Yr 6 Maths Homework Mr Bedford’s and Mrs May’s Groups

Maths homework 8th September 2017. Due 13th September.

This week you have completed some tasks from Youcubed Week of Inspirational maths https://www.youcubed.org/week-inspirational-math/.

We began by looking at unusual ways we could shade half a square. Here are some examples. Remember half the area is shaded and the red and white parts occupy an equal area. Halves can be do not need to be symmetrical.

In your homework books create a series of squares. Make them large enough to shade; say 10 x10. Then design your own representations of unusual halves. Write a brief explanation underneath to convince me that the shaded area is one half. Try three or four designs. Remember it is more challenging to do the unusual rather than the simple representation of a half.

For an extension you might like to get some other coloured pencils and show quarters.

As Youcubed give all their resources free they would like us to feed back on the week. Take the survey at:


For those of you who enjoyed the straight line cut investigation here is a link to more fold and cut ideas.


I would love to see some of your efforts.

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