Systematic Reasoning in Year 5

After learning how to use trial and error in our maths lessons as we move on from percentages and decimals, which has been challenging our deeper thinking, the children in class 6 have been using their knowledge and understanding of decimals to calculate the cost of stamps.

As we’ve been learning about the Elizabethan and Tudor monarchs, the children have been using their trial and error methods in maths alongside their systematic reasoning to calculate the cost of different combinations of stamps. Strategies were needed to analyse what information we did know, and meticulous thinking to work out different combinations of values that are unknown.

Take a look at our learning. Can you work out which stamps would have the smallest value?

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