Pentomino puzzles activity

Pentomino puzzles activity

Investigation and problem solving activity in which students identify all the different pentominoes, then fit them into shapes (50 different shapes, inc. 4 rectangles, 4 squares, 17 animals, 13 pictures (inc. car, train, plane, rocket, boat), 12 other shapes (inc. cross, yin and yang, heart)).
kmbheck
Perimeter and Area investigation in real life context. End of unit D1 Year 6

Perimeter and Area investigation in real life context. End of unit D1 Year 6

I have tried to link perimeter and area to real life contexts. I used images from Goggle earth and the measurement tool - all the building measurements are accurate (they have been rounded). The investigation involves the children calculating using real measurements and real prices the costs of re turfing the Arsenal stadium , decking the court yard at Buckingham Palace and knocking down the Houses of Parliament to make a car park to solve the congestion probs in London. I showed the the images on Google Earth and they loved flying from one place to the other. I hope this is useful to someone
amberrose
Geometry Toolbox. Online compass. Classroom tool.

Geometry Toolbox. Online compass. Classroom tool.

Never again will you have to struggle with those large board compasses, protractor and ruler! Mr Reddy’s Geometry Toolbox allows you to teach constructions and loci with the easy to use online tools. A fantastic resource!
nedwor
Perimeter Investigation - Interactive Activity

Perimeter Investigation - Interactive Activity

An interactive, open ended shape and space investigation focusing on investigating the formula for the perimeter of a shape. To be used on the interactive whiteboard and ideal as a lesson as there is a starter and plenary. The interactive tools and activities help students to develop their own mathematical strategies and ideas. The paving slabs unit can be used as part of a transition project at KS2/3
Hunters Quay
Shape and Space Investigation - KS2/KS3

Shape and Space Investigation - KS2/KS3

This is a simple open ended shape and space investigation focussing on the formula for the perimeter of a shape. This is an ideal unit to introduce younger KS2 children to maths investigation skills as the patterns are simple to spot. The unit can be used to assess AT1 or as a KS2/3 transition project. This can be used as a lesson with a starter, main and plenary included with animations. Teachers notes are also included.
NGfLCymru
NRICH - Inside Seven Squares

NRICH - Inside Seven Squares

Area Key Stage: 2 ★★ If the central square has an area of 1 square unit. What are the areas of the red triangles? This problem provides a challenge when you are focusing on drawing lines and shapes accurately, or finding areas either by counting squares or calculation. The problem calls on learners' understanding of squares and right-angled triangles, and requires working systematically, as well as visualisation and reasonably accurate drawing. This resource has comprehensive teachers' notes and resources, linked from the problem page. This includes possible approaches and key questions, as well as possible support and extensions. The file attached is a HTML file, which, when opened, automatically redirects you to the problem on the NRICH website.
nrich_maths
NRICH - Baravelle

NRICH - Baravelle

Properties of Shapes - 2D Shapes Key Stages: 2, 3 and 4 ★ What can you say about this image? Can you recreate the image? What mathematical questions can you ask about it? The aim of using this image is to encourage discussion about the different ways of seeing, and to pose questions that can form the focus of further investigation. This resource has comprehensive teachers' notes and resources, linked from the problem page. This includes possible approaches and key questions, as well as possible support and extensions. The file attached is a HTML file, which, when opened, automatically redirects you to the problem on the NRICH website.
nrich_maths
NRICH - Two Squared

NRICH - Two Squared

Area, 2D Shapes Key Stage: 2 ★★★ Four squares can fit into a square with twice the side length. Can you do the same with some other shapes? This problem helps learners to come to terms with the concept of area and also to explore the properties of many straight-sided shapes. It requires some quite difficult visualisation when more complex shapes are used. However, the beginning is very accessible so everyone can become involved quickly. This resource has comprehensive teachers' notes and resources, linked from the problem page. This includes possible approaches and key questions, as well as possible support and extensions. The file attached is a HTML file, which, when opened, automatically redirects you to the problem on the NRICH website.
nrich_maths