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How far is it round the world? 

Create a table relating distances on a globe to distances in real life and then use this to calculate distances between places around the world. Covers concepts in measurement, averaging to minimise errors and the use of conversion tables.
Ages 8  12 3 pages of teachers' notes and 7 pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £1.00


How many different kinds of triangle are there? 

How many different kinds of triangle are there? Can you have a triangle with two obtuse angles?
These and other questions are all explored in this practical investigation using geostrips (or something similar). By the end of the investigation you should be able to identify rightangled, acuteangled and obtuseangled triangles and know what it means for a triangle to be equilateral, isoceles or scalene. Ages 8  12 3 pages of teachers notes and 7 pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £1.00


How Many Each and Altogether? 

How many frogs in each pond? How many ponds? How many frogs altogether?
WORK BIG to get to grips with the key language you need to understand problems with words in them. Extend into the ideas of multiplication and division and how they link together. Ages 6  10 Teacher's notes and prompt cards. (pdf) 
GBP £0.40


How Many Fingers? 

I wonder how many fingers we have here? Just 10? But you have ten, Jamie has ten, Sophie has ten... A lively and engaging talking investigation exploring counting in 10s and 20s beyond 100. Ages 6  10 Teacher's notes and pupil record sheets. (pdf) 
GBP £0.60


How Many Hula Hoops? 

How many hula hoops (the small, crunchy variety!) would it take to stretch from the school to Big Ben in London? Investigate metres, converting to km, using conversion tables and working with BIG numbers! Highly motivating! Ages 7  10 7 pages of teachers notes and 3 pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £1.00


How much snow would fill the classroom? 

Estimate distances, work with volume of cuboids, convert metric volumes  cm^{3}  litre  m^{3}, measure with metre sticks, minimise sources of error, average using the median, draw diagrams, round numbers and find out about significant figures. Wow!
Ages 10  12 5 pages of teacher's notes and 5 pupil sheets. (pdf) 
GBP £1.00


How tall is that building? 

An outdoor team challenge to estimate the height of a building, either by counting bricks, using shadows or using similar triangles. Covers skills in estimating, measuring, minimising errors and ratio.
Ages 9  13 4 pages of teachers' notes and 4 pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £0.80


Maps and Scales 

Find real life distances from measured distances on a map. Learn practical measurement skills for straight or curved distances. Practise estimating, finding averages and using conversion tables to work out real distances from the map scale. Easily adaptable to suit pupils of different ages and differing levels of ability.
Ages 8  12 2 pages of teachers' notes and 7 pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £0.90


Multiplication Rectangles and Factor Rainbows 

An engaging investigation into multiplication and the concept of factors. Investigate which numbers have few factors and which have lots. Explore square numbers and look at the ‘specialness’ of the numbers used for measuring time and angle – 12, 24, 60 and 360. Ages 7  12 6 pages of teacher's notes and 7 pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £1.90


Number Chains and Digit Wheels 

Make beautiful patterns with this wideranging investigation into the digit patterns that you get when you repeatedly add or subtract a single digit to or from a larger number. Links well both to activities for consolidating adding or subtracting a single digit to or from a 2digit number, and to activities to support learning the 'stations' of the multiplication tables. Ages 5  8 6 pages of teacher's notes and three pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £0.60


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