Parallelogram and triangle cut and stick activities to link the formula for their areas to the formula for area of a rectangle.
Pupils cut a parallelogram and transform it into a rectangle of dimensions b x h, showing it is the same area as the rectangle
Pupils cut a copy of triangle with base b and height h and arrange the pieces to make a rectangle around the original triangle to show that the rectangle formed has twice the area of the triangle - so the area of a triangle is 0.5 x b x h
Area, triangle, Parallelogram, Cut and Stick.
A collection of fictional postcards from different places around the world. Each postcard gives some information about the place which can then be followed up with research. A nice activity is to look at lots of examples of postcards and then for pupils to design and make their own.