Setting Up A Numeracy Working Area Numeracy working walls are becoming ubiquitous in UK primary classrooms but they run the danger of becoming just a display. Displays that the children don’t connect with and use regularly quickly become ‘wallpaper’. I think it is important to put the emphasis on children using displays as a visual [...]
Pirates are a great theme for classroom displays and this ship is a particularly lively one. Lots of super vocabulary words and phrases, dastardly pirates and a rather good sea really make this an excellent learning and reference resource. I think this may be a Year 2 class, as they are working on speech bubbles. [...]
This is an interesting numeracy display which a 4th grade (Year 3) class have done. It’s obviously been the result of a whole class activity and I think using the children’s own hand prints makes quite a strong impact. I do think it could have been more clearly labelled though. It’s not always obvious what [...]
It can be hard to get creative with numeracy classroom displays. Here’s a lovely interactive numeracy idea to challenge early finishers. It’s also great use of the, slightly grim, brick corners many classrooms have. Rosa says: Children have various questions to answer. This is used at the beginning of the lesson and the end, for [...]
Maths Words, originally uploaded by angela_oxon. Continuing the theme of quick classroom displays I noticed that quite a few people were searching for numeracy ones this week. This one is simple enough. I think if I’d been doing it I would have grouped the words ‘add’ ‘subtract’ ‘multiply’ and ‘divide’ into the centre next to [...]
I like this numeracy display. It can be hard to get numeracy displays that engage the children. Too often maths displays are made ‘fun’ by using cartoon characters or they are totally made from bought resources. I’m sure the children enjoyed making this one. Once it was on the wall it must have provided a [...]
snowqueen, originally uploaded by LMH_. The Snowqueen was a half term long year 3 project a couple of years ago. She was huge- larger than life. She dominated the classroom and was actually very well-loved by some children, despite her evil ways (or possibly because of them ) The children really loved making her, and [...]
Hands on Numeracy (Webster and Duncan) belongs to the Teaching Assistant in year 2. She used it to make this charming Olly the Octopus Display.
Looking at Mondrian with 1st grade, originally uploaded by Bisse. Mondrian is always popular for displays. This first grade one from the US points out the connection to maths. This one from our year 6 class is based on paintings rather than paper construction.