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HariboAndWine Tue 15-Oct-13 20:33:20

I have a job interview next week and am required to teach a 30 min maths lesson to a year 1 mixed ability class with a focus on awe and wonder! I am stumped. I don't normally teach year 1 but was thinking of something to do with shape or problem solving? Any wonderous, outstanding lesson ideas out there please? Please?

HariboAndWine Tue 15-Oct-13 20:53:40

Bump. Really need some wisdom.

amistillsexy Tue 15-Oct-13 21:13:50

Awe and Wonder makes me think they're looking for a one-off lesson that intrigues the children.

Off the top of my head, I'm thinking patterns in nature, the way every flower of a certain type will have the same number of petals (isn't it usually odd numbers as well?), or the way leaves spiral round a branch in a certain, mathematical way (something to do with prime numbers?).

I'm sure the Fibonacci sequence is a bit wonderous as well, but might go over Y1's heads.

As you can see, I'm an absolute expert at this type of thing grin

HariboAndWine Tue 15-Oct-13 21:18:50

I like those ideas! Gets the mind thinking. Some ideas a little advanced granted wink but I love the nature idea. Thanks.

amistillsexy Tue 15-Oct-13 21:19:57

I really love magic monkey but I think Y1s would be too young to work out how it works (fun for older ones though!)

Maraki Tue 15-Oct-13 21:24:02

I dont know if this helps, but my year 1 DD has been in awe ever since her teacher talked about earthquakes.

Inclusionist Tue 15-Oct-13 21:29:53

You could get some gelly bath and measure out different amounts of water and crystals in jugs? (half a jug/ quater of a jug maybe?).

Gelly bath is good for a bit of drama.

Inclusionist Tue 15-Oct-13 21:31:23

gelli baff

PenelopePitstops Tue 15-Oct-13 21:31:48

Awe and wonder....!

Nrich is a good website with interesting problems.

Secondary school maths here though so struggling!

Estimating? How many sweets?

One of those number tricks?

Mummyoftheyear Sat 19-Oct-13 10:17:38

Families of facts:
What else do we know if we know that 2+5=7 ?


Demonstrate by giving groups cubes.

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