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This last term (in the end for about three weeks) I wrote and created my own context based maths lessons for my year 5/6 class. It begins with a ideo of Dr Evil (my long suffering teenage son all dressed up) breaking into a powerpoint to tell the class that only THEY can save the world.
From that point on they are secret agents for MI5 1/2 and have various missions (ordering decimals to create a Most Wanted list, kitting out the spies, creating a graph of the diamond mine production, working out the coordinates of the henchmen etc).
The lessons finish with them defeating Dr Evil and theres a final video of him cursing (not literally) the pesky kids as his base falls apart around him.
Hope someone will find it useful as my class loved it (and I loved teaching it --despite HATING maths!)
Thanks for this! I've used my own teenage children on video to kickstart projects, and it always works brilliantly. I must dig out and share some of them, having been so inspired by your offering. I've already planned your spy maths in as a starter maths activity for my whole KS2 class next year (18 Y3 to Y6) - it will be brilliant at setting the scene for the collaborative maths that I want at the centre of their experience.
Thanks guys, glad its been inspiring!
All I can say is 'Wow'. Thanks so much for sharing!
Fantastic resource and cannot wait to start on it tomorrow.
I am not, however, able to find the MO sheet, Travel info, Map coordinates and answer sheet as listed on Tuesday, 2nd week.
Are you able to email to me? firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the fantastic resource.
Could you please email me the timetable sheets for week2 as I cannot find them.
Mrs Nibbles it sounds great, I think it will have to keep til next term as we have a ridiculously busy next few weeks!!! However, just wanted to say what a fab idea and very inspirational (am awaiting my teenage son's arrival home from 6th Form, boy is he going to be happy you inspired me!!!)
A huge thank, and well done!!!!!!!!!! ((((((((((((((((())))))))))))))))))))
brill, my class will love it, if you do have the missing resources could you send them so I have a complete set, otherwise I'll create my own but they won't match your standard!
I love this resource! Woud you be able to send me the missing resources please.
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