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Strategy Board Games for Critical Thinking
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Strategy Board Games for Critical Thinking

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This is a set of 10 board games that work on STRATEGY rather than CHANCE. The only equipment you need is counters/markers. Provided in both colour and black/white. Easy-to-follow instructions are written on the game boards. All games are for 2 players. These games develop skills such as: ♦ strategic thinking ♦ logical thinking ♦ spatial perception ♦ planning ahead ♦ social interaction (not played on a screen!) Games: ♦ Spiralin’ ♦ Slide it! ♦ Sandwich ♦ Choices ♦ Pretwa ♦ Block ♦ Len Choa ♦ Nine Holes ♦ Tapatan ♦ Nine Field Kono Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Tumbleweed
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Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Tumbleweed

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project for your students. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points. The design can look more complicated than it actually is. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The circle is approximately18cm in diameter. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, lines, ruler. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art – Rotational Symmetry – Mandala Patterns
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Math Art – Rotational Symmetry – Mandala Patterns

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A fun activity for your students when studying geometry or cultural celebrations such as Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Students use the grid lines and lines of symmetry to help them draw the pattern in the other sections of the circle. The lines are light grey and they will become less visible after colouring. Included: ♦ 3 different patterns ♦ Blank template (students can make up their own pattern) For each of the 3 patterns: ♦ student template with grid lines. ♦ completed student template (great as a reference during the lesson). ♦ the pattern without the grid lines (could be used as a simple colouring activity if desired). An example of what is included for each of the 3 patterns is included in the images. Provided in 2 different paper sizes: ♦ A4 size paper ♦ Letter size paper Make ... colour ... cut ... display The blank template includes: grid lines, lines of symmetry, outer circle. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art – Parabolic Curves - Pinwheel
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Math Art – Parabolic Curves - Pinwheel

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project that uses parabolic curves to make an interesting ‘pinwheel’ design. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ Template (black or grey dots) ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher Notes There are 2 different templates to choose from. One of them is more suitable for older students as more care needs to be taken in ‘congested’ areas of the design. The designs are the same (one just has more dots/lines). Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The design is 17.5cm x 17.5cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Dice Number Games - Basic number recognition
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Dice Number Games - Basic number recognition

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Basic Number Recognition - using a dice (1-6) 4-in-a-row Gameboards ♦ Game 1 – recognising dotty patterns on a dice. ♦ Game 2 – matching a dotty dice picture with a numeral. ♦ Game 3 – matching a numeral with a picture of a dotty dice. Game 1 – Dotty Dice: A game for 2 players. Take alternate turns. You need one dotty dice and you each need counters (a different colour to your partner). Roll the dice. Find it on the gameboard and cover the picture with a counter. You win if you get 4 of your counters in a row. Game 2 – Dice and Numeral Match: A game for 2 players. Take alternate turns. You need one dotty dice and you each need counters (a different colour to your partner). Roll the dice. Look at the dots on the dice and find the numeral on the gameboard. Cover the numeral with a counter. You win if you get 4 of your counters in a row. Game 3 – Numeral and Dotty Dice Match: A game for 2 players. Take alternate turns. You need one dice with numerals and you each need counters (a different colour to your partner). Roll the dice. Look at the number on the dice and find a dotty dice picture that matches your number. Cover the picture of the dice with a counter. You win if you get 4 of your counters in a row. All 3 games are provided in both colour and black and white.
Rotational Symmetry – Art activity – Maths (Geometry)
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Rotational Symmetry – Art activity – Maths (Geometry)

