Maths with Mathomat: a series of lesson plans for years 4 to 9 and beyond

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By Susie Groves and Peter Grover

A series of comprehensive lesson plans developed to give teachers of years 4 to 9 (and in some cases higher grades) a glimpse of the tremendous potential for using Mathomat as an aid in the teaching of mathematics.

These lessons explore key concepts in space with Mathomat, as well as other areas in mathematics such as measurement, trigonometry, algebra and number.

The comprehensive nature and wide span of year levels in these lessons means that teachers need to adapt them to their individual needs. The lessons involve students working individually, in groups and through whole class discussion. 

Topics covered by these lessons include: Tips for using Mathomat, familiarisation with Mathomat, 2D and 3D pattern, using parallel lines and isometric grids, symmetry, estimating area, constructing the envelope of curves, maps bearings and distances, patterns with circles, mystic symbols, and construction of the sine curve.

Summary:

  • Inspiring to use.
  • Suitable for school years 4 to 9 and beyond.
  • Fits neatly into a folder so you can easily carry a complete technical drawing set.
  • A powerful tool for creative and technical drawing.
  • Use with related publications for hands on exploration of important concepts in mathematics.

The physical Mathomat template

is supplied in a student storage wallet, but can also be kept inside a ring binder. This powerful drawing tool has all of the features of a technical drawing set (rulers, protractor, set squares and plenty of circles and ellipses to replace the need for a compass). Mathomat also contains many mathematically important shapes and scales

Keeping your Mathomat handy means that measurement and technical and creative drawing is always possible, in school for projects and classwork and in daily life. Many of our best customers are adults who have kept using the Mathomat they had from their school days. Mathomat is a useful tool to use in conjunction with computer-based drawing. The edges of Mathomat have a set of really useful rulers including: a millimeter scale, a number line (and axis marking tool) in centimeters, a linear radian scale and a street directory scale at 1:20,000.

Mathomat is densely packed with mathematically important shapes, arranged in clusters, examples of some of them include: the tessellation cluster of regular polygons with common side lengths, a set of important triangles, two shape clusters for drawing prisms and a graphing cluster. The great range of circles and ellipses on Mathomat replace the need for a compass. Use the right-angled sides on the Mathomat with its parallel and isometric lines as set squares for technical drawing”.

Mathomat is supplied in a number of different student pack options, as well as in class packs with a range of teacher resource publications

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Mathomat 4th edition revisions for 2015

  • Mathomat Template in a pack of 30 for Teachers Mathomat is a clear plastic drawing stencil with all of the features of a technical drawing set
  • Mathomat is lightweight, tough and flexible; and is easily carried for instant use.
  • The version of Mathomat called 4th edition comes in a storage wallet with 72 page student book. Changes that have been made to this book for 2015 are explained in this presentation.