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# Year 6

### Fun activities to do at home

#### ¨ Ask your child the cost of a favourite item of food.

### Sale of the century

### TV addicts

### Recipes

### Fours

### Three in a row

### Three in a row

### Flowers

### Journeys

### One million pounds

### Card game

### Remainders

### Doubles and trebles

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**Favourite food**

Ask them to work out what 7 of them would cost, or 8, or 9.

How much change would there be from £50?

¨ Repeat with his / her least favourite food.

What is the difference in cost between the two?

¨ When you go shopping, or see a shop with a sale on, ask your child to work out what some items would cost with:

50% off, 25% off, 10% off, 5% off

- Ask your child to explain how she worked it out.

Ask your child to keep a record of how long he / she watches TV each day for a week. Then ask him / her to do this.

¨ Work out the total watching time for the week.

¨ Work out the average watching time for a day

(that is, the total time divided by 7).

Instead of watching TV, you could ask them to keep a record of time spent eating meals, or playing outdoors, or anything else they do each day. Then work out the daily average.

**Four in a line**

Draw a 6 x 7 grid.

Fill it with numbers under 100.

¨ Take turns.

¨ Roll three dice, or roll one dice three times.

¨ Use all three numbers to make a number on the grid.

¨ You can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers,

¨ Cover the number you make with a coin or counter.

¨ The first to get four of their counters in a straight line wins.

**Rhymes**

Make up rhymes together to help your child to remember the harder times-tables facts, e.g.

Find a recipe for 4 people and rewrite it for 8 people, e.g.

4 people 8 people

125g flour 250g flour

50g butter 100g butter

75g sugar 150g sugar

30ml treacle 60ml treacle

1 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons ginger

Can you rewrite it for 3 people? Or 5 people?

- Use exactly four 4s each time.
- You can add, subtract, multiply or divide them.
- Can you make each number from 1 to 100?
- Here are some ways of making the first two numbers.

1 = (4 + 4)/(4 + 4)

2 = 4/4 + 4/4

For this game you need a calculator.

Draw a line like this:

For this game you need a calculator.

Draw a line from 0 – 1 using 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9:

- Take it in turns to choose a fraction, say 2/5. Use the calculator to convert it to a decimal (i.e. 2 ¸ 5 = 0.4) and mark your initials at this point on the line.
- The aim of the game is to get 3 crosses in a row without any of the other player’s marks in between.
- Some fractions are harder to place than others, e.g. ninths.

- Take turns to think of a flower.

- Use an alphabet code, A = 1, B = 2, C = 3... up to Z = 26.
- Find the numbers for the first and last letters of your flower, e.g. for a ROSE, R = 18, and E = 5.
- Multiply the two numbers together, e.g. 18 x 5 = 90.
- The person with the biggest answer scores a point.
- The winner is the first to get 5 points.

When you play again you could think of animals, or countries.

- Take it in turns to choose a fraction, say 2/5. Use the calculator to convert it to a decimal (i.e. 2 ¸ 5 = 0.4) and mark your initials at this point on the line.
- The aim of the game is to get 3 crosses in a row without any of the other player’s marks in between.
- Some fractions are harder to place than others, e.g. ninths.

Use the chart in the front of a road atlas that tells you the distance between places.

- Find the nearest place to you.
- Ask your child to work out how long it would take to travel to some places in England if you travelled at an average of 60 miles per hour, i.e. 1 mile per minute, e.g.

York to Preston: 90 miles 1 hour 30 minutes

York to Dover: 280 miles 4 hours 40 minutes

Encourage your child to count in 60s to work out the answers mentally.

Assume you have £1 000 000 to spend or give away.

Plan with your child what to do with it, down to the last penny.

Use a pack of playing cards. Take out the jacks, queens and kings.

- Take turns.
- Take a card and roll a dice.
- Multiply the two numbers.
- Write down the answer. Keep a running total.
- The first to go over 301 wins!

Draw a 6 x 6 grid.

- Choose the 7, 8 or 9 times table.
- Take turns.
- Roll a dice.
- Choose a number on the board, e.g. 59. Divide it by the tables number, e.g. 7. If the remainder for 59 ÷ 7 is the same as the dice number, you can cover the board number with a counter or coin.
- The first to get four of their counters in a straight line wins!

- Roll two dice.
- Multiply the two numbers to get your score.
- Roll one of the dice again. If it is an even number, double your score. If it is an odd number, treble your score.
- Keep a running total of your score.
- The first to get over 301 wins.

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