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Rotational Symmetry Art Activity. This fun activity produces fantastic designs that your students will be super proud of. Each template has rotational symmetry of order 6 and is on isometric dot paper. Your students simply add more lines (ensuring each line is done 6 times to keep it symmetrical), using the dots to maintain accuracy. When your students are happy with their final design they can colour it in using symmetrical colouring. Afterwards, your students may wish to cut their design out and use it in another piece of artwork. For example, adding a stem and leaves to turn it into a flower. Plain isometric dot paper has also been provided as a basis for your students to create their own rotational symmetry design from scratch. Provided as two separate files – A4 paper size and Letter paper size. What you get: • 30 templates on isometric dot paper • Poster explaining rotational symmetry • Isometric dot paper (plain) • Teacher notes © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Fun with a Ruler - Collaborative Art Project using Parabolic Curves
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Fun with a Ruler - Collaborative Art Project using Parabolic Curves

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project that involves drawing parabolic curves (curves that are made by drawing a series of straight lines). This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Each student completes a square. Join the squares together to make an eye-catching display (see image for example). Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example ♦ Display suggestion ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: Each square measures approximately 18.5cm x 18.5cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Multiplication Game - 4 in a row
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Multiplication Game - 4 in a row

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A great game to reinforce multiplication facts (x1 to x12) A game for 2 players. Equipment needed: one dice, counters. How to play: Players take alternate turns. Player A rolls one dice and looks down the column that is the same number as the dice. He/She selects a question and answers it out loud. Player B checks that the answer is correct. Player A places a counter on that square. The first player to get 4 counters in a row is the winner. The row may be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. The instructions are written at the base of each game board. Game Boards: x 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8 x 9 x 10 x 11 x 12 mixture of x2 x5 x10 The facts on each board range from x0 to x12. Choice of colour: ♦ 2 tone coloured boards ♦ single coloured boards ♦ black and white boards Made on A4 sized paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Multiplication and Division Wheels - lift the flap
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Multiplication and Division Wheels - lift the flap

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Multiplication and Division wheels for the x1 to x12 facts. A great ‘craftivity’ to help your students learn and practise the instant recall of their multiplication and division facts. How to make: ♦ colour / decorate ♦ cut out the two wheels and along the dotted lines between the numbers ♦ glue the top and bottom wheels together (in the centre only) ♦ fold back the flaps ♦ write the answers under the flaps ♦ ready to use! Two formats: ♦ with a robot graphic. ♦ plain so your students can decorate and personalise their own wheel. Included: ♦ 12 multiplication wheels with a robot graphic. ♦ 12 multiplication wheels without a graphic. ♦ 12 division wheels with a robot graphic. ♦ 12 division wheels without a graphic. ♦ Instruction sheet. Designed on A4 size paper. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math - Ten Frame Train
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Math - Ten Frame Train

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A ten frame train that is suitable for using in your math lessons or having as a display on your classroom wall. Included: ♦ Train engine ♦ Carriages - ten frames 0-10 ♦ Carriages - ten frames 0-10 with numeral written at the top 1 engine/carriage per page. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Sun and Moon Art
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Sun and Moon Art

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A fun, creative and bright art project for your students to enjoy. Select the template that best fits your students. 3 Different Templates: ♦ draw your own patterns and then add colour. ♦ draw half of the patterns and then add colour. ♦ just add colour. Suggested Colouring: ♦ Moon side - cool colours (shades of blue, green, purple) ♦ Sun side - warm colours (shades of red, yellow, orange) Suggested Curriculum Links: ♦ Māori myths and legends (Rona and the Moon; Maui and the Sun). ♦ Solar system / Space / Night and Day study. ♦ Maths – geometry (patterns, shapes). Also a great activity during busy assessment periods … your students can work on this independently while you’re testing :) Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc   (Design C)
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Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design C)

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A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design C (medal). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. This is Design C (medal). Other designs are also available in my store: Design A - wreath Design B - cross Design D - poppy Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Sailboat
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Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Sailboat

