Using Stories to Teach Maths Ages 7 to 9

Using Stories to Teach Maths Ages 7 to 9

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Make the teaching of Maths a more exciting and creative cross-curricular experience! This innovative series provides original and fun stories, sketches and poems to use as the basis for teaching objectives from the Mathematics Programme of Study. The stories are supported by differentiated lesson plans and original resources such as card games and suggestions for kinaesthetic activities. Ages 7-9 stories include: Round up Rebellion, Dodgy Divisions, Decimal Dilemma, Right Angle Tangle, The Unsquare Square, Mad Measures, One Out of Two People, Time Table Poems, Metric v Imperial Poem. The stories have been road-tested in schools and the children thoroughly enjoyed them!Lesson plan A drama warm up exercise that we have found to be successful is to dividethe children into groups of four to six. Each group isthen secretly giventhe name ofa familiar 3D shape and then asked to work out how to represent this shape using their bodies. ... We suggest you showthe children 2D pictures (see pages 88a€“89)of a tetrahedron etc and discusswhat 2D shapes they are made from.

Title:Using Stories to Teach Maths Ages 7 to 9
Author:Steve Way, Simon Hickton
Publisher:Andrews UK Limited - 2012-07-19


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