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Straws: Thinking Skills Activity for Shapes

Overall rating 4 out of 54.7 (40 ratings)

Last updated 15 August 2014, created 14 September 2009, viewed 132,415

This activity develops thinking skills and facts for shape at KS1, KS2 and KS3. Simple ideas and a great range of activities lead to real exploration of properties of 2-D shapes. NEW Straws 2 is now available, with another 4 activities.

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    Straws (1).pdf (87kb, pdf document)
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great, very easy to follow

from Leanne581, 15 August 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Very good - and fun - activity. Thanks!

from jmw22156, 23 June 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

A really interesting set of activities! Thank you!

from joanne1973, 15 May 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great fun, class really enjoyed it and forgot they were actually learning!

from tkb1962, 09 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fab practical activity - think my class will love the fun of the challenges - a great way to explore shape. Thanks for sharing.

from labrador2, 07 November 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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