Constructing shapes and exploring number patterns (in collaboration with Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus)
Mathematics is the search for pattern. For children of primary age there are few places where this search can be more satisfyingly pursued than in the field of figurate numbers - numbers represented as geometrical shapes.
In these activities, pupils are encouraged to construct and compare series of 2d shapes to find the following:
Teachers should read through the activity ideas and make their own risk assessment for them before proceeding with them in the classroom.