Learning By Topic KS2: Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Mathematics

Create a number code for the alphabet (e.g. a =1 b=2 be a bit more adventurous than this example) write your theme words using this code – can anyone crack your codes?!

Now ask an adult to write some addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums in this code. Can you decode these and then solve them?

For one week, read every day for an hour, record how many pages you read in that hour. Plot this information on a bar graph. Now interpret the data: on which day did you read the most amount of pages? On which day did you read the least amount of pages? What other information can be determined from the data?

Upper KS2: From the above data can you find the mean, median, range and mode?

Extension: can you convert and record the total amount of time spent reading from hours to minutes and then possibly even seconds?

Each book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has preciously 217 pages in it. There are 13 books so far. What is the total number of pages in the series?

Upper KS2: For this activity you will need to have begun reading but not yet finished a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book: How many pages have you read of the book? There are 217 pages, what percentage of the book have you read?

In the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, Greg receives a book for Christmas called ‘Math is Rad’ to help him with his algebra. What do you know about algebra? Could you create a YouTube tutorial type video that will assist Greg with his understanding of algebra?