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# Year 5

### Fun activities to do at home

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### How much?

### Times tables

### Decimal number plates

### Finding areas and perimeters

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### Car numbers

### Tables

### Telephone challenges

### Target 1000

### Car numbers

### Dicey division

### Guess my number

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- While shopping, point out an item costing less than £1.
- Ask your child to work out in their head the cost of 3 items.
- Ask them to guess first.

See how close they come.

- If you see any items labelled, for example, ‘2 for £3.50’, ask them to work out the cost of 1 item for you, and to explain how they got the answer.

Say together the six times table forwards, then backwards. Ask your child questions, such as:

Nine sixes? How many sixes in 42?

Six times four? Forty-eight divided by six?

Three multiplied by six? Six times what equals sixty?

Repeat with the seven, eight and nine times tables.

- Each choose a car number plate with three digits.

**P645 CJM**

- Choose two of the digits, e.g. 4 and 6. Make the smallest and largest numbers you can, each with 1 decimal places, e.g. 4.6 and 6.4.
- Now find the difference between the two decimal numbers,

e.g. 6.4 – 4.6 = 1.8.

- Whoever makes the biggest difference scores 10 points.
- The person with the most points wins.

Play the game again, but this time score 10 points for the smallest difference, or 10 points for the biggest total.

*Perimeter = distance around the edge of a shape*

*Area of a rectangle = length x breadth (width)*

- Collect 5 or 6 used envelopes of different sizes.

- Ask your child to estimate the perimeter of each one to the nearest centimetre. Write the estimate on the back.
- Now measure. Write the estimate next to the measurement.
- How close did your child get?
- Now estimate then work out the area of each envelope.

- Were perimeters or areas easier to estimate? Why?

You could do something similar using an old newspaper, e.g.

- Work out which page has the biggest area used for photographs.
- Choose a page and work out the total area of news stories or adverts on that page.

- Try reading a car number as a measurement in centimetres, then converting it to metres, e.g. 456cm, which is 4.56m, or 4m and 56cm.
- Try this with car numbers that have zeros in them, e.g. 307cm, which is 3.07m or 3m and 7cm; 370cm, which is 3.7m, or 3m and 70cm. These are harder!

**Dicey subtractions**

- Take turns to roll a dice twice.
- Fill in the missing boxes.

400o - 399o

e.g. 4002 - 3994

- Count on from the smaller to the larger number, e.g
*3995, 3996, 3997, 3998, 3999, 4000, 4001, 4002.*

- You counted on 8, so you score 8 points.

- Keep a running total of your score.
- The first to get 50 or more points wins.

Make a times-table grid.

- Shade in all the tables facts that your child knows, probably the 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s.
- Some facts appear twice, e.g. 7 x 3 and 3 x 7, so cross out one

of each. - Are you surprised how few facts are left?
- There might only be 10 facts to learn. So take one fact a day and make up a silly rhyme together to help your child to learn it,

e.g.*nine sevens are sixty-three, let's have lots of chips for tea!*

- Challenge your child to find numbers in the telephone directory where the digits add up to 42.
- Find as many as possible in 10 minutes.
- On another day, see if they can beat their previous total.

**Telephone: 01264 738 281**

- Roll a dice 6 times.
- Use the six digits to make two three-digit numbers.
- Add the two numbers together.
- How close to 1000 can you get?

- Choose a car number.
- You may add or subtract 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 or 90.
- Try to get as close as possible to 555.
- Who can get closest during a week?

For this game you need a 1-100 board

(a snakes and ladders board will do),

a dice and 20 coins or counters.

- Take turns.
- Choose a two-digit number. Roll a dice. If you roll 1, roll again.
- If your two-digit number divides exactly by the dice number, put a coin on your chosen two-digit number. Otherwise, miss that turn.
- The first to get 10 counters on the board wins.

**Line it up**

You need a ruler marked in centimetres and millimetres.

- Use the ruler to draw 10 different straight lines on a piece of paper.
- Ask your child to estimate the length of each line and write the estimate on the line.
- Now give them the ruler and ask them to measure each line to the nearest millimetre.
- Ask them to write the measurement next to the estimate, and work out the difference.
- A difference of 5 millimetres or less scores 10 points. A difference of 1 centimetre or less scores 5 points.
- How close to 100 points can she get?

- Choose a number between 0 and 1 with one decimal place, e.g. 0.6.
- Challenge your child to ask you questions to guess your number. You may only answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. For example, he could ask questions like ‘Is it less than a half?’
- See if he can guess your number in fewer than 5 questions.
- Now let your child choose a mystery number for you to guess.

Extend the game by choosing a number with one decimal place between 1 and 10, e.g. 3.6. You may need more questions!

**Times tables**

Ask your child a different times-table fact every day,

e.g. *What is 6 times 8? Can you use this to work out 12 x 8?*

and:* What is 48 divided by 6?*

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