I’ve been on a mission this year to post lots of examples of questions and tasks that I have used on a daily basis to deepen the thinking of the children in my year 6 class. I’m also posting activities that I’ve seen used in classes throughout the school. Below are all my posts from Autumn half-term 2. I hope that there’s something here that you may find useful!

First of all, I found this image from a Chinese textbook showing how > and = signs are introduced:

A task from Y2 that encourages children to use the = sign in different places:

A question which is very accessible but can be extended by children working systematically to find all possible solutions:

And another allowing children to explore parts and wholes:

An ‘immersion’ activity used to encourage children to see division as grouping (e.g. representing 26/3 as ‘how many 3s in 26?’):

And some questions that I’ve used with my own class.

Area and perimeter:

Percentages:

Averages:

Below is the visual representation used to unpick that final question:

My favourite resources for providing deep, meaningful mathematical challenges are those that I have published with Alan Peat ltd. These are more rich, extended and often contextualised tasks.

**First Class Maths** provides deep, extremely challenging and quirky tasks.

**The Maths Apprenticeship** gives extended challenges for deepening mathematical and personal competence skills.

**Logic Squares** is all about getting children playing with numbers.

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Really like these ideas. Will use some of them with my y6 class. Thanks

This is fantastic!!!