Geometry

These articles, written for primary teachers, offer guidance on the teaching and learning of geometry.

To see all the articles we publish for primary teachers, please see our CPD Articles for the Classroom.

Geometry in the Primary Curriculum

Age 5 to 11

This article looks at how the National Curriculum aims of problem solving, reasoning and fluency can be embedded in geometry, using NRICH tasks.

Approaches to Area

Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers gives some food for thought when teaching ideas about area.

Purposeful Paper Folding

Age 5 to 11

In this article for primary teachers, Fran describes her passion for paper folding as a springboard for mathematics.

Stacks of Maths!

Age 5 to 14

In this article for teachers, Bernard gives an example of taking an initial activity and getting questions going that lead to other explorations.

The Importance of Shape and Space in the Early Years

Age 3 to 7

In this article for EY practitioners, Dr Sue Gifford discusses children's early spatial thinking and how this predicts their mathematical understanding and achievement.

Going Deeper: Achieving Greater Depth with Geometry

Age 5 to 11

This article for Primary teachers outlines how providing opportunities to engage with increasingly complex problems, and to communicate thinking, can help learners 'go deeper' with geometry.

Take a ... Geoboard

Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers explains why geoboards are such an invaluable resource and introduces several tasks which make use of them.

Let's Get Flexible with Geometry

Age 5 to 11

In this article for primary teachers, Ems explores ways to develop mathematical flexibility through geometry.