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Shape, Angle and Position Progression and Activities

I have uploaded several shape activities already and you can download activities and smartboard files from the tes website by following this link.

I have also produced progression documents for 2D shapes, 3D shapes, angles and position and movement.

  • 2D shape
  • 3D shape
  • Angles
  • Position and Movement

Remember, if you click on the picture, you will access the full document, however the hyperlinks won’t work. To download the zipfile, click here (Mediafire) or here (4share):

If you do download the zipfile, be patient it takes a while. You will need to unzip it, open the folder and locate the word document: LT 2D shape, LT 3D shape, LT angles or LT position and movement. Everything hyperlinks from there.

I have attached a step by step guide for unzipping the folder. click here

  • 2d shape mobiles puzzles (zids and zods)
  • Reflective symmetry in regular polygons

And here is a great pentomino activity…

  • Pentomino

Click on the picture to link to an interactive file from NGFL CYMRU.  When I introduced it to my class, I began with this activity:

Children invetsigated all by finding all 12 pentominoes using square paper provided below, then sorted onto Venn diagram: Net of open cube, at last 1 line of symmetry. Finally, they solved the attached puzzles:

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Finding All Possibilities Progression and Activities

Do you remember the problem solving materials that were produced looking at the progression in finding all possibilies problems?

 

Here is the document I produced to support teachers with developing the skills neededs to solve finding all possibilities problems. If you click on the picture, you will access the full document, however the hyperlinks won’t work.

To download the zipfile, click here (Mediafire) or here (4share):

If you do download the zipfile, be patient it takes a while. You will need to unzip it, open the folder and locate the word document: LT Finding All Possibilities 1. Everything hyperlinks from there.

I have attached a step by step guide for unzipping the folder. click here

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Kieran’s Cats, Weighing Wangdoodles and Arithmagons.

These three puzzles are one I return to often. I began year 4 solving these problems using equipment, e.g. shape cards, weighing scale pictures, digit cards etc. We then moved to using a finding all possibilities approach. Children solved the problems by writing ordered lists.  Now most of my current class can use the method suggested in the Logic draft materials booklet. It is a terrific approach because it develops data handling skills, adding three numbers using a mental or written method, halving two or three digit numbers and finding the difference.

The puzzles are easily adapted to almost any curriculum area, I have added a few that I have produced for classes over the years.

Place value

Pirates

The next three links open documents that make the link between arithmagons and ‘Kieran’s Cat’ type clues. There are some interactive arithmagons on the Nrich website which you can access by clicking on the picture above or following this link.

Kandinsky

Wizard of Oz

Arithmagons

Vikings

Tudors
Robot Wars

Sports day

These next few puzzles all require children to put objects in a row. The row contains either 3, 4 or 5 objects. When there are three objects, I have used ‘Kieran’s Cats’ type clues. When there are 4 in a row I have used either ‘Esmarelda’s coins’ clues. For 5 objects, I have gone to ‘Row of Coins’ for inspiration. All these puzzles can be found in the challenging more able children book.

Shapes

African animals

Angles

Measuring Cylinders

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Coordinate grids

These next activities are very popular with my class. I began by using them as ‘information gap’ or ‘mystery’ activities, where children worked in pairs or small groups sharing clues and solving the problems together. I have moved over the year to children solving them individually as they have solved them so many times. Hope you like them. Again, like the nicknames problems, we have revisited these problems in lots of different contexts to fit in with the different cross curriculat themes. They lend themselves to shape, space and measure objectives. I have used all of these with my year 4 class this year.

Instructions.

  1. Children cut up the pictures to be sorted onto grid. My class have found it helpful to put their initials on the back of each picture.
  2. Read through all the clues.
  3. Where a clue tells you exactly where a picture is to be placed, place it there.
  4. Tick off the clues as you solve then.
  5. When puzzle is solved, make sure solution fits all the clues.

Shape

Telling the time

Units of measurement

Angles

Tudors

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