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Shape Puzzle

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.

Shape

Vikings

Tudors

Afican animals

  • animals 1 and 2

Robots

  • robots 1 and 2

Measures

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Egyptian maths

I wrote these a while ago. What do you think?

Balanced equation stuff, linked to weighing of the heart ceremony.

Place Value resources:

Egyptian Collaborative activities.

This first activity is adapted from the Pharoah activity on the Ancient Egypt website.

The Challenge – ‘Ask the experts’

You are a young assistant in the Egyptology department of a museum. Last week
you went around the museum talking to three different experts about four objects
from the museum’s collection. Each expert told you something about each of the
objects.

The conservator told you what the objects were made of and how to take
care of them.

The curator told you the history of the objects.

The archaeologist told you about when and where the objects were
found.

You carefully wrote everything that the experts told you on separate cards.
However, you forgot to write down the names of the objects on these cards. You
have one card from each of the experts about each of the four objects. Read over
the twelve cards and match each card with one of the four objects.

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pharaoh/activity/main.html

I have made this into a collaborative activity with children working in three groups. Works best if you print expert clues onto different coloured card and childen take on different roles.

This next activity keeps children in role as museum curators. They work together matching buriel goods to pictures and descriptions to number the artefacts. You need to print off picture cards and clue cards.

Egyptians liked to play a game called Senet. I have adapted the sequence excel file from the Primary framewworks website so that you could play the game and investigate sequences at the same time.

There is a great pyramid excel file on the standards website to investigate addition and sequences.

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