions to the best of your ability.

Extension task for higher level pupils

Now challenge yourself to complete these questions!

Reasoning challenge

Is Thinking Tom correct or is it possible to have the number 100 in your sequence?  CLUE!  Think about the starting number.