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Sphero Maths Lessons

Sphero Maths Lessons

Sphero Education provides lots of different resources which support teachers in delivering Maths experiences and outcomes. They provide an introduction, student guide, teacher guide and worksheet for each lesson. By clicking on the PDF’s below, you will get access to the materials you will need.

2D Geometry

Introduction: Intro-1ykmgul

Student Guide: MacroLab2_StudentGuide-1lv770v

Teacher Guide: MacroLab2_TeacherGuide-27c7yaq

Worksheet: MacroLab2_Worksheet-y83spq


Mean, Median and Mode

Introduction: Intro-1ykmh0w

Student Guide: MacroLab3_StudentGuide-1uxn9ff

Teacher Guide :MacroLab3_TeacherGuide-10a00b1

Worksheet: MacroLab3_Worksheet-1vp9cci




Student Guide: MacroLab4_StudentGuide-1mcup4j

Teacher Guide: MacroLab4_TeacherGuide-28zzb2e

Worksheet: MacroLab4_Worksheet-ooyy3d


Patterns and Colours

Introduction: Intro-1ykmh5a

Student Guide: MacroLab5_StudentGuide-1uhjv6e

Teacher Guide: MacroLab5_TeacherGuide-ypocyx

Worksheet: MacroLab5_Worksheet-244fvar


Time, Distance, Speed

Introduction: ._Intro-22rzhzl

Student Guide: ._MacroLab1_StudentGuide-1fhvn8f

Teacher Guide: ._MacroLab1_TeacherGuide-2azzuq8

Worksheet: ._MacroLab1_Worksheet-2ge6onh


Other fun learning opportunities: Angles-266z2om

Mystery Skype

Mystery Skype

Before the Christmas holidays, I worked alongside pupils and staff in Primary 6 at Saint Mary’s Primary School to have my first ever Mystery Skype session. Initially, I contacted a teacher via the Microsoft Educator Community site. I had to ensure the teachers I was contacting were available during my school day due to different time zones. I began to speak to a teacher in Canada through email and discussed how we would take the call forward.

We played Mystery Skype. This is a guessing game for both classes as they have to find out where each class is located in the world by asking yes and no questions. In preparation, the Microsoft Educator site has a OneNote available which includes details for jobs children could do and how to prepare for the call. I visited P6 and the children applied for their roles based on their own skills and knowledge. I then allocated roles and we did a test Skype to make sure everyone knew what they were doing.

On the day of the Mystery Skype, the children connected and began to ask and answer questions. Every child was engaged and stayed in role throughout. It was amazing when the children in Canada managed to pin point Saint Mary’s Primary in Bonnyrigg. It turned out they were located in Nova Scotia, Canada. From this the children had a conversation with the children in Nova Scotia and found out they were off school the week before because of bad snow and that with high winds it was -30 degrees Celsius. They also learned more about Canadian Christmas traditions.

What a fantastic learning opportunity for both schools involved. The ability to take a class of pupils on a virtual trip to another class across the world is a great representation of how technology can enhance learning and provide learning opportunities beyond the four walls of your classroom.

Collaborative Learning with Sway

Sway is a presentation tool available as part of the Office 365 tools within Glow. Primary 5 at Saint Mary’s Primary School have been using Sway alongside many other Office 365 tools to learn more about Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Here is what they created:

A fantastic way of children sharing their learning, working collaboratively, creating content and showing their understanding.

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