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Finish an investigation by making connections

iMaths 21/8/21

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At the conclusion of an iMaths investigation, it’s important to prompt students to think about how or where else the maths they’ve learned could be applied.

Your prompts should relate back to the investigation and also elaborate on the maths learned in other real-life scenarios. Here are some examples:

If students have completed the Year 1 Investigation Biggest Drink, you can ask:

  • What are some things you can do at home to help your family save water?
  • What are some things you can do at home to help your family recycle water?
  • How do the following containers suit their purpose: teapot, small fruit juice cartons (poppers), wheelbarrow?

If students have completed the Year 5 Investigation iFlakes, you can ask:

  • Who does the food shopping in your family?
  • Describe in detail the way your mum or dad shops. Do they look for bargains or healthy food, or just purchase the same things each week?
  • How much does advertising affect the buying habits of your family?

For every iMaths investigation there is a ready-made slide of questions like the examples above to help prompt students to make connections. Use these Making Connections slides to facilitate a whole-class discussion at the conclusion of your investigation.

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