Y5 Maths Masters
Mr Johnson & Y13 Maths students delivered a series of fun, challenging & engaging maths activities aimed at able Y5 pupils
On Saturday 1st February, Mr Johnson assisted by four Year 13 mathematics students delivered a series of fun, challenging and engaging maths activities aimed at able Year 5 pupils from local Wallasey primary schools. The Gifted & Talented Masterclass event was hosted in partnership with Weatherhead. Y5 students undertook a range of activities:
Exploring three-dimensional shapes
Do you know the difference between a prism and a pyramid? What about the difference between a cube and a hexahedron?
This session enhanced and extended participants’ understanding of three-dimensional shapes, discovering the platonic solids and investigating the relationship between faces, vertices and edges. By extending two-dimensional tessellations into three dimensions, we created tetrahedrons, cubes, octahedrons, dodecahedrons and icosahedrons using a variety of paper techniques.
‘I really enjoyed the morning, and learned a lot. I enjoyed making the 3D Shapes’ Year 5 pupil.