Maths Week 2016

Maths Week will run from 15th – 23rd October. There are tons of ideas online and you can find out more from Maths Week Ireland here.

We had a quick meeting after school the other day and put together a list of suggestions – some ideas below – with examples of how to integrate it with other areas of the curriculum!

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Some ideas – to integrate Maths with other areas of the curriculum;

Art

Design a maths character – write a logo and slogan (also ties in with Literacy)

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Array City – link art and multiplication

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Lines and angles

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Paul Klee Art (Deep Space Sparkle – see lesson here.)

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Geometric Art (Upper Elementary Snapshots – see here.)

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Fraction Art from Mrs. Haasens Class – see here.

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See lesson plan here.

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Mondrian – perpendicular, parallel lines, angles.

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Concentric circles – Kandinsky. (Photo from Kids Artists – lesson plan here.) Could you experiment with different shapes? (Squares/Rectangles/Triangles)

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Shape monsters – all kids network see ideas here.

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3D Collage

Design a book for a younger class – Story of 10, time, addition or subtraction etc.

Design an activity book/ worksheets for your classmates or for a younger group.

P.E.

Maths Olympics

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Length – measure the longest throw or jump.

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Addition – have a number of buckets/ hoops – each has a different value. Children throw beanbags/ ball trying to reach a target. Then add up their totals to get a score.

Place value toss

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PE and Maths Poster with ideas (available on TPT)

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Data

This can be linked to different areas/ subjects.

Make a pictogram/bar chart showing favourite colours, food, hobby etc.

Science – healthy lunch

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History

Timelines – how long ago did that happen? (Place value)

Use of calendars (time)

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Music

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More information here.

Value of notes

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Counting the rhythm

4 beats in a bar – what are the different ways to make the 4 beats?

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