Mathematics and the Sea

Mathematics and the Sea Octopus.  Illustration by John Joyce
  Illustration © John Joyce, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Explorer Mathematics materials aim to help primary school primary school students develop:

  • a positive attitude towards Mathematics
  • problem solving abilities
  • an understanding of mathematical language, concepts and processes.

Lesson Plans and Worksheets

Lesson Plans and Worksheets are available for the following classes:

 

Junior Infants and Senior Infants

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Sea Animals and Numbers
Strand:    
Early Mathmatical Activities and Numbers
Strand Units:    Classifying, Matching, Counting, Comparing and Ordering, Analysis of Numbers

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Sea Animals and Algebraic Patterns  
Strand:    
Alegbra  
Strand Units:    
Extending and using Patterns       

           

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Shapes of the Ocean
Strand:    
Shape and Space  
Strand Unit:    Spatial Awareness, 2-D Shapes, 3-D Shapes  

 (PDF 241KB)

 

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Measurements and the Sea
Strand:    
Measures   
Strand Unit:    
Length, Weight, Capacity     

 

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Sea Animals and Data   
Strand:    Data
Strand Unit:    Recognising and Interpreting Data    

 

First and Second Class 

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Numbers
Strand:    Numbers
Strand Unit: Counting and Numeration, Comparing and Ordering, Place Value, Operations Fractions                                                              

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Patterns and Numbers
Strand:    
Algebra
Strand Unit:    Extending and Using Patterns

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Shapes and Spaces
Strand:    Shape and Space
Strand Unit:    Spatial Awareness, Symmetry, Angles

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Measurements 
Strand:    
Measures 
Strand Unit:    
Length, Weight,  Area, Capacity    

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Representing and Interpreting Data    
Strand:    
Data
Strand Unit:    Recognising and Interpreting Data

Third and Fourth Class 

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Number Problems
Strand:    
Numbers
Strand Unit:    Place value, Operations, Fractions, Decimals

 

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Line Symmetry
Strand:    
Shape and Space
Strand Unit:    Symmetry

 

Fifth and Sixth Class 

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Data on the Shore
Strand:    
Data
Strand Unit:    Recognising and interpreting data

 

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Rockets Experiment - Maths Extension
Strand:
     Mathematics
Strand Unit:    Measures, Numbers and Data

 

Lesson Plan and Worksheet:    Temperature Study of Freshwater and Saltwater
Strand:    
Data 
Strand Unit:    
Recognising, Representing and Interpreting Data         

 

In this section:

GEOGRAPHY
ENGLISH AND MARINE LITERACY
MARINE HISTORY
SCIENCE AND THE SEA
ART AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Science
Lesson Plans
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