# Help! Y1 maths interview

Discussion in 'Primary' started by acaltieri, May 18, 2011.

1. ### acaltieri

Hello-I have been invited for a Y1 interview, and my task is do to a 20 min maths activity with 30 Y1 children (plus 1 TA).
I was thinking of focussing on finding halves of different shapes.
I thought that I could have 5 mins input-recapping different shapes, demonstrating fining half of a square ie there is more than 1 way to find half, and then for the children to find half of other shapes.
I was planning on putting 5 different shapes in different colours on the table, and challenging children to find half of at least 3 shapes. This would challege HAPS to find 3 plus.
The plenary would then be 5 mins discussing what children had done and found out, with children showing what they had done.
If anyone has any thoughts of feedback I would be so grateful, as feeling ever so slightly frazzled with this to do plus a mountain of planning and evluations still to do!

Thank you!

2. ### acaltieri

Hello-I have been invited for a Y1 interview, and my task is do to a 20 min maths activity with 30 Y1 children (plus 1 TA).
I was thinking of focussing on finding halves of different shapes.
I thought that I could have 5 mins input-recapping different shapes, demonstrating fining half of a square ie there is more than 1 way to find half, and then for the children to find half of other shapes.
I was planning on putting 5 different shapes in different colours on the table, and challenging children to find half of at least 3 shapes. This would challege HAPS to find 3 plus.
The plenary would then be 5 mins discussing what children had done and found out, with children showing what they had done.
If anyone has any thoughts of feedback I would be so grateful, as feeling ever so slightly frazzled with this to do plus a mountain of planning and evluations still to do!

Thank you!

3. ### inq

All of mine (apart from maybe 2 still on P7) would do this activity very easilyand in far less than 10 minutes.
I may be misunderstanding the task, are they folding paper shapes or drawing round and drawing lines?
They do like doing halves and shape work rather than calculations.

4. ### pinkflipflop

Decide on a clear learning objective.
When I was in year 1 my class (way below national average) found things like this very simple.