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Carpet Constructions
October 26, 2011

Bringing ‘Old School’ into new school

So every store cupboard has them, the yellow ‘old school’ construction equipment.

Bring this old school equipment back to life by allowing pupils to graffiti the carpet with maths! I couldn’t think of more beautiful art work.

Pupils can construct bisectors, triangles, regular polygons, angles, using the equipment and some chalk (easily brushes off). Alternatively this can be done in the playground.

Not only do pupils enjoy this but it actually helps pupils who struggle with their fine motor skills.

The uses of chalk are endless; completing a venn diagram on the floor, drawing 2D shapes and labelling as much as they can (equal lengths, parallel sides). Write the answer 5, ask the pupils to come up with as many questions as they can that equal 5. Basically using chalk will hook pupils into doing anything you would do with pen and paper!

If you try it I would love to hear how it goes. Good luck! Get in touch @numberloving

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Sharon Derbyshire

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    This blog stands out among the others, especially for this niche, please keep us updated with your phenomenal writing style. Have you considered getting a facebook so we can keep up better?

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    • numberloving

      Thank you! Yes I need to set up a Numberloving facebook account. Watch this space!

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