As a conclusion to our work on addition and subtraction, we were let loose with a Russell Scott ordering form and an online book catalogue! We were given a budget of £200 and had to use our written addition and subtraction skills to work out the total cost of our books and find out how much remained at the end. We discussed a great range of strategies, and many of us found different ways to the same solution! That’s mathematical thinking in action!
The two pairs who came closest to the £200 total got to select their favourite book from the list to buy for the class. That’s two new additions to our (burgeoning) book corner!