We have been very active in the last year here is a showcase of our projects: Hedgehog Republic The hedgehog republic is the idea that by joining gardens together and closely monitoring the hedgehogs we will be able to maintain and grow the populations. The republics will have a number of the hogbox stations which recordContinue reading “Projects”
There is so much which can be achieved with rolls of paper. In this workshop we explored geometry, length, weight and engineering. After a while it got scarily big!!!
Yes, I know that we could go straight to the screen and play with LOGO. However young minds are so impressionable and it is our responsibility to give them as many possilbe learning avenues. That is why Rob and I are piloting the use of learning LOGO programming on physical boards. It introduces angles atContinue reading “Teaching Angles Through Logo Board Game”
Number bonds are just so important for strong mental maths …. but so boring! However that is where card games, board games and Art comes in. Number bond art is just a fun way of making these things more sticky. That is why I like making lolly sticks, cakes and biscuits: Hope you have aContinue reading “Tasty Number Bond Maths”
We had 4 sessions exploring Robotics and Maths at Gastrells Primary School. The students loved it and really expanded their knowledge of angles and distance. I will publish the full lesson sequence here shortly. This is just another example of how the new Computing curriculum can be overlapped with Maths.
The robot olympics run by our sister organisation were a huge success. Here is a post about the course: The courses were run at Deer Park, Marling, The Crypt and Balcarras Schools. This is what the students had to say: “It should be longer”, “This course was amazing”,”This taught me so much about coding”, “IContinue reading “Robot Olympics a Huge Success”
We have launched Robot Academy to support the learning of the skills needed for the future Scientists and Engineers. Please check out our sister site: http://www.robotacademy.co.uk This work has grown from our work in schools with Robots and Maths. It is clear that young people want to engage and become makers with the wonderfulContinue reading “Robot Academy Starts Rolling out Great Education”
Computer games – some people like them and some people hate them (usually parents). However at Gastrells Primary School the students make computer games. These computer games have a difference, the student design them to teach Maths. The first project they undertook was the development of their own coordinate game. This was so successful thatContinue reading “Creating Computer Games with Maths”
Thrupp Primary School had a wonderful time exploring Maths and Robots just before half term. The year 3/4 class got to grips with space travel, angle rotation and distance through a fantastic exploration project. The parents were amazed to find their children learning angle work, which is often taught at year 6. My deepestContinue reading “Thrupp School Maths and Robots”