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project for your students. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. One set of lines makes a parabolic curve and the other set makes a zig-zag pattern. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white ♦ Example - coloured ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves, water, ocean, wind, sport © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock
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St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete on St Patrick’s Day. There are 2 different templates to choose from. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. There is space at the bottom of each template for a writing task that you may wish to set (eg ‘If I found a pot of gold I would …’). If you don’t want this, simply cut the artwork out when finished. Included: ♦ Shamrock with pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock without pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock – draw your own stem, without pot of gold. ♦ Practise template. ♦ Example of the completed design. ♦ Instructions. The templates are provided in both black and light grey dots. Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points. The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Practise Tempate: A practise template is included for your students to practise ruling the pattern before you give them the actual template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black or green works best for this project). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, Ireland, Irish, luck. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Basic Facts – BLACK BELT CHALLENGE
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Math Basic Facts – BLACK BELT CHALLENGE

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A basic fact challenge – can your students pass all 10 levels to achieve their ‘Black Belt’ in basic facts? Students are given a time frame to finish a certain amount of questions with 100% accuracy in order to pass a level (time frame and quantity of questions to be decided by each teacher). Each card has the answers on the back so students mark their own work … no extra work for you! Level 1 – White Belt – addition (numerals 0-10) Level 2 – Yellow Belt – subtraction (numerals 0-20) Level 3 - Orange Belt – addition and subtraction Level 4 – Green Belt – addition and subtraction with a missing number or sign Level 5 – Blue Belt – multiplication (0x0 to 12x12) Level 6 – Purple Belt – division Level 7 – Pink Belt – multiplication and division Level 8 – Red Belt – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Level 9 – Brown Belt - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with a missing number or sign Level 10 – Black Belt – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with brackets Included: ♦ 60 different cards for each level (total of 600 cards – just print what you need). ♦ Student recording sheet (use this or just write the answers in a math exercise book). ♦ Certificates – provided in both colour and black/white. ♦ Student celebration sheet (colour the belt as you achieve). ♦ Class tracking sheet. ♦ Teacher notes. ♦ Blank templates to adjust the order of the levels (if desired) – student celebration sheet and class tracking sheet. ♦ Supplementary sheets for US classrooms (the word ‘colour’ changed to ‘color’). What you need to do: Print, cut, fold and laminate the cards. (They need to be folded so the question is on the front and the answer is on the back). Admittedly this takes a bit of setting up, but sit yourself in front of the TV with the laminator and time will go quickly! You will find this resource extremely useful because it caters to such a wide range of ability levels and the cards can be used in many different ways (not just for this black belt challenge). ♦ 10 levels. ♦ 60 cards per level. ♦ 20 questions per card. ♦ Answers are on the back of the card (great for self-marking). ♦ Questions and answers are all numbered 1-20. ♦ All of the cards in each level have the same degree of difficulty. ♦ Size 14 Calibri font is used. Alternate questions are in bold font. ♦ Each card is approximately 45mm by 135mm in size (once folded). ♦ 4 cards per A4 sheet of paper. Please note that the cards used in this resource can also be purchased in separate sets which are not part of the ‘Black Belt Challenge’. The cards are identical but they are all black/white. They are available in my store ... Math Basic Fact Cards Set 1-10 © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Basic Facts - 'Math Ninja' Challenge
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Math Basic Facts - 'Math Ninja' Challenge

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A basic fact speed and accuracy challenge. 5 different levels. 100 questions per level. Complete it in the time allocation with 100% accuracy to pass the level. Five Levels: 1) Addition – using single digit numbers 2) Subtraction – facts to 20 3) Multiplication – 0x0 to 12x12 4) Division – same facts as multiplication 5) Mixture – mixture of levels 1 – 4 Suggested Use: Students are given a certain allocation of time to achieve the completion of 100 facts with 100% accuracy. If they do this, they pass that level and move on to the next level. I would operate this challenge once a week, but it’s up to you. You select the time, depending on the ability of your students. Answer sheets are provided for self or buddy marking. Hand out certificates to recognise achievement. Included: ♦ Question sheets (one for each level) ♦ Answer sheets ♦ Student recording sheets ♦ Teacher tracking sheet ♦ Certificates (colour and black/white) ♦ Wall display templates ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Multiplication Game - 4 in a row (alien theme)
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Multiplication Game - 4 in a row (alien theme)

