Shape Activities for Students Aged 11-13
A selection of resources, published by BEAM, for teachers of mathematics. They include challenging problems and puzzles, open-ended investigations, cross-curricular activities and resources to practise and consolidate students' mathematical understanding.
The activities, with their mathematical content, are:
• Christmas coordinates - using co-ordinates in the first quadrant to draw a picture
• Four-part tangram - using the tangram pieces to produce four sided shapes
• Halves - congruency
• Making-spirals - following directional instructions (angles and distance)
• Mine field - co-ordinates in all four quadrants
• Mirrors - symmetrical numbers
• Possible or impossible? - shapes that can or cannot be drawn from properties
• Quarters - dissecting a square into congruent quarters
• Spot the shape - identfiyng shapes by questioning
• Triangles and coordinates - puzzle using coordinates in the first quadrant.
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.