Maths Without Limits
Opening Young Minds to Endless Possibilities
Mini Explorations

Note: As of October 2023, these shorter resources are brand new.  I am actively working on developing these and hope to post more shortly. 

Guidance for these can be found in the speaker notes for each slide show.

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

This activity introduces the concept of parallel and perpendicular lines.  The children use spotty paper to draw their own lines. Once they have learned the concepts, the children play a talking...

Angles and Turning
Angles and Turning

This activity explores the concept of angle as turning. We are introduced to the straight angle and the reflex angle. The children use spotty paper to draw their own angles. Once they have learned...

What are angles?
What are angles?

This activity introduces the concept of angles.  We meet acute, right and obtuse angles where lines intersect and learn to recognise them at different orientations. The children use spotty paper to...

Intersecting Lines
Intersecting Lines

This activity explores the concept of intersecting lines.  The children use spotty paper to draw their own lines. Once they have learned the concepts, the children play a talking game to consolidate...

Horizontal, Vertical and Diagonal Lines
Horizontal, Vertical and Diagonal Lines

This activity introduces the concept of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines.  The children use spotty paper to draw their own lines. Once they have learned the concepts, the children play a...

Drawing Straight Lines
Drawing Straight Lines

Children can have real trouble drawing lines accurately.  This is a skill that needs carefully taught.  This activity teaches how to draw straight lines using a ruler to join dots on spotty paper....

Arrays, Rows and Columns
Arrays, Rows and Columns

This activity introduces the concept of arrays and explores the language of rows and columns.  Once they have learned the concepts, the children make arrays of their own choice and then use these to...

What is area?
What is area?

This activity introduces the concept of area as the space covered by a flat shape and explores how areas can be compared by counting squares.  Once we have learned the concepts, we are given an open...

Multiples and Digit Wheels
Multiples and Digit Wheels

This is a lovely activity which is very simple to do, and is great for showing that Maths is full of patterns.  The patterns in the numbers then generate satisfying visual patterns. Important Note:...

Factor Rainbows
Factor Rainbows

A factor rainbow is a beautiful idea that deserves to be part of every child’s Mathematical vocabulary.  This mini exploration encourages them to explore freely and see how many they can find....

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