Kirkcolm Primary School

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Maths Roadshow Fun!


Elspeth Hall from the D&G STEM team visited both classes this afternoon to provide a sun, hands on maths workshop based on problem solving skills! Both classes enjoyed separate workshops in the hall to celebrate Maths Week Scotland .  We are a week early as Elspeth is a very in-demand lady, so stay tuned for next week’s marvellous maths post! 🙂 

After seeing all of the exciting activities laid out on the floor we were absolutely desperate to get our thinking caps on and our hands on all of the colourful concrete materials – which proved very helpful in completing the many problems and challenges. Some of the activities the infant classes explored were:

  • The Yellow Cube Challenge, where we had to build a cube using Tetris-like block – don’t let this simple description fool you, this proved to be a real mind-taunting mission which many (Miss Douglas included) just could not complete!!
  • Pipe Cleaner Numbers – a real fan favourite, the boys and girls had to use various pipe cleaners to make numbers 0-10  
  • Pom Pom sequencing – we had to use the different coloured pom poms to copy and complete a series of different coloured sequences 
  • – Mirror House – we had to ‘build’ a house using different shapes; however the catch was you could only use the reflection of a mirror to do so. This was a fab little activity and certainly did encourage lots of symmetry and shape vocab to be used, as well as plenty of teamwork and communication! 


As you can see from the photos, both classes had an absolutely fantastic time this afternoon and I’m sure they went home with brain exhaustion after all of the mind power these tasks took! Big thank you to Ms Whorlow for organising this afternoon for our school and Mrs Hall for the fabulous time we had! 🙂 

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