A brief insight into how fractals are created as well as examples in Maths, art and nature. Includes a spreadsheet to investigate. Requires a basic understanding of complex numbers to fully appreciate.
I originally produced this resource to help my own children learn to tell the time. It has since been used extensively to support teaching time telling to children aged between 5 and 10 years of age.
This Key Stage 1 and 2 Maths resource provides clear visuals and activities to support children in the development of time telling skills. The aim is to encourage children to take a hands on approach linking maths and creativity in an enjoyable way.
Slides are provided in three different formats; full colour, black and white photocopiable and tinted dyslexia friendly.
A fun cross-curricular activity that I made to consolidate knowledge of 2D shapes. The children go around the board collecting shapes to reassemble their monster after a volcanic explosion blew them apart. Game cards are used to quiz children on the properties of shapes which they then use to design their monster.
After watching the PowerPoint, 'materials - toys in my stocking', we looked at the toys the children themselves had brought in. We discussed the materials they were made from and classified them according to their main material. The children then drew small pictures of their toys which we photocopied for them to collect the data. They then completed this pictogram to see which material was the most frequently used in the toys that they'd brought in :-)
A4 pdf which includes templates of minibeasts made out of 2d shapes plus corresponding coloured shapes to match to the templates. Minibeasts includes are ladybird, butterflies, snails, dragonfly, bee and spider. Just cut and laminate to make a themed, cross curricular matching game. Template bases have captions of inibeast names in Sassoon infant font.
A chance for learners to be creative and build three ladders for Fireman Sam. We used straws and sticky dots to put them together, but children may think of other options! This was carried out during our People who look after us theme, but could be used anytime. Once the ladders were made we ordered them from shortest to tallest....and then built a Pontypandy village with short and tall houses and made short and long fire engines!
This murder mystery will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve addition math puzzles to solve a murder. Students will need to gather evidence by completing charts, Interview witnesses by sorting through addition equations and compare data to narrow the suspects. Finally they will narrow it down to two suspects, with a final hundred chart puzzle to uncover the truth.
A Powerpoint adventure using mathematical problems.
I used this in Computing lessons as an example for the Y6s to create their own adventure type game and plan a sequence. The maths content is not aimed at UKS2.
Lessons based on the idea that Dr Evil is going to attempt to take over the world and only YOUR class can stop him. Embed the first video into a powerpoint and have Dr Evil suddenly appear in the middle to kick start it all, and then your children will be ordering henchmen into a Most Wanted list, order them on Evil Street, work out catering for the evil convention, create a model of the device, and eventually destroy it. The final Dr Evil video shows the kids they have defeated him. Some of the final resources are missing and due to a computer meltdown I no longer have them. Sorry!
This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials. Each team will then test at three stations: Distance, Accuracy, and Power. Included are follow-up math problems for enhanced learning. One of my favorite STEM activities!
Included in this product:
- Teachers guide with links to resources
- Student catapult design sheet
- Student recording sheet for each station
- Math connection problems including angles, ratios, and averages, and graphing