Weekly Challenge

Up the Mountain

This week’s online club challenges found us looking at different ways a person could get up a mountain. If you would like to try these challenges in our online maths clubs, visit https://online.roots2grow.org/ and book a free trial session.

Mountains are analogous to the idea of a challenge. In songs, there might not be a mountain high enough to stop you. In geography, mountains can act as the boundary between nations (or even continents if we Europe and Asia to be separate continents. And with good reason. Even spending time on a very high mountain can be difficult let alone getting up or down.

We looked at 3 main ways:

Cable Car

We hope that this enables discussions about mountains, ways of getting up themor any of the activities. We would love it if you do have any #momentsofmaths while doing this if you could share them with us. You can do this in the comments or by uploading a picture to the gallery.

Some related topics:

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Geometry and shapes
  • Angles and bearings
  • Modular Arithmetic (mod 2 – odd and even subtractions)

To try this activity:

  1. Download the resource file with templates and challenges
  2. Print out the file
  3. Get a pencil, ruler and protractor
  4. Watch the video below which contains activities for KS2/3
  5. This one’s aimed at KS1/2 activities – KS1/2 video

Download or share all of these challenges with this pdf and let us know how you got on with it by tweeting using #momentofmaths and start to see Every moment is a #momentofmaths. Please add any photos or videos to our gallery. Here’s the link: View and upload moments. Remember you can explore the chalenges that we post here in our online maths clubs where you get an online version that you can play with directly on your computer. To find out more about our online clubs go to https://online.roots2grow.org/

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