Teachers TV: Primary Maths - Shape and Space

Three great primary maths lesson ideas for geometry, shape and space, at two schools in Hertfordshire.

Years 2 and 3 explore the characteristics of different shapes using long pieces of elastic, making large shapes in the classroom using their bodies.

At The Wroxham School, Year 1 go on a shape hunt. This school has a Jeep on the school field and motorbike and sidecar in the library! The children are enthused by finding mathematical shapes in the real world.

Back at Cuffley School Year 3 are turning 2D into 3D shape, using drinking straws and modelling dough.


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Created: May 22, 2010

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