Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:40 PM
My recpetion children know their 2d shapes really well. I'm a bit stuck on what to do for 3d shapes though. Could somebody give me some ideas for whole class teaching session and focus group activties please? Thank you!
Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:51 PM
What about collecting different packaging, such Toblerone boxes (good excuse to eat some!!), tubes, cereal boxes etc.
The children could bring them in from home.
Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:58 PM
Shape feely bags, where the children have to describle the shape they're feeling ie it has a square face.
Go on a shae hunt , be shape detectives!! see where the children can find shapes inside/ outside
Make 3d shapes with palsticine, making 'faces' with pencils on the faces of the shape
repeat 3d solid shape about 100 times every day!!!!
Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:58 PM
cant remember who but it was from TES i think last year or so.make sure you have the triangle ready tho cos the children will love it and urge you to go on!!
Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:03 AM
Have 3D bingo and A4 posters you can print for free.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:45 AM
My lot enjoy the feely bag game and we sing the song from Tom Thumb Musical Maths.
'Mystery bag, what's inside, what's the shape you try to hide. It's a cube, or cuboid, pyramid or sphere. What is it? we want to hear.' You do need to model the language first, but then the children love being the ones to describe the shape, and you can check up on/correct accurate terms. I always have duplicate shapes visable so that children can see what's being described, and those who can't remember the 3D names can still have a go.
We also stick a 3D shape on a child's back and the class have to describe it for the child to guess.
Also lots of 3D model making in continuous provision. If you have any of the old maths scheme type pictures of models, they are worth putting out to inspire.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:23 AM
Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:43 PM
We continued to talk about 2 was smaller than 3 so flat shapes were 2D and fat shapes were fatter so 3D.
Today we revised yesterdays work and they still remembered.....
I also tried the magic box today and were amazed at their response! we managed to change the circle and square into corresponding 3D shapes and then had great fun changing them back...... we had to say the magic words backwards.
The triangle wouldn't go in and I heard one of them say "he must be scared he's going to be changed into a fat shape but he mustn't worry cos we'll change him back into a triangle". I feel a post-it coming on!
Thank you so much.
Edited by Riverview, 14 February 2008 - 09:44 PM.
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Sounds a bit dry written down but usually works well.
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