## Popular Cultures Shed 2

## Fastest Ship in the Galaxy Infographic.

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This just a small section of a very large infographic (full infographic can be downloaded as the PDF above) but it is brilliant. Which is the slowest ship? Which is the fastest? Which is the quickest real ship? Could you really measure the speed of the TARDIS? Can you plot a graph with the ships speeds. How long would it take to reach the sun in the (replace this with ships name)

## Monsters in the Movies Maths Project.

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These infographics could be used for a great monster in the movies topic. The video could be used as a hook to get children into the idea.

With the infographics.

Can you make a poster to show the monsters in order of size?

Could you make it to scale to show how different they are in size?

Who is the biggest ? Who is the smallest?

Can you make Top Trumps cards using the info provided?

If you are being really daring could you draw a scale model of the monsters on the playground or create life size paper copies.

Can you compare the size of the monsters to famous landmarks? draw the monsters in scale next to them.

How about doing the same but with Spaceships - see infographic below.

With the infographics.

Can you make a poster to show the monsters in order of size?

Could you make it to scale to show how different they are in size?

Who is the biggest ? Who is the smallest?

Can you make Top Trumps cards using the info provided?

If you are being really daring could you draw a scale model of the monsters on the playground or create life size paper copies.

Can you compare the size of the monsters to famous landmarks? draw the monsters in scale next to them.

How about doing the same but with Spaceships - see infographic below.

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Or how about robots?

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## Guardians of the Galaxy

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Only just out in the cinema but we already have some cool maths activities that you can do with this infographic. Click on the picture to enlarge or better still download (right click save link as) for a much larger version.

Look at the powers, skills and attributes - use this info to make a venn diagram

The Guardians are ranked in danger levels, how have these been worked out?

Look at these power ratings - Who is the most durable,speedy, skillful etc. (put in order 1 to 5 of each rating) can you convert the graphics into figures out of 100?

Take these ratings and turn them into Top Trump cards.

Look at the characters order of appearance, can you put them in order from first to last. How many years passed from the first appearance to the latest?

Can you find out about the auxiliary members and give them power ratings, create Top Trump cards including these members too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_members

Look at the powers, skills and attributes - use this info to make a venn diagram

The Guardians are ranked in danger levels, how have these been worked out?

Look at these power ratings - Who is the most durable,speedy, skillful etc. (put in order 1 to 5 of each rating) can you convert the graphics into figures out of 100?

Take these ratings and turn them into Top Trump cards.

Look at the characters order of appearance, can you put them in order from first to last. How many years passed from the first appearance to the latest?

Can you find out about the auxiliary members and give them power ratings, create Top Trump cards including these members too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_members

## Loom Band Maths

Loom bands have really taken off in a big way, my kids love them and while they are the craze, why not make the most of it and use them in a maths lesson.

I love this idea from Melanie Whiteley via Twitter.

## Loom Band Maths Challenge.

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Using one of these pin boards you could get children to create their own maths problems, create numbers, shapes and patterns.

## Loom Bands Counting in 2s

## Loom Bands Counting in 3s

## Pacific Rim Blueprints.

Huge robots fighting huge monsters with amazing special effects, what's not to like about Pacific Rim. Now with this amazing blueprints we can link maths with the film as well.

The blueprints are all drawn to scale so you could:

Work out how tall each robot is.

Print the blueprints out and put in measurements for each part of the robot.

In groups each group takes a part of the robot, draws it to scale using sugar paper then each group comes together at the end and creates their super robot.

How many average sized men would fit inside the frame/body/head.

Which 3d shapes are used to make up the robots?

How many right angles can you see?

Can you work out the perimeter / area of the robot?

For Younger Children:

What shapes can you see being used to create the robots?

What 3d shapes are needed to make the head/body/legs/arms?

How many cars / trees / loom bands would be needed to be as tall as the robot?

The blueprints are all drawn to scale so you could:

Work out how tall each robot is.

Print the blueprints out and put in measurements for each part of the robot.

In groups each group takes a part of the robot, draws it to scale using sugar paper then each group comes together at the end and creates their super robot.

How many average sized men would fit inside the frame/body/head.

Which 3d shapes are used to make up the robots?

How many right angles can you see?

Can you work out the perimeter / area of the robot?

For Younger Children:

What shapes can you see being used to create the robots?

What 3d shapes are needed to make the head/body/legs/arms?

How many cars / trees / loom bands would be needed to be as tall as the robot?

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