More real-life Maths! One of my children has a brother recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She was been telling me all about his diet and that she has been helping her mum to work out what he has eaten and what he can have. Ping! Light-bulb moment! (We have those in our class, too!) So, our next real-life Maths challenge was to plan his meals.
We started off by looking at what nutritional information is available and what it means, recapped units of measure quickly and reading tables.
As usual in these challenges, I encouraged the children to make their own choices about presentation. Most of them went with a table.
As a plenary, the children thought about what skills they had used and noted them below their work. It was a nice way for them to see how their Maths skills overlap in real-life situations. (It was PJ day for Children In Need - hence the dressing-gown!)
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