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**MathsPad on the Ipad**

You can use our flash based resources on the ipad if you download a browser called Puffin.

**A great maths book on Amazon:**

If you have 3 tiles like this one, what is the smallest perimeter you can make? What is the largest? If you have as many tiles as you like, what shapes can you make? Can you make a square? What is the smallest number of tiles you need to make a square? Encourage students to prove and disprove each other's conjectures about the perimeters of shapes made from these tiles. What if we changed the shape? What other shapes could we tile?

Can you fill the circles with prime numbers and the squares with composites (non primes) to show different ways of making 80? There are a series of six different puzzles that progessively become more difficult and require students to write products of numbers in index form. Could lead in nicely to a discussion about prime factorisation, or be used as practice.

Once students have mastered the idea of adding fractions with different denominators, can they work backwards to determine the missing numbers in these calculations? Can they make up their own puzzle like this for a friend?

Students take it in turns to multiply two fractions from the top grid. If they make a fraction in the bottom, they get to keep that box. The first person to get four boxes in a line wins.

A series of interactive prompts and activities that will get students thinking about what happens when we divide or multiply by numbers between 0 and 1. Will 5 ÷ 0.1 be greater than, or less than 5? What should we divide 25 by to make 15? By thinking about these prompts, students can use their calculators to help deduce rules for estimating the answers to calculations involving decimals.

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