Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Back to Basics

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Back to Basics

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Take shape work to the next level with these comprehensive and imaginative resources, which help students to get their heads around reflection, rotation and translation.

1. Autograph origins

What is it? A video introduction to combined transformations

What users say "The puzzle at the end of the video is an excellent example of how Autograph can be used to push the more able by getting them thinking about multiple transformations."

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2. Transformation time

What is it? A collection of worksheets, activities and lesson plans on the topic of transformations

What users say "Amazing resource, very helpful."

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3. Shape things up

What is it? A simple worksheet that asks students to reflect colourful shapes

What users say "A beautifully presented resource. Nice and easy to edit and simplify if necessary, thanks to straightforward formatting. Very adaptable for varying levels."

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4. Memory aid

What is it? A collective memory activity on transformations

What users say "So simple yet so effective. The task involves team work, the effective communication of mathematical language and is a great way for students to revise a topic."

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5. D'oh easy

What is it? An engaging starter activity for a lesson on enlargement, themed around The Simpsons

What users say "Brilliant. I'm covering lessons for some rather challenging pupils who aren't given interesting lesson plans. This should give them something to think about. …

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