Learner Activities

Welcome to the PMA R-7 Weekly Challenge!

Each week we invite you to explore the challenge, then email us in your theories to share with our learning community!

Who will be our Maths Learning Legend in Week 6?

Term Four - Week 6 Challenge

Email your theories in to primarymathsPD@bigpond.com by 3.00pm on Friday 20th November to go in the weekly prize draw!

Your email should have:

  • Your name(s), class and school

  • Your educators name and email address

  • Your representation of your theory and your why!

PMA LEARNING CHALLENGE…

Week 6, Term 4, 2020

 

 

Time is passing quickly....    

How much learning time do you have left this year?

Investigate and then share with us:

  • How you worked it out

  • Why you think yours is a valid calculation

  • The actual learning time that is left, calculated in three different units of time

Is it the same for every child at school? Is it the same for every adult at school?

Will it feel fast or slow for you? Why?

PMA LEARNING CHALLENGE…

Week 4, Term 4, 2020

 

 

How fast do you walk?

If you walked for twenty eight seconds, what is the furthest you can walk?

What is the shortest distance you can walk in twenty eight seconds?

Is there anyone in your learning space who can beat these distances? Why and how?

Would this change if you walked up or down a slope? How and why?

Do you arms move when you walk? How far do they move in twenty eight seconds?

Is there a relationship between how may times your legs move and your arms move in twenty eight seconds?

Is there a relationship between the size of your foot and how fast you walk?

CHOOSE A QUESTION (OR MORE), INVESTIGATE and THEN SHARE YOUR THEORIES AND JUSTIFICATIONS WITH US 😊

PMA LEARNING CHALLENGE…

Week 3, Term 4, 2020

 

 

Meet our Ellie Echidna! Watch the video of Ellie out for a walk and then choose one of more of the questions to investigate…

Here’s the video link    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqpY9LJQMqE

 

How big is Ellie? What do you think her dimensions would be?

How fast do you think Ellie is walking?

How far do you think Ellie has travelled in the video?

How long do you think it would take Ellie to walk one hundred and fifty metres?

If Ellie kept walking for ninety seconds, how far do you think she would travel?

What about if she walked for four minutes – how far would she get?

How many spikes do you think Ellie has on her body?

How long would her longest spike be?

 

CHOOSE A QUESTION (OR MORE), INVESTIGATE and THEN SHARE YOUR THEORIES AND JUSTIFICATIONS WITH US 😊

This is one of Ellie’s friends!

PMA LEARNING CHALLENGE…        

Week 2, Term 4, 2020                    

 

 

Sunil shared a theory that you can build every number after twenty seven with a combination of fives and eights. For example 51 = 8+8+5+5+5+5+5+5+5

 

Is this theory true or false? Make sure you justify your theory

 

 

 

PMA LEARNING CHALLENGE TWO…         

Week 2, Term 4, 2020                        

 

 

 

John shared his story…

He was out walking along the street and he passed five houses. As he walked on the even side of the street he added each numeral on the front of the letterbox as he passed to get the total. The sum was three hundred and sixty. What was the numeral on the first house he passed?

 

What would be the numerals on the five houses opposite where he was walking?

              Represent your theory and your justifications