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interactive display/resource for year 3 classroom?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by princessfiona1, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Hi all! I am an nqt starting year three on monday!! As you can
    imagine, i am going through all emotions right now; nervous, excited,
    stressed!!! I have noticed that in the other classrooms around the
    school that most teachers have a little interactive resource somewhere
    in the classroom that they change weekly and sometimes daily for the
    children to explore at their own leisure e.g. one teacher has 'if the
    answer is ___, then what is the question?' which the children can have a
    go at throughout the day; another has a table with feely bags
    containing various items (normally maths based with shapes etc) asking
    the children to have a feel and guess what is inside. I dont have much
    room in my classroom to create a large interactive area therefore am
    really struggling with ideas. I would like to have something different
    from these and i am totally stumped for ideas. Is there anything anyone
    could suggest to introduce which is not only beneficial for the
    children, but also impressive to ofsteders as we are due a visit this
    year!!!
    thanks for any advice you can give me! xx
     
  2. Hi all! I am an nqt starting year three on monday!! As you can
    imagine, i am going through all emotions right now; nervous, excited,
    stressed!!! I have noticed that in the other classrooms around the
    school that most teachers have a little interactive resource somewhere
    in the classroom that they change weekly and sometimes daily for the
    children to explore at their own leisure e.g. one teacher has 'if the
    answer is ___, then what is the question?' which the children can have a
    go at throughout the day; another has a table with feely bags
    containing various items (normally maths based with shapes etc) asking
    the children to have a feel and guess what is inside. I dont have much
    room in my classroom to create a large interactive area therefore am
    really struggling with ideas. I would like to have something different
    from these and i am totally stumped for ideas. Is there anything anyone
    could suggest to introduce which is not only beneficial for the
    children, but also impressive to ofsteders as we are due a visit this
    year!!!
    thanks for any advice you can give me! xx
     
  3. Hello,
    I taught year 2 last year and have the same class this year in year 3. What worked really well last year and is something I will continue this year is to have a maths problem solving wall. Problem solving skills are generally a weak area so should impress ofsted and your head as well. I used 2 problems so that all levels would be able to attempt at least one of the questions. I also had an incentive for those that "had a go". I then had a small plastic box next to the display with pencils and post-it notes so that they could write their answer and their name and stick it onto the display. We would then discuss the answers before lunch on a Friday for 5 minutes. They really enjoyed this. Hope this helps.
     
  4. thanks, thats a really good idea! could you give me some examples of problem solving questions you use to get me started? thanks so much! xx
     
  5. cally1980

    cally1980 Established commenter

    What about having 2 dice and asking how many different combinations could be rolled.
     
  6. Hello - I sometimes made up my own problems so that it could be related to our whole school theme (has been pirates, jungle etc) but if I didnt have the time I would print off and stick up the problems/puzzles from the lancashire grid for learning - mathematical challenges for able pupils in key stages 1 and 2. Easy was to differentiate as it gives you year group options as well.
     
  7. That's the link above [​IMG]
     

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