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20 February 2015
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The final broadcast provides a focus for multiplication, money and place value.

Broadcast date: 28 November 2006

SEELB code: RO 0108 - Although this series has finished, programmes are still available to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at SELB. Just quote this SELB number in your correspondence with the unit.

Story outline: In today's programme, Radio 321 is threatened with closure unless £1000 can be raised to buy new broadcasting equipment. The pupils of Mount Primary School come to the rescue by offering the proceeds from their School Concert. Rhoda, Jamie and Rosie also come up with some exciting ideas to raise some extra cash and the listeners are invited to help out. Will they raise enough to save Radio 321?
Key Stage 1: Number Pupils should have opportunities to:- read, write and order whole numbers, progressing to at least 1000; use the knowledge that the position of a digit indicates its value.

Key Stage 2: Number Pupils should have opportunities to:- read, write and order whole numbers, progressing to using any whole number; explore and predict patterns and sequences of whole numbers; estimate and approximate to gain a feeling for the size of a solution to a problem; engage in a range of activities to develop understanding of the four operations of numbers and their inter-relationships; understand and use the conventional way of recording money.

Learning outcomes:
  • Pupils will develop skills in mental mathematics.
  • Pupils will order whole numbers within 10,000.
  • Pupils will explain personal methods of calculation.
  • Pupils will solve problems involving money calculations.
In order to consolidate the learning outcomes, teachers may wish to extend the ideas presented in the Maths Pack by trying out the following exercises:-
  1. Put the calculation 30 x 4 =120 on the board. Ask the children to work in pairs and use this information to generate some more table facts derived from this one basic fact. They should be able to explain their strategy for finding the answer.

    e.g. 31 x 4 = 124 (120 +4)
    29 x 4 = 116 (120 -4)
    120 ÷ 4 = 30 (there are four lots of 30 in 120 etc.)
  2. Take 4 digits 4, 6, 1, and 8. Use any three digits to: Make a number closest to 1000, 500, 150, 200, 650
  3. Take 3 digits 3, 5, and 1. Make a number closest to 100, 150, 200, 300
Points for Pupils to Ponder:

I wonder what would happen if you were in charge of the tuck shop and you had to order juice and crisps for the whole school next week. What information would you need to know before you went to the Cash and Carry?
Click on the links below for worksheets:

Worksheet 1: School Concert

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