Maths with Mathomat

# Lesson Plans

These 11 comprehensive lesson plans have been developed to give teachers of years 4 to 9 (and in some cases higher grades) a glimpse of the tremendous potential for using Mathomat as an aid to teaching mathematics.

Lesson PLans

## Maths with Mathomat

Topics covered include: Tips for using Mathomat, familiarisation with Mathomat, 2D and 3D pattern, using parallel lines and isometric grids, symmetry, estimating area, constructing the envelope of curves, maps bearings and distances, patterns with circles, mystic symbols, and construction of the sine curve.

Lesson
1
Years
4
-
8

### Shape Up! Sort Me Out!

#### Familiarisation with MATHOMAT

Students will become aware of the range of shapes available for tracing, as well as some possible classifications of these shapes.

Lesson
2
Years
4
-
9

### Tiles, Tiles and More Tiles

#### Patterns Using Transformations

This lesson fosters appreciation of the role of mathematics in art. It also provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity...

Lesson
3
Years
5
-
9

### Don’t Be Square!

#### Parallel Lines and Isometric Grids

This lesson presents some activities for student exploration of the MATHOMAT drawing guides. Students construct an isometric grid and use it to represent...

Lesson
4
Years
5
-
9

### Bigger and Bigger

#### Enlarging Figures to Construct Polyhedra Nets

Using MATHOMAT to enlarge regular polygons to produce nets of selected polyhedra, which are then used to construct three dimensional models.

Lesson
5
Years
4
-
8

### This Looks Like That!

#### Investigating Symmetry

Students investigate symmetry of MATHOMAT and other shapes and using MATHOMAT shapes to create two-dimensional symmetrical shapes and patterns.

Lesson
6
Years
4
-
8

### The Area is Right!

#### Estimating and Measuring Areas

In this lesson students compare the areas of the individual MATHOMAT shapes, firstly by estimation and then by measurement.

Lesson
7
Years
5
-
9

### Straight Line Curves

#### Constructing Envelopes of Curves

Students use the number line on their MATHOMAT to construct envelopes for the parabola and, in the higher year levels, the ellipse and hyperbola.

Lesson
8
Years
6
-
9

### Where Are We?

#### Maps, Bearings and Distances

Introduction cardinal point and the more precise 360 degree methods of specifying bearings on maps and measuring and calculating distances using map scales.

Lesson
9
Years
4
-
8

### Round and Round the Circle

#### Rotational Symmetry

Investigating rotational symmetry and other shapes and using MATHOMAT shapes to create two-dimensional shapes and patterns with rotational symmetry.

Lesson
10
Years
4
-
9

### Stars, Circles and Mystic Signs

#### Creating Patterns with Circles

Investigating various figures, including the Mystic Rose and star polygons, which can be formed using equally spaced points on the MATHOMAT circles.

Lesson
11
Years
9
-
12

### Unwrapping the Circle

#### Constructing the Sine Graph

Introduces the number π and its location on a number line. Students then use the unit circle definition of the sine of an angle to construct a sine graph.

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#### Finding Hidden Angles, a Mathomat Adventure

##### V7 template with 48 page student book
Template
\$
19.95
Use Mathomat with the finding hidden angles student book. Gain insight into the geometry of the world by understanding angle. Build confidence with maths.

#### Mathomat V7 Builder Pack

##### with 96 page student manual
Template
\$
19.95
The Mathomat V7 template with an illustrated manual of investigations that familiarise students with the use of Mathomat for creative drawing.

#### Mathomat V7 Explorer Pack

##### Template & 72 page student manual
Template
\$
19.95
The Mathomat V7 geometry template with 72 page illustrated student manual and MAC guide by Juliet Snape. Illustrated contexts for student directed learning.

#### Geometry & Beyond

##### with Mathomat
Publication
\$
24.95
A series of lessons for secondary school which make use of available classroom materials, such as the Mathomat template and geometry software.

#### Maths with Mathomat

##### Lesson Plans Years 4-9 & Beyond
Publication
\$
24.95
A series of comprehensive lesson plans developed to give teachers a glimpse of the potential for using Mathomat as an aid in the teaching of mathematics.

#### Text Book & Units of Work

##### with Mathomat
Publication
\$
24.95
This 116 page book of investigations with Mathomat reveal the passion for teaching of Craig Young, the designer of the original Mathomat.