Geometry [electronic resource].
- Additional Titles:
- Geometry : lesson review
- [England] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2005.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (28 min.).
- Additional Creators:
- Television Junction
- Language Note:
- This edition in English.
- At Scotts Primary, Hornchurch, Gary Clapperton is revising the geometry of 2 dimensional shapes with his Year 6 class. He is using digital photographs of the local area that the children have taken. These have been saved on his interactive white board which is used extensively. Gary is making a distinction between explicit shapes, those that can be clearly identified and drawn onto the photographs he is using in his lesson (the real life story ) and implicit shapes, those that can be found by mathematical abstraction (the maths story ). The children draw round the explicit shapes on their own photographs. Some demonstrate to the class on the interactive white board which promotes a class discussion to identify parallelograms and isosceles triangles. The properties of rectangles are revised, relating them to the ratio of the length of the sides. Gary reiterates the properties of triangles using ones children have found in their photographs during group work.
Petula Allen, headteacher and former mathematics adviser, and Gary Clapperton review Gary's lesson on geometry with Year 6. Petula has some reservations about the use of pupil photographs where perspective may have caused some problems, but is impressed at the children's positive response to images they have taken themselves. Petula reflects on how useful the whiteboard was during Gary's lesson and they look in detail at how it enhanced his explanation of ratio. Both agree that the way the shapes could be moved and re-sized in proportion was an especially effective use of ICT. The whiteboard became a powerful motivational tool as the children wanted to use it to demonstrate to the whole class. Petula questions the regimented rows of desks and Gary defends this setup for his whiteboard based lesson.They discuss the common difficulty of getting children to estimate angles accurately. Some of the real life shapes had the disadvantage that they did not give clear delineation.
- Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
- Other Forms:
- Previously released as DVD.
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