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We can’t wait to meet you… All the Maths teachers at Shaftesbury School are very much looking forward to meeting you, normally during transition days you find out about us, we find out about you and together we do some Maths. Unfortunately due to transition being cancelled we won’t meet in person, however hopefully by completing this booklet you will be able to find out some facts about the Maths teachers at Shaftesbury School, do some research into some of our favourite mathematicians and do some maths either on your own or with your family/carers.

E5 MISS TRIM

E6 MR DHRUEV

E12 (UPSTAIRS) MR GRAY

E4 MISS PEATY

E3 MISS MCLELLAN

E2 MRS SOUTHERN

E1 MR THATCHER

Meet the department… In the Maths department we have 7 Maths teachers, our maths

corridor in E block looks like this. Throughout this booklet you will find out about some of our favourite Maths related things. Come back to

this page to fill those in, can you find them all?

Favourite Number:

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Challenge: Can you create a poster on one of our favourite mathematicians, or one of your own? Try to include what they are famous for and why their work was important. We’ll look forward to displaying these in E block in September!

One of our favourite games to play is the 24 game. The aim of the game is to be the first person to make the number 24.

For each game you have 4 numbers, you have to use ALL four numbers, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide these to make 24.

Example:

2 2 6 8

To make 24, I can do (8 - 2) x (6 – 2)

8 -2 = 6

6 -2 = 4

6 x 4 = 24

Now it’s your turn, the 24 cards are below they get harder as you go through.

The 24 game… Try this with your family –

who is the quickest?

One Dot - Easiest

Mr Dhruev’s favourite mathematician, Évariste Galois (25 October 1811-31 May 1832) was a French mathematician. He died from a gunshot wound he received in a duel. Today, he is known for his theory about algebraic equations which is known as Galois theory.

The 24 game… two Dot - medium

three Dot - harder

Mrs Southern’s favourite number…

“I am worthless as a leader, but when I follow a

group their strength increases tenfold. By

myself I am practically nothing, neither positive

nor negative.”

Mr Gray’s favourite mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy (born 26 August 1965) is a British mathematician, author, and populariser of science and mathematics. He often appears in the media and his written work includes The Num8er My5teries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life (2010) and The Music of the Primes (2003). He co-hosts the TV series School of Hard Sums with Dara Ó Briain where he poses three mathematical questions with real-world application.

Key Skills…

When you get to a page like this, spend 10 minutes completing the skills check questions based on topics from Y6.

Miss Trim’s favourite Mathematician is Fibonacci who was an Italian man who studied math and theories back in the 11th century. He discovered a pattern called the Fibonacci sequence. It's a series of numbers that starts with 0 and 1, and each number after is found by adding the two previous numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5…)The sequence just keeps going on and on.

Can you find the first 10 numbers in the sequence? Can you find any examples where this sequence appears in nature?

Mr. Thatcher’s favourite number is

900 ÷ 30 x 6 + 43 - 100

Maths Keywords… Can you find some of the keywords you will need in your first half term at Shaftesbury School? Do you know what any of them mean? Highlight any of the words that may be new to you.

Miss McLellan’s favourite mathematician

Leonhard Euler (pronounced Oiler) (April 15, 1707 – September 7, 1783)

was a Swiss mathematician and physicist. He spent most of his life in

Russia and Germany. Euler made important discoveries in fields like

calculus and topology. He also made many of the words used in math

today.

Miss McLellan’s Favourite Number Miss McLellan loves a puzzle! She has given some clues to work out her

favourite number….can you work out what it is?

Key Skills… When you get to a page like this, spend 10 minutes completing the skills check questions based on topics from Y6.

Pythagoras of Samos was a famous Greek mathematician and philosopher (c. 570 – c. 495 BC). He is known best for the proof of the important Pythagorean theorem, which is about right angled triangles. He started a group of mathematicians, called the Pythagoreans, who worshiped numbers and lived like monks.

Can you find out what the Pythagorean theorem is? You will use it in Year 9.

Miss Peaty’s favourite

mathematician

Code Breaking… Alan Turing Alan Turing was a British mathematician. He made major contributions to the fields of mathematics, computer science, and artificial intelligence. He worked for the British government during World War II, when he succeeded in breaking the secret code Germany used to communicate.

In September 1939 Great Britain went to war against Germany. During the war, Turing worked

at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. Turing and others designed a

code-breaking machine known as the Bombe. They used the Bombe to learn German military

secrets. By early 1942 the code breakers at Bletchley Park were decoding about 39,000

messages a month. At the end of the war, Turing was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Can you crack the code to reveal the Maths teacher who’s favourite mathematician is Turing?

A B C D E F G H I J K L M

55 47 84 10 9 75 59 64 32 15 23 50 26

N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

80 63 19 3 27 30 21 92 18 35 99 69 199

Can you make up some calculations to spell out your name using the same code breaker grid? Can you make up your own message for a friend to decode?

3 x 7 =

8 squared =

Half of 110 =

1+ 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 =

100 – 16 =

2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 =

72 ÷ 8 =

62 – 9 =

Mr Dhruev’s favourite number is 187 ÷ 11

Maths

Challenges… Can you solve all the Maths challenges? They get more difficult as you go through them..

Key Skills… When you get to a page like this, spend 10 minutes completing the skills check questions based on topics from Y6.

Mrs Southern’s favourite mathematician, Eratosthenes (276 BC–194 BC) was a Greek mathematician, geographer and astronomer. His contemporaries nicknamed him Beta, (the second letter of the Greek alphabet), because he was the second best in the world in almost any field. Eratosthenes made several remarkable discoveries and inventions. He was the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth, invented a system of latitude and longitude and calculated the tilt of the earth's axis. He may also have accurately calculated the distance from the earth to the sun and invented the leap day. He created a map of the world based on the available geographical knowledge of the era.

Mr Gray’s favourite number is In the three times table but not the six. It is two more than a square number but less than 30 What is it?

Maths Challenges…

Can you solve all the Maths challenges? They get more difficult as you get them..

Miss Peaty’s

favourite number is 2

7 of 84

Cross Number… Use the questions below to complete the cross number.

Across down

2 1

Y6 Statistical Project

Mr Gray has an interest in the Bridges of Belgium. Here are his favourite nine bridges and their names.

He knows lots of information about them and he has decided to do

some work with the information.

He has started with tables and charts and then he has written a

summary of his findings.

Have a look at the different ways that he has presented his data. He has

also calculated the averages for his data.

YOUR TASK is to choose your own area of interest, anything that

interests you really like the Burger Bars of Bournemouth or the Baseball

Teams of Boston …

1) Collect some information

2) Display the information, using tables, charts or graphs

3) Write a summary of what the information shows, you can include

averages if you wish.