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Developing Geometric Thinking in Years 1-6
Geometry activities in Years 1-6 can generate colourful and interesting wall displays – but do they always generate learning? This practical workshop will help teachers to (1) focus on the big ideas of geometry for Years 1-6, (2) think critically about what meaningful geometric thinking (not just “geometric doing”) looks like, and (3) explore a number of activities that can reveal and develop children’s geometric thinking (including hands-on, paper-based, ICT, outdoor, and visualisation activities). The formative assessment and differentiation potential of each activity will be highlighted.