Using our unique system of magnetic gutters, wheels and switches and water, balls or other materials. Children can investigate a whole host of practical maths in the KS1 and Ks2 maths curriculum.
There are some obvious areas of the Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 maths curriculum that Moti-Lab can focus on just using water – such as volume, full, empty, more, less, capacity or ball games for simple addition, subtraction, place value etc.
However due to the open ended nature of Moti-Lab the possibilities of exploring maths in a practical way are almost endless and really up the imagination of the teacher and the children themselves – and we currently have over 80 adaptable curriculum focused lesson plans.
All our experiments, games and activities have a mathematical focus directly linked to KS1 and KS2 Maths Curriculum.
The colour coded gutters themselves are designed at different lengths (1, ¾, ½ and ¼ or if you take away the longest ones – 1, ⅔ and ⅓). For example fun maths challenges can be set and tested;
- “Can you find 3 different ways of making a run that is 2 ½ lengths long?”
The gutters also give innumerable opportunities for measuring exercises in whatever format you choose be it pencil lengths or in mm and the learning extended to investigate ratios, scaling and proportion.