Oh Hailstone!

This week, Year 5 have got off to an inspirational start in their maths learning. Following Jo Boaler's youcubed creative maths ideas, we have been investigating what it means to be creative in maths, to think deeply and celebrate mistakes. We've been learning that our brains make new pathways when we make a mistake which means our brains actually grow!
Today, we have been investigating a world-wide unsolved maths problem - The Hailstone sequence.
We had to look for patterns and relationships between the numbers in our sequences to form a conjecture - this is like a prediction based on the data we know and see.
We've had to use motivation and engagement to try to solve the problem.