# Learning By Topic KS2 & KS3 : The Royal Family and Mathematics

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch. How many years has she been Queen? Convert this into: months; fortnights; weeks; days; hours and minutes.

What 3D shapes did you use in your Castle model (see Art & DT)? Can you list/label the properties for each 3D shape e.g. number of faces and vertices?

After you have created the family tree of British Monarchs from the History section, calculate how long each monarch reigned and list them in descending order according to how many years they reigned.

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?

Did you know that Victoria sponge cake was named after Queen Victoria? Bake a sponge cake and as you combine the ingredients think about ratios. Can you list ratios of your ingredients? Example: how many parts flour to sugar?  The following link may help: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zsq7hyc

What percentage of her life has Queen Elizabeth II been on the throne?

Carry out research on how much tax payers money goes towards supporting the Royal Family and then look into how much revenue they bring in through tourism.

Plan a visit to London to the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. Consider transport, ticket price, refreshments, souvenirs etc. Create a budget for your day.