Nuffield Mathematics teaching resources are for use in secondary and further education

Level 1 Spatial techniques

What is it? 

This activity is about recognising and drawing objects from different viewpoints. It is in three sections:

  • Identifying objects photographed from plan and elevation views
  • Drawing 3D sketches of solids from their plan and elevation views
  • Drawing plans and elevations of given objects.  

Slides (3 MB)  
Student sheets pdf (610 KB)
  
Teacher notes Word (214 KB)   Teacher notes pdf (500 KB)   

Convert lengths 

Practice in converting between different metric units of length, using exercises on a worksheet, a bingo game, and a dominoes game.

Slides (1 MB)  
Student sheets Word (552 KB)  Student sheets pdf (447 KB) 
Teacher notes Word (162 KB)   Teacher notes pdf (452 KB)   
Bingo and domino cards Word (86 KB)
  
Bingo and domino cards pdf (391 KB)

Volume  

Students find the volume of a variety of cuboids in real life contexts. 

Slides (2.5 MB)   
Student sheets Word (250 KB)  
Student sheets pdf (389 KB) 
Teacher notes Word (181 KB)   
Teacher notes pdf (384 KB)  

Geometrical design

Helping students to recognise geometrical shapes and their properties.

Slides (2.5 MB)  
Student sheets Word (250 KB) 
Student sheets pdf (389 KB)
 
Teacher notes Word (181 KB)  
Teacher notes pdf (384 KB)

Measure it!

Estimating lengths and measuring objects using both centimetres and millimetres.

Slides (1.6 MB)
Student sheets Word (331 KB) 
Student sheets pdf (527 KB)
Teacher notes Word (70 KB)  
Teacher notes pdf (429 KB)

Plans

Students measure lengths from scale drawings then use ratio scales to find the actual lengths.

Slides  
Student sheets Word  
Student sheets pdf    
Teacher notes Word  
Teacher notes pdf    

Arranging the furniture

Students design a new layout for the classroom, measuring the furniture, making scaled cut-outs, and placing them on a prepared plan.

Slides   
Student sheets Word   Student sheets pdf   
Teacher notes Word   Teacher notes pdf

How much will it cost?

Students measure dimensions from scale drawings and find the areas of rectangles and triangles. They then calculate the amount of paint needed to paint a house and its cost.

Slides (1.0 MB)  
Student sheets Word (555 KB)  
Student sheets pdf (388 KB)
  
Teacher notes Word (74 KB)   Teacher notes pdf (474 KB)

Perimeter and area

How much lawn feed is needed? Students find the perimeter and area of rectangles and shapes made from rectangles.

Slides (1.9 MB)  
Student cards Word (130 KB)  
Student cards pdf (313 KB)  
Student sheets Word (315 KB)   
Student sheets pdf (410 KB)
  
Teacher notes Word (74 KB)   Teacher notes pdf (436 KB)

Drawing shapes in Word

Students learn how to draw and format basic shapes in Word.

Slides  
Student sheets Word 2007  
Student sheets Word 2007 pdf  
Teacher notes Word   Teacher notes pdf