One of our activities for Maths Week this year was an escape room in the classroom! Puzzles were hidden around the classroom and the answer to each puzzle was the digit of one of the numbers of the combination. There was a timer set for 15 minutes and in teams the children had to solve the problems, work out the answers to the puzzles and figure out the combination. It was definitely a high pressure task, especially with the Mission Impossible soundtrack in the background, but in the end one team managed to solve 8 out of 9 digits correctly and were the champions!
During Maths week we also solved Maths riddles and logical puzzles in class, as well as writing some of our own. We learned about Polya's Problem Solving Method and created Caesar Ciphers which are the earliest known ciphers and have been used to send secret coded messages for hundreds of years!
Our Maths Table quiz also took place with the other 6th and 5th Classes at the end of the week, thank you once again to the parents who were able to get involved on the day of the quiz!