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GEOMETRY – POSITION GRAPHICS – Pointer Dog
Duff loves dogs … and he loves drawing them for you and your students. Here’s his Pointer (what other dog would you expect for a Position focus!!) facing either left or right. Put it onto a set of cards for students to use in a direction activity. Throw a die and jump that many spaces to the left or right. Try using both the left and the right Pointer on a set of large cards. Ask your students to stand in a straight line. Reveal one of the cards and call out a number from 1-10. Everyone then jumps/hops/skips/walks that many spaces. What will you use these 2 dogs for in your classroom?
NUMBER – PLACE VALUE ACTIVITIES – 2 to 5-digit Checklists
Easy-to-use one page Place Value Checklists for recording your students’ understandings in 2, 3, 4, and 5-digit Place Value. Can they model numbers using MAB or an abacus? Record numbers on a number line? Rearrange digits to make the largest number? Mentally add 10. 100 or 1000 to a given number? Tell you the number 10 times larger or smaller than a given number?
MEASUREMENT – MASS ACTIVITIES – Kitten Capers Y34
From newborn to 2 years old. Imagine how these delightful kittens will help your Stage 2 (Grade 3/4) students add and subtract up to 4-digit numbers, compare and sort mass in grams and ages in years. Plus they’ll’ have plenty of practice reading data on charts and column graphs. Open-ended tasks, yet we supply detailed answer sheets to make your life easy! Is Max lighter than Oscar? Is Smokey older than Ginger? What are 3 statements you can make about this graph?
GEOMETRY – POSITION ACTIVITIES – Possible Position Dogs Y34
Multiple sets of problem-solving activities for Stage 2 (Grade 3/4) students. Your students will enjoy using position language to work out how a group of 4 dogs wait patiently in line for their dinner each day. There are also a few 6-dog challenges for your low block students. Is Eddie in front of Tillie? Is Indigo the last dog in line? All colour-coded for easy use in your classroom today. What are you waiting for?
GEOMETRY – POSITION ACTIVITIES – Snakes and Ladders F12
Remember all those family nights playing Snakes and Ladders with your family? Now your Stage 1 (F/1/2) students can play this game with their friends too. A beautiful game board (you’ll find it in Maths Graphics – Position) that originated in ancient India. A brief historical summary for you to talk to your students about, plus a set of game instructions. All you need to add is a 0-6 die and a few coloured counters.
2D SHAPES – PHOTOGRAPHS – 5 new photographs from around the home
We love 2D Shape photographs – in fact we have more of these than any other maths theme in our resources. But we still can’t resist sharing these latest five 2D Shape photographs with you. Beautiful silver tesselated tiles and colourful rugs. Use them to inspire your students to create their own patterns. Or to photograph their own bathroom or kitchen floor and wall tiles and bring them in to share with the whole class. I wonder what you’ll discover there?
MEASUREMENT – MASS ACTIVITIES – Monster Measures F12
Young Stage 1 (F/1/2) students will be inspired by these Monster Measures activities linking addition & subtraction, mass in kg, lengths in cm, ages in years as well as reading data on charts and column graphs. Another focus is on using maths language to discuss what you discover with a partner. Is The Blob heavier than Mr Smiggins? Is Mildred younger than The Blob? Does Uggh the Troll eat more than 50 kg each week?
WHOLE SCHOOL PLANNING – STAFF MEETINGS – Maths Moments – Chipping away with real-life 3D resources
We live in a 3D world, surrounded by objects, positions, colours and much more. When we teach 3D Objects, we need to demonstrate links to real-life whenever we can. Start with real-life and make it a dominant theme throughout your maths session. Like these chips from lunch at a local café – rectangular prisms, stacked and packed, parallel, in a 2/3 pattern. This short 5 minute Staff Meeting 1-slide PPT is an easy way to explore examples of 3D with your whole staff.
WHOLE SCHOOL PLANNING – STAFF MEETINGS – Maths Moments – What’s that Length resource?
Everyone knows that length involves measuring with rulers and tape measures. We are also pretty familiar with trundle wheels. But not everyone is familiar with the wide range of alternative length measuring instruments. This 8-slide PPT presentation, complete with detailed presenter’s notes, will be great as a short 10 minute Staff Meeting spot.