Join Alexios, Selene and Orion as they hide inside the Trojan Horse in attempt to rescue the Queen. Children will help the Trojan warriors to work out if they can pull the Trojan Horse across the drawbridge. They will help the king to consider how much food he could buy to feed his soldiers at his celebration banquet. They will then help Alexios, Selene and Orion to work out how many stairs they will climb along with their army, and then to crack the code they need to enter the tower and rescue the queen.
This Learning Video Clip has been designed as a consolidation tool for steps 2 and 3. It contains content relevant to all these steps and can be used in parts to recap a particular step or in on its own at the end of a teaching sequence for the included steps.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. Help Selene to work out the area of the trapdoor.
Discuss the length and width of the trapdoor? Discuss how to use these dimensions to solve this calculation using the area model.
2,790cm² (62 x 45)
2. How much food should they prepare?
Discuss the calculations they will need to complete to work out the minimum and maximum number of food items. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Various answers between 780 items (65 x 12) and 975 items (65 x 15).
3. Help Alexios to calculate how many soldiers they will have to defeat the Trojan warriors.
Discuss how to move now onto a more formal method of multiplication.
There will be 360 soldiers (24 x 15).
4. Calculate how many steps will have been climbed.
What calculation do we need to complete? How do we set this out using the formal multiplication method?
1260 steps (84 x 15)
5. Use the numbers on the rocks to find two 2-digit numbers that will multiply together to complete the code.
Discuss the fact that there are various answers. Talk about the final digit being a 5, which will limit the questions. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
21 x 85 = 1,785 or 81 x 25 = 2,025
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 5: (5C6a) Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon
Mathematics Year 5: (5C6b) Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000
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