Teaching and Learning Resources from Diane Hawkins

Teaching Numeracy



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  • Unit Plans for the National Numeracy Strategy - can be downloaded from the NNS website. The unit plans give detailed daily teaching activities with clear learning objectives and assessment opportunities. These plans can be used without the need for a published Maths Scheme. Click on the Unit Plans icon on the NNS header, or the What's New section for Spring Term plans.

  • MathSphere

  • Patterns From Tiles Explore symmetry by reflection and rotation; solve problems based on logic and permutations
  • Studying Polyhedra An interactive resource which allows pupils to study polyhedra with 4, 6, 8, 12 and 20 faces to discover the number of vertices and edges, along with the names. The polyhedra can be turned, slowed down, or speeded up.

  • Jorge Rezende's Page (Auxiliary Professor at the Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon.)
    Puzzles with polyhedra and numbers. Print copies of polyhedron puzzles (for non-commercial purposes only) and read several mathematical articles on the subject.

  • Unfolding Polyhedra See the nets of various polyhedra fold up into their 3D solid shape.

  • Interactive Tangrams The site is described as "a new approach to teaching by using multimedia and interactivity as a way of stimulating children to create something themselves".


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