Nuffield Mathematics teaching resources are for use in secondary and further education

FSMQ Level 2 Shape and space - original activities

These Nuffield  activities are needed for the AQA courses in Free-Standing Maths and Use of Maths but have not been revised by Nuffield. See also the revised activities.

Convert it

Practise converting lengths and distances between one metric unit and another
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Costing the job

Students take measurements from scaled elevations of a house to find the wall area to be painted and then work out the cost. 
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Crop circle geometry

After sketching and describing crop circles found on websites, students construct a geometrical design, describe symmetries and transformations then produce their own designs. 
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Make your own shapes in Word 

Activity showing students how to draw their own shapes in Word 2007, with and without gridlines.
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Pentagon construction

How to draw pentagons
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Points of view

Introduces the representation of objects by plans and elevations. Only available in pdf format because of the memory required for photographs in Word. 
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Symmetry in Word

Students use the Rotate and Flip options in Word 2007 to draw symmetrical figures.  
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Tessellation shapes

Collection of shapes to print on card and laminate  
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Tessellations in Word

How to draw tessellation shapes in Word     
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What am I? 

Identifying shapes  
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