Maths
takes shape
We need to be aware of the shapes and spaces all around us. They affect how we dress, arrange the furniture, decorate our homes and build the world around us! 

Orange peel Peel an orange (or a satsuma) then do the following. What other fruits have segments? 

From
3D to 2D Get an empty cereal box (a threedimensional shape), and carefully take it apart at the seams by undoing the edges. Flatten the box out and see its shape as a twodimensional shape. This is called a 'net'. 

Shape
of the day Choose a shape that you can look out for when you go to the shops. You might choose triangles, squares, cubes, pyramids and so on. How many shapes can you see in your shopping trolley? 

Imagine
this Close your eyes and imagine that in front of you there is a cube. Can you see it in your mind? Try this with other solid shapes. 

Maths take shape  
your
child counts : we can all do maths : maths
is everywhere : maths at home: maths
on time : maths takes shape : maths
in play: maths and people maths
and money : maths at work : questions
parents ask:maths at school:
