DownloadOrigami and Mathematics
As well as being a creative artform, origami can be a source of practical mathematics. In this lesson, students apply some mathematical concepts and problem solving to origami.
DownloadTessellation with Japanese Patterns
This standalone lesson brings Japanese culture into the maths classroom, allowing students to learn about the history and significance of three Japanese patterns as they explore the properties of shapes.
DownloadSoroban: Lesson 5
In the final lesson in the scheme of work, students practice what they have learnt so far by using the soroban to tackle multi-stage problems involving both addition and subtraction.
DownloadSoroban: Lesson 3
Lesson 3 starts with a greater or less than activity to revise numbers on the soroban, before introducing addition. Using the soroban as a calculation tool students will add one and two-digit numbers.
DownloadSoroban: Lesson 2
In this lesson, students apply what they learnt in the previous lessons to larger numbers. By the end of the lesson they will know how to read numbers up to 99 on the soroban.
DownloadSoroban: The Japanese Abacus
Soroban, the Japanese abacus, provides a visual and tangible tool which allows students to see and manipulate a physical representation of abstract numbers.