Friday 10th May 2019
On Friday 3 May Amy, Annabel Sp, Charlotte Bl and Thea from Year 5 went to Gayhurst School to take part in the Izak9 Challenge. Izak9 is based on 27 cubes, with each face being a different number, fraction or shape; this allows for a huge variety of challenges, some easy and some requiring a great deal of thinking. All of the challenges involved teamwork, trial and error and persistence. One of the ones the girls liked the most required them to memorise a 3 x 3 wall in 3 seconds and then build it with their own cubes in a minute. The strategy was for each person to remember one line and the fourth person to remember a diagonal. This proved to be very successful! The trickiest challenge involved working with a team from another school to create one 9 x 3 wall of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.
It was a really different way of approaching maths and an enjoyable afternoon.