Sunday, 30 January 2011

Starter of the Day

Triangles at St Edward's, England

On Friday morning the children in Class 5F (aged 9-10) completed the Triangles activity. This activity was posted by our friends from Colegio Monte Flor, Portugal in December.
It is an excellent activity for the start of a lesson and really made the children think. We had a range of different answers but Lucy was the winner!
Follow this link and you can see the answer:

Words and Money Activity at Monte Flor

Our class decided to follow the suggestion made by our friends from St. Edwards School and we calculated how much our names worth. First we used mental computation and then, we used calculators to confirm the results. The activity was very funny and children were excited to see which was the more expensive name. This activity was divided in two. On Wednesday we calculated how much our first and last names worth, and in that day, the homework was to calculate how much our whole name worth. On Thursday we did these charts with Microsoft Excel. Take a look:

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Word and Money Puzzle

We are excited to join your Fun and Math project. Have a go at solving the word and money puzzle below. Best wishes from St. Edward's CE Primary School, England

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Famous Sequence of Numbers

Here is one of the most famous sequence of numbers in the world.
What is the missing number in the sequence shown below ?  

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, ....

Write the other numbers....

Istituto Comprensivo Tricarico, Italy

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Rita's Brother

Rita wrote the natural numbers from 1 to 100 in a table with five columns. You can see part of the table in the picture below.
Her brother has cut out two rows of the table and erased some numbers. Of the following tables, which one may represent the part that her brother cut out?


Saturday, 8 January 2011

Socks in the Dark

Dear Partners,
Greetings from Portugal.
We wish you all a happy new year and here is our first activity of 2011:

There was a problem with the energy supply in the city where Pedro lives and he was left without electricity. He knows he has three pairs of socks in his drawer (one blue, one green and one black). How many socks does he have to pull from the drawer to make sure that he picks two socks with the same color?

Thursday, 6 January 2011


Dear friends,
Romania team wishes you a full year as the accomplishments both professionally and on the family.
We start the year with a problem that we propose: Crayons
All the best
Marcu Eugenia


In a box 8 crayons are red and 6 green. How many times you have to extract, without looking inside the box, but certainly extract 2 green?