# All Other Shape and Space

A selection of essential shapes, figures and loci that all GCSE students must be able to draw using ruler, compasses and where necessary protractor.

A Short set of simple division then practise of using protractor, compass and ruler. A simple yet enjoyable and engaging lesson for lower yeargroups or abilities.

KS4 higher, application of standard (right-angle) trigonometry and transformations of curves.

This task involves students making and using measurements from Hubble Space Telescope images to determine Saturn’s orbital period and then transform the sin curve using the excel file to establish when it will next appear ‘edge-on’.  Lots of geometrical reasoning, problem solving and ICT.

 Saturn Images Edge-on Last Seasons on Saturn worksheet Hubbles Views Diagram Saturns Rings spreadsheet Hubbles Views Movie (1.2Mb) Saturn Trigonometry Animated Saturn All Essentials ZIP Sin Curve Latest Image All Extras ZIP

Pupils work with classroom materials to build a bridge spanning a gap of 20cm to support as much weight as possible.

Ppt leading through principals of Area& Volume factor.

From basic starting commands through using the repeat function to programming in LOGO, this is worksheets guides pupils through using LOGO. Some of the functions discovered by our Year 8 pupils.

Loci lesson starter. As pupils come in get them to add a mark that obeys the instruction onto each of the 6 worksheets then follow up with a classroom discussion to explain what loci is.

Similar to the tools on a Smartboard Interactive Whiteboard but includes a compass too.

Lots of loci examples on one file using Cabri. Challenge pupils to recreate them. Another file with all construction lines and points hidden.

A dynamic mathematical model of the double helix. Move the point of view around to view from different aspects.

Shoot the comet to avoid the planets, and their gravitational fields.

Nice activity for younger pupils to create patterns from flipping, turning or sliding coloured tiles.

Various worksheets on cm squared paper for pupils to draw on the enlargements, with and without centre of enlargement, and some reflections, translations etc. Answers are provided (try reprinting on tracing paper to check against pupils work).

Notes on how to describe fully each of the four transformations. Further notes.

Great set of exercises on basic coordinates. PDF form.

From an idea from the MTN Science Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pupils create 9 sections that they then peice together in the correct order to make a die (or dice!). More lesson notes. Download large squared paper for pupils to make thier own nets. Download the whole pack as a single zip file. Solution, plus another solution that my Year 6's found.

Notes on vectors. Three pages, all you need, one lesson. Its all here. The Autograph files (1) (2) that were used to make it 'dynamic'.

Like Othello but different. Try to turn all the counters white, but work out how to do it first!

A nice shape & space activity for pupils to 'generally play around with'!

More nice shape & space activities, this time involving tangrams. Powerpoint of 2 squares from which pupils can draw and then cut out their own tangrams.

What's the biggest area you can contain with x cm of string? Whats the biggest volume you can contain with an A4 sheet of paper? Not as easuy as it seems!

Our answers and Autograph file used.

Move the dice into the positions using only the number of moves on each dice.