COVER, 2D Space - Blake Education

E X P L O R I N G. M A T H S. s p a c e. L O W E R. P R I M A R Y. Activities, blackline masters & assessment pages that are fun and easy to use. Bev. Dunbar ...
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Introduction Exploring 2D Space Space is one of the most creative mathematical substrands, with direct links to your visual arts program. It is also packed full of special language that helps your students make sense of their world. To help inspire you, here are over 30 action-packed lesson plans for manipulating 2D Space concepts in fun, practical ways. Any additional resources required are easy-to-find classroom or household objects. The flexible activities range from simple to challenging, to help you cater for different ability groups. Making your teaching life easier is a major aim of the Exploring Maths series. This book is divided into sequenced units, each packed with enough photocopiable playing cards, activity cards and worksheets for small groups or a whole class to explore for at least a week at a time. You’ll find easy-to-follow instructions, with assessment help in the form of clearly stated outcome indicators. (You can see the complete range on page 92). Each activity is designed to maximise the way in which your students construct their own understandings about 2D Space. Activities are open-ended and encourage students to think and work mathematically. The emphasis is on practical manipulation of materials and the development of language and recording skills. This book is a companion to two other Space books in the Exploring Maths series, Exploring 3D Space and Position and Exploring Chance, Data and Graphs. Look forward to exploring these concepts with your students.

Copyright © Bev Dunbar Maths Matters 2002 Reprinted 2005 Exploring 2D Space ISBN 1 86509 229 0 Published by Blake Education Locked Bag 2022 Glebe NSW 2037 Series editor: Garda Turner Illustration and design by Janice Bowles Printed by Green Giant Press The blackline masters in this book may be reproduced by the original purchaser for use with their class(es) only.

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Contents How to Use this Book

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Sorting and Classifying

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Investigating Lines

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Investigating Patterns

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Exploring Symmetry

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Constructing and Modelling

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Changing Shapes

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Answers

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Outcome Indicators Record Sheet 92 Sample Yearly Programs

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Sample Weekly Program

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How to use this Book Over 30 Teaching Plans More than 30 exciting teaching plans have been placed into 6 units to assist with whole-class or small-group lessons. Each activity has clearly coded learning outcomes and easy-to-follow instructions. Activities are generally open-ended and encourage your students to think for themselves.

Over 45 Blackline Masters There are 4 types of blackline masters. 1. Activity Resources e.g. p.31 Worms These support your free exploration as well as structured activities. 2. Playing Cards e.g. p.35 Wiggles Cut these out, shuffle and use over and over again for small group games. Photocopy each set in different colours to assist class management. 3. Activity Cards e.g. p.73 Stick puzzles These are an additional stimulus in group work. The language is simple and easy-to-follow. Encourage your students to invent their own activities too. Laminate the cards for years of re