Start by watching the video https://youtu.be/B2dkNPaTmDY
The class will make poster of a stage […]
You will need a cut-out paper circle (about 12cm diameter).
Use a circle that does not show the centre. Fold your circle along a diameter. Mark the ends A and B. Now unfold your circle and then fold again along a different diameter and mark the […]
We take it that you know that in a parallelogram both pairs of opposite sides are parallel.
In this investigation you will discover some other properties of parallelograms.
Step 1: Use two rulers with different widths to draw a parallelogram on tracing paper or baking paper.
Make sure that it is not a […]
How many triangles can you find? Look carefully, there may be more than you think!
Click here to download a large copy of the triangle.
Click here to download a sheet to colour in your solutions.
Cut carefully along the lines to make your 7-piece Tangram.
Now use the pieces of your Tangram to make
• An isosceles triangle
• A rectangle
• A parallelogram
• An isosceles trapezium
• A hexagon
Click here for the worksheet
Take a sheet of A4 paper. First fold the top left corner to meet the bottom edge and press the fold flat. Then fold the top right corner to meet the edge that you folded down.
Can you prove that the quadrilateral you have made is a kite?
Can you find the perimeter of the […]
What commands would you give to make the turtle do this?
This activity will help you to start writing programs to command the robot even if you have never done anything like this before and you know nothing about coding. The LOGO language is simple to […]
Which coloured bits would you use to show that two eighths equals one quarter?
Which coloured bits would you use to show that two sixteenths equals one […]
What do you notice about this shape?
Describe the shapes of the tangram pieces.
What is the same and what is different about the shapes of the tangram pieces?
Make a pattern of your own using all 7 pieces.
This lesson is first about using properties of quadrilaterals to identify particular shapes and second about identifying the smallest number of properties needed to define a shape. This activity should be given to the class as a formative assessment activity: it is designed to provide the teacher with information about the learners’ current levels […]