Join Alex and Sophia as they visit the Natural History Museum with their class. Here they work out the price of tickets, work out the size of a dinosaur by multiplying by 100, work out the distance walked across a set number of hours, solve the scaled size of a dinosaur by dividing by 100 and finally solve answers to a quiz.
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. Is Alex correct?
Discuss how Alex has got that answer. Discuss the place value of £6.04 and how that would look on a place value chart when multiplied by 10.
Alex is incorrect. The correct answer is £60.40.
2. How much would 100 tickets cost?
Discuss the place value of £6.04 x 100. Discuss what this would look like on a place value chart.
3. How much will 30 tickets cost?
Discuss the methods of working out how to find out the answer for a multiple of 10.
4. Help Alex and Sophia work out the sizes of the Megalosaurus.
Discuss the different ways of working out the answer. Discuss whether there needs to be a change in unit of measurement – cm to m.
Height = 3.2m; Length = 8.1m
5. Is Alex correct?
Discuss the sum need to work out the answer. Discuss the movement of the digits on a place value chart.
Alex is incorrect. The correct answer is 13miles
6. Help the children work out the measurements they’ll need.
Discuss the different ways of working out the answer. Discuss whether there needs to be a change in unit of measurement – m to cm.
Height = 650cm ÷ 100 = 6.5cm; Length = 2250cm ÷ 100 = 22.5cm
7. Help them work out the missing word.
Discuss the clues and how to work out. Discuss what the word could be.
The missing word is FOSSILS. Sophia is correct.
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