This is a fun expansion to building shapes. Why not wrap them with a bubble solution and see the new shapes that occur. This is an idea from clever Kerry Cue http://mathspig.wordpress.com/tag/make-your-own-cubic-bubble/

# Category Archives: Model Maths

## Teaching LOGO & Angles Through Board Games

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 LOGO & Angles Through Board Games”

## A beautiful Video on LEGO Maths

This is a class engaged in a Math Lego Lesson. It is has a lovely sens of discovery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6A_9mDQ3rI

## LEGO Maths Review Nov 2013

This is a review of the potential of using lego to build a maths curriculum: 1. The use of simple blocks and models to create primary lessons There is a huge room for use of Lego in the primary curriculum. It needs structuring and codifying but I think it could be a real hit! HereContinue reading “LEGO Maths Review Nov 2013”

## Large Meccano

This large Meccano was produced by me at Springfields school. It spawned a whole plethora of different teaching ideas. Here are a selection: 1. Shape Investigation 2. Angle Games 3.Builing and Costing a Rescue Shelter 4. Investigating Maths in Bridge Building Challenge

## In Search of Real Data – Heart Sensors

These are a great way of collecting data in a range of situations form activity to meditation. The cheaper watch ones tend to be unreliable and it is best to go for the full strap heart rate monitors. Approx £40 on ebay

## Robots and Maths at Primary

There are a number of different robots available for maths at the Primary level. They teach sequential logic, counting and turning. The resources can be extended further by imaginative use of mats to include time based problems. The two systems I like are Bebot and Bigtrack. The big track has a great expansion capacity andContinue reading “Robots and Maths at Primary”

## 100 Beads on a string – what every kid should have!

I believe even high functioning kids forget their number bonds. Using this simple way of getting students to comeback to counting and segmenting ensures that their mathematical brains develop correctly.

## Linking Cubes Still Great

These have been with us for a great deal of time. However a revisit of this tried and tested resource is overdue. The cube sets be used to explore the following problems really well: Primary: number bonds, counting, area squares and rectangles, basic volume Secondary: plan, side and elevation drawing, cube and square numbers, volumeContinue reading “Linking Cubes Still Great”

## Construction Sets – Geo Strips

Geo Strips can be a great way of making basic geometric shapes and discovering symmetry or the younger years 2. Knex for students of an older age The knex system is ideally suited for geometry and angles. It allows for architectural construction and has an active user group involve in maths.