Free resources for teaching and assessment of key mathematical processes for 11-16 year olds

Paper sizes

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Paper sizes puptil stimulus
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Paper sizes progression table
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Description: Pupils investigate paper sizes in the A and B international series. They can explore the relationships within each series and between the series. If pupils access information on paper sizes on the web, the focus of their work will need to be on interpreting and explaining their research.

Suitability: Pupils working at all levels;individuals or pairs.

Time: 1–2 hours

Equipment: 1 sheet of each of A3, A4, A5, B5 and B6 paper, labelled appropriately. Rulers Sticky tape, scissors

Key mathematical language: Dimension, length, width, area, measurement, centimetre, millimetre, double, half, ratio, proportion, scaling, surd, series, similar, congruent, upper bound, lower bound