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A fun multiplication game that reinforces knowledge of the 1x1 to 9x9 facts. Included: ♦ 4 game boards (numbers are arranged differently on each board) ♦ Instructions ♦ Multiplication grid (to support lower ability students) Provided in colour and black/white. How to Play: Player A starts by placing a marker under (or on) two of the alien numbers at the bottom of the game board. Player A multiplies these two numbers together and covers that answer on the board with one of their counters. Player B moves one of the markers to a new number. Player B multiplies these two numbers together and covers that answer on the board with one of their counters. Play continues in this way, with players taking alternate turns and moving only one of the markers each time. If a player moves a marker to make a multiplication question where the answer is already covered, they lose their turn. The winner is the player who makes a row of 4 with their counters. The row may be horizontal, diagonal or vertical. Number of players: 2 Equipment: counters and markers (The markers are used to show which two 'alien' numbers are being multiplied together. You could use counters, paper clips, little sticks, etc.) ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Addition and Subtraction Math Games
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Addition and Subtraction Math Games

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Addition & Subtraction Dice Games for Maths. 4-in-a-row Gameboards ♦ 14 Different Gameboards. ♦ Equipment needed – dice, counters, gameboard ♦ Suitable for 2 players ♦ All games are provided in both colour and black and white. How to Play: 1. Player A rolls the dice. 2. Player A looks at the dice picture on the left side of the board and works out the required sum. 3. Player A finds the answer to the sum on the gameboard and covers one of those squares with his/her counter. 4. Player B has their turn. 5. Players continue to take turns. The winner is the first player to get 4 of their counters in a row. The Gameboards: ♦ dice + 1 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1, 5+1, 6+1 ♦ 5 + dice 5+1, 5+2, 5+3, 5+4, 5+5, 5+6 ♦ 10 + dice 10+1, 10+2, 10+3, 10+4, 10+5, 10+6 ♦ 10 – dice 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6 ♦ 20 + dice 20+1, 20+2, 20+3, 20+4, 20+5, 20+6 ♦ 20 – dice 20-1, 20-2, 20-3, 20-4, 20-5, 20-6 ♦ 100 + dice 100+1, 100+2, 100+3, 100+4, 100+5, 100+6 ♦ 100 – dice 100-1, 100-2, 100-3, 100-4, 100-5, 100-6 ♦ 100 + (dice x 10) 100+10, 100+20, 100+30, 100+40, 100+50, 100+60 ♦ 100 – (dice x 10) 100-10, 100-20, 100-30, 100-40, 100-50, 100-60 ♦ Doubles 1+1, 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, 5+5, 6+6 ♦ 9 + dice 9+1, 9+2, 9+3, 9+4, 9+5, 9+6 ♦ 19 + dice 19+1, 19+2, 19+3, 19+4, 19+5, 19+6 ♦ 99 + dice 99+1, 99+2, 99+3, 99+4, 99+5, 99+6 © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Battleships Game - 3 different levels
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Battleships Game - 3 different levels

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Battleships Game 3 different levels. 4 different templates within each level. Great for reinforcing a math lesson on CO-ORDINATES. Level 1: 11x10 grid. 5 different forces (7 to destroy). 4 different templates. Level 2: 17x14 grid. 8 different forces. 4 different templates. Level 3: 24x14 grid. Determine your own forces. 4 different templates. Chart provided to show air/land/sea forces. Instructions included. Co-ordinates are letter/number (eg B12) Land, Air and Sea forces. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.
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Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete leading up to Remembrance Day / Memorial Day / Armistice Day / Anzac Day. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create a poppy. Your students could write something in the petals before colouring (eg facts, opinons, a 4 line poem, etc). Display them together to make a 'poppy patchwork quilt'. Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example – black/white ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The design looks more complicated than it actually is. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. A pattern is repeated 8 times. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources