This is an example of a range of thinking strips we have available for maths. Great for starting a lesson on adding fractions. This could be revisited at the end of the lesson and the class could be encouraged to discuss how their original ideas differ.
This is a nice activity to allow pupils to feel safe to make mistakes and also puts the teacher in the role of learner with their pupils. You're not going to know the answers any more than the pupils are, so it's a great activity to do together, making educated guesses and discussing each other's suggestions.
This is one of many investigations we have available on NGfL Cymru. They all follow the format of the skills framework 'plan; develop; reflect' thus allowing pupils to develop both their thinking and mathematical skills.
If you like the activities we have created to enhance numeracy, then many similar templates are available on the NGfL Cymru website to registered users. These can be downloaded, adapted and saved so that you have your own bespoke resources.
Login in or register then click on GOOD PRACTICE on the top toolbar, then click on TOOLS TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THINKING