National curriculum content
What we want children to know
What skills we want children to develop
Use knowledge to solve reasoning and problem solving questions such as:
Two children have measured the top of their desk. They used different sized squares.
Dora says, “The area of the table top is 6 squares.”
Alex says, “The area of the table top is 9 squares.”
Who used the largest squares? How do you know?
Making comparisons by drawing shapes:
Use squared paper to draw 4 different rectilinear shapes with an area of 12 squares. Compare your shapes to a partner. Are they the same? Are they different?