Building for the Future

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  • This topic takes the context of patio and floor tiling to investigate how regular polygons fit together.
  • This set of activities provides the teacher with a great way of looking at new or local landmark buildings whilst introducing youngsters to key aspects of shapes and construction of accurate drawings in a motivating problem solving context.
  • This topic explores aspects of the 3-D thinking involved in developing architectural ideas and making models.
  • This topic begins with the humble brick, a staple building materials for walls, homes and factories in the region's industrial centres. It explores lines of weakness in brick wall patterns and then moves on to translation, reflection and rotation using square tile patterns.
  • This topic explores aspects of the 3-D thinking involved in developing architectural ideas to plans and models through a series of mathematical activities.