We loved reading through all of your competition entries this week and were very impressed by the range of answers and explanations. You have all clearly done lots of learning over the Issue! As usual, there can only be two winners. This time they are…
daring_whale of Cheam Common Junior Academy, who thought that numbers in the news were useful, although sometimes a little confusing
extraordinary_redcurrant of Boutcher C of E Primary School, who put numbers in the news at a 10 on the importance scale because they help us to understand key information.
Great work, both of you!
Throughout this Issue, we have been asking you to look carefully at some of the numbers in the news. So this week, our question for you is very simple...
On a scale of one to ten, how important are numbers for helping us to understand the news?
STEP 1: Look at the scale and decide where you think numbers should go.
For example, if you say 1 or 2, then you think numbers are not very important for helping us to understand the news. If you say 5 or 6, then you think numbers are quite important.
STEP 2: Explain your choice using the word "because..."
CHALLENGE: can you use examples of numbers you have see in the Issue to explain your answer?
Here's a sentence structure that might help:
I think numbers in the news are not important/ quite important/ very important for understanding the news and I would put them at number X on the scale. I think this because... (insert reason here).
The deadline for entries is Friday April 9th at midday. PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE and make sure your work is your own. Good luck!