# Learning Tasks – 23rd April

Good morning Year 2.

## Maths

I have blogged about today’s task before. It is a variation of the classic game Nim. We have played this game in school, we sometimes use it as our early morning task, so the children should know how to play. Full instructions can be found here for those who have forgotten.

There are several adaptations to the game that will support our addition focus this week.

• Choose a lower target number (odd often works best) if 21 is too high
• Change the numbers used into tens. So the target is 210 and you can count on 10, 20, 30 or 40.
• Choosing a larger target number i.e. 51 and starting from a number no more than 20 away i.e. 41

## General

Hopefully, you will have recieved the email regarding Espresso and how to access it. It has lots of great resources about dinosaurs including their sizes.

Today’s general task is to measure out the height of some different dinosaurs. Here are some to try:

• Triceratops – 304cm or 10ft
• Velociraptor – 45cm or 1 and a half ft
• Tyrannosaurus Rex – 550cm or 18ft (If you have space!)

I have included the measurement ft or feet. You can use this if you don’t have anything to measure cm in. If you pace it out with your feet, two of you feet is about one foot.

Can you find any other dinosaur dimensions? Did the size of any of them surprise you? How do they compare to the size of you or your pets?