Can you help? My observation this term is maths. We need to focus on Ma1 as we have spent so long going over revision for SATS, we have done very little in the way of investigations and problem solving. Head wants to see a lesson that links to the maths framework (which I don't currently plan from) and also to our topic, which this term is Islands. I want to do something fun now that the SATs are over. I have very mixed ability class ranging from 3C to 5A! I had in mind some sort of out doors treasure hunt with and islands theme but I can't see how it will fit in with MA1. I also had the idea of setting a scenario of being ship wrecked on a desert island and having to solve various problems, with children working together in groups. Had thought along the following lines: Having a small supply of fresh water and having to work out how long it would last for the number of people stranded (fine for low group but too easy for HA) Working out area of shelter that could be built from materials available (low group would have no idea). Collecting fire wood and playing with it before you start to build the fire - when you arrange it into groups of four you have 2 left over, when you arrange it into groups of....etc You find a banana tree but can't reach the fruit. You have some large stones to make some steps. first step uses 1 stone, second step uses 3, third step uses 6....less able could be asked how many stones would be needed for x number of steps (they could draw it out) More able could be asked how many stones would be in the Nth step. Each morning you see turtles on the beach. On the first day you notice 3 turtles, on the second day you see 5, on the 3rd day 8. You start to notice a pattern (less able what is the pattern - give them diff no of turtles with straight forward rule) How many turtles would you see on Nth day. I need some inspiration to think what I can do with these ideas to make the lesson fun - any help would be much appreciated.