In June 2019, we held our first 'Calculator Crunch', a fun and free summer challenge designed to get Year 6s and above 'calculator-ready' for the secondary curriculum.
Across nine school days, we posted engaging calculator questions for students to work on. They all involved using a calculator (basic or scientific) to solve an interesting problem. The problems were designed to develop mathematical thinking skills. You can try out the 2019 Calculator Crunch questions, which are archived below.
We're aiming to bring the Calculator Crunch back for 2020 – follow @MEIMaths to stay in the loop!
If you have any questions about the Calculator Crunch, please contact Alison Hopper.
Calculator Crunch was supported with two free lesson plans – one for use with Year 6 students, and another for use with current Year 7 students and/or with Year 6 students as a secondary-led transition activity.
You can download the lesson plans and accompanying PowerPoints below:
There’s also a template you can use to create certificates for students who take part: