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                Year 2 Mathematics Investigation

                                ‘Toy Robots’

                      Time Allocation: 1hr 30 minutes


                   Can you help the toy factory?

   Your task will be to find out which robot best fits the Toy Zone box.
   Your teacher will read the problem to you.

   Part 1
    Find how many different robots you can make?
    You can use any head body or legs.
    Each robot must look different.

   Part 2
    Use the bocks to measure the height of each robot.

   Part 3
    Identify which robots will fit inside the Toy Factory’s box?

   Part 4
    Explain which robot or robots the Toy Factory should make to best
    fit the boxes the factory has.

   Part 5
    Reflect upon the task.

                 Task adapted from www.nrich.maths.org


           Materials:
            • MAB blocks (tens and units)
            • Pre-cut ‘robot body parts’
            • Body-part reference sheet
            • Picture of Toy Zone box
            • Pencil
            • Glue stick
            • 2 x A3 grids for gluing on completed robots


       Work carefully through each part of the investigation.
Part 2)                                          Part 3)
 Record the height of each robot.                 Tick all the robots that fit in the
 Don’t forget to number each                      Toy Zone box.
 robot.                                           Don’t forget to number each
                                                  robot.
Robot               Height of                     Robot                Will this robot fit
                                                                       in the Toy Zone
                     Robots                                            boxes?
                     (in blocks)                                           × or √
Robot 1                                           Robot 1
Robot                                             Robot
Robot                                             Robot
Robot                                             Robot
Robot                                             Robot
Robot                                             Robot
Robot                                             Robot
Robot                                             Robot



 Part 4)
  Which robot or robots should the Toy Zone make? Write the numbers.


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   Explain why you chose this or these robots.




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