Friday, 10 February 2017 | Paul
I am the Teaching and Learning Adviser for Maths and Numeracy for Jersey in the Channel Islands. Having purchased some Polydron for delivering some class based reasoning activities, I started to wonder about the possibility of running an interschool competition where the rounds of the competition are hands on construction activities with Polydron.
Monday, 12 December 2016 | Paul
Most children at school start learning about magnetism with the use of bar magnets, horseshoe magnets or magnetic marbles.
Friday, 4 November 2016 | Paul
Portland Public School kindergarten teacher Nicki Eybel recently sent us a great question:
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 | Paul
Archimedes famously discovered that the volumes of a cone, a hemisphere and a cylinder of the same height and diameter stand in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 | Paul
We teamed up with @thedadlab to run a competition to win a set of Translucent Polydron, and were absolutely delighted by the response.
Thursday, 28 July 2016 | Paul
The etymology of geometry comes from Ancient Greek from 2 words - "ge" which means "earth" and "metria" which means "measuring".
Monday, 27 June 2016 | Paul
We are excited to announce that we have now started to make our favourite ranges in wood!
Friday, 10 June 2016 | Paul
It has become increasingly essential for young children to explore their external outdoor environment during the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Indeed, it is now a requirement for all children to have access to an outdoor play area or to take part in outdoor activities unless circumstances such as the weather prevent it.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 | Paul
The ATM Easter Conference offers a host of different activities and experiences, but at the heart of them all is the opportunity to become immersed in mathematical problems, thoughts and explorations. These often arise from sessions or discussions at the conference itself, but last year I arrived with a problem already buzzing through my mind.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | Paul
We create all of our products following either teacher feedback or ideas generated by our new product development team. We test our products in schools with teachers and we also shoot pictures of our products in schools as they are being used.