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
- 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…
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:
www.nrich.maths.org have gone with an Olympic theme this month, so I have uploaded a couple of puzzles I wrote a while ago linked to this theme. My class have this theme in the summer term, so I will produce more puzzles nearer the time.
We did quite a bic mathematics topic based on the Winter Olympics. I have added some of the activities below. The first set are based on logical problem solving activites adapted from the draft materials published by Primary Strategy for year 4.
- Winter Olympic medal tables
This first activity is has four puzzles that lead the children to draw graphs to show how many gold, silver and bronze medals won. I asked the children to complete the graphs so that each column had three colours indicating gold, silver and bronze so that they could see the total number of medals won also.
- Summer Olympic Medal Tables
These are similar to the Winter Olympic medals puzzles, but based on the summer games.
We have finished our ‘How to train your dragon’ topic and have turned our attention to Christmas. I have put together some maths puzzles to end the term, which revisit all the puzzles the children have been introduced to over the term. (Click on the pictures to access the puzzles)
I have added simple, whole pound examples, and more difficult decimal examples. Children in my class are in transition between guess and test strategy and more systematic tick chart method explained in the draft logic problem materials for kieran’s cats.
I have also uploaded Christmas themed digit cards, which can be use to solve problems such as magic square puzzles, card sharp puzzles, e.g.
You can also access smartboard files and further ideas and activities linked to digit cards here.
Year 2 activities: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Year-2-Christmas-Maths-6146500/
Year 4 activities:http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Key-stage-2-Christmas-Maths-Puzzles-6147071/
This year our priorities in school are:
- To develop a love of reading.
- To develop a love of maths by implementing a problem solving approach.
- To develop a creative curriculum.
In practise, this term we have altered our planning so that each class is developing their curriculum based on a book. My book is How to train your dragon by Cressida Cowell,
so I have shared some of the maths problems we solved. I have also begun to upload accompanying smartboard files for different posts onto the TES website. Here is a link to the:
Week 1 and 2, we started by looking at the painting Saint George and the Dragon by Paulo Uccelo.
We also covered some of the simplier Knight maths found in the Tudor maths pages:
When we got to the book, our literacy was writing stories with Historical settings. I found the legend of the boneknapper clip on you tube very helpful. We revisited some of the Viking maths I covered with year 4 last year, I will pull them altogether here, and I have added a few new activities.
We are now looking at the dragons, and writing information texts. In science we are looking at temperature.
This is a very flexible puzzle. It can be adapted by making the grid bigger or smaller, the ‘shapes’ can be altered into almost any cross curricular images and the numbers can be given units to make it a converting units puzzle. Below are some examples of how I have adapted the problem over time.