Happy Wednesday Year 6! We hope that you have managed to solve the clues from the last 2 days and are busy whittling down your lists of suspects in your chosen maths and the Spag mysteries. It has been good to hear from some of you, that you are enjoying the tasks…what dedicated detectives you are!
Daily maths tasks:
Murder mystery 11 – Death in the library
Before we start with today’s clue, we need to check that you solved yesterday’s correctly. It should have read: ‘killer has a library card number divisible by 3’ which means you can eliminate all of those suspects whose card number is not divisible by 3.
Clue 3 – Decimal system:
Today’s task is quite straightforward. Complete the calculation then add up the digits (in the answer) that are in the tens, units (ones) and tenths positions. That number will then correspond to a letter A = 1, B=2, C=3 etc. Reading down should reveal another clue.
Tip: Remember what happens to the digits when you divide and multiply by 10, 100, 1000 etc. Do you need to perform a written calculation?
Murder Mystery 3 – Jail or Jewels?
Before we introduce today’s clue, we need to check the answer for yesterday. It should have read: ‘Today I am wearing lipstick’ so you will have to eliminate those remaining suspects who would not be likely to wear lipstick!
Clue 3 – 100% Proof:
Your task today is to solve the percentage problems. The number that is the answer will correspond to a letter, A=1, B =2 etc. Once completed, the clue will read downwards.
Tips: Most of the percentages can be worked out from 10% (remember you need to divide by 10). Remember that 1% needs you to divide by 100, 2% = 2 X 1% ,12 ½ % is half of 25% and 5% is half of 10% etc.
Daily English task – The Great British Spag Off
Before today’s task, let’s check that you got yesterday’s clue correct. It should have read: ‘The murderer weighs less than one hundred and fifty kg but more than sixty five kg’. That should allow you to eliminate any of your remaining suspects who weigh over or below these amounts.
Clue 3 – Determiners
Your task to today is to identify the determiners in the passage. Once you have done this, you use the first letter from each determiner to spell out the next clue. In case you have forgotten what a determiner is, here is a tip.
Happy sleuthing Wednesday everyone!
Quick Maths Challenge
Bear Grylls Challenge: Water Limbo Challenge
PARENT/CARER MUST AGREE TO TODAY’S CHALLENGE! Set up a water hose (garden hoze nozzle allowed) in a grassy area. Line up as in traditional limbo. An adult (or responsible person) is in charge of the water hose, shooting a powerful stream of water for kids to limbo under. The adult starts with the hose high, and then lowers the stream of water after each round. How low can you go? Do not forget to send us pictures AND do not forget the Limbo music!
ICT Link to an online activity: Deduction – Trapped
Play deductive reasoning games and escape from the tower. You need to read the passage of the book and see what you can find out from it. This is really good to test your reading skills. There are different books to read so feel free to play more than once. Personally, I found using the mouse really challenging in the game!
Message of the day:
“Some people are worth melting for.”