In Numeracy this week, Year 5 used a fantastic app “Talk Maths.” Pearson have made these apps for Year 4,5 and 6 and are absolutely wonderful to encourage children to work with a partner to solve work out some challenging and thought provoking problem solving activities.
The activities are all differentiated to 4 different levels and each different activity can last a whole lesson. What I really liked about the app is the fact it really got the children talking, discussing and sharing ideas. They had to listen carefully, think together logically and use mathematical vocabulary. The activities we used challenged the children and had them really focused and concentrating on solving the problem correctly.
I can’t wait to use this with other year groups!