Primary 4 discovered a whole world of tessellating shape in their outdoor environment. The class has been studying 2D shape and properties and are now looking into pattern, symmetry and tessellation. After considering and exploring shapes that tessellate in the classroom Primary 4 went out with IPADS to see if they could find evidence of tiling patterns in their environment.
Once the children had tuned into the patterns around them they found evidence everywhere. Much discussion was had about necessity of tiling and functionality and its aesthetic impact. Some of the pupil’s favourite examples were car grills and wheels which displayed some interesting designs and shapes.
The photos were used as part of their “working wall” on 2D shape. Children were able to put post-it notes up about their thoughts and conclusions regarding the examples discovered by the class. This display was used as a good reference point for later discussion and lesson on tessellation.
Numeracy / Maths
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