## Visual Stimulus Shed.

## Jan Von Holleben.

This amazing artists uses children to create pictures, these are excellent visual stimuli and can be used to talk about number, shape, pattern - how about recreating your own pictures like this? His work can be seen here

http://www.janvonholleben.com/portfolio/

http://www.janvonholleben.com/portfolio/

## Maths Colouring Pictures.

Below are a set of colouring pictures that would be brilliant for maths. There are shapes, patterns, symmetry and to be honest doesn't everybody like to colour - enjoy.

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Below are a series of Visual stimulus pictures. Great for children to look at and talk about.

Questions you may want to ask are:

What shapes can you see?

Can you see any repeating patterns?

What numbers can you see?

How many (insert objects) can you see?

Look at preposition language.

Questions you may want to ask are:

What shapes can you see?

Can you see any repeating patterns?

What numbers can you see?

How many (insert objects) can you see?

Look at preposition language.

The picture below is great for preposition, talk about the various characters in the picture and where they are.

## Retro Pictures.

## Old Calculators

I love these pictures of old calculators. Great for discussion to talk about how you think they may have worked. Could we recreate them now?

If you would like to recreate the 'Monkey calculator' download the PDF with template and instructions below.

If you would like to recreate the 'Monkey calculator' download the PDF with template and instructions below.

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## 8 Bit Art

This brilliant picture has so many hidden game and film references hidden in it. Can you find them all?

Can you spot the Smurfette?

How about Indiana Jones?

The picture was created by @retronator

Can you spot the Smurfette?

How about Indiana Jones?

The picture was created by @retronator

## Hidden Number Pictures: TMNT and How to Train a Dragon 2.

Can you find the numbers hidden in these pictures?

## What shapes can you see?

This a a great picture to use as a visual stimulus for looking at shape. You could ask:

What shapes can you see?

How many (Add shape name) can you see?

How many triangles help to make the bridge?

Can you see any symmetrical patterns in the picture?

Can you see any right angles in the picture?

What time of the year do you think this picture is set in? How do we know?

What shapes can you see?

How many (Add shape name) can you see?

How many triangles help to make the bridge?

Can you see any symmetrical patterns in the picture?

Can you see any right angles in the picture?

What time of the year do you think this picture is set in? How do we know?

## Hungarian Cube Houses.

These amazing houses are a great stimulus for maths. The Hungarian Cube (Magyar kocka) or Kádár-kocka (Kadar Cube) is named after János Kádár, the Communist leader of Hungary between 1956 and 1988. It's a standardized type of residential house built in Hungary after WWII. There are still tens of thousands of them left, and people have personalized them in gorgeous ways. History lesson over.

Maths Links:

Shape, both 2d and 3d.

look for symmetry.

Counting - How many squares, triangles etc.

Create your own cube house using shapes.

Make a plan of the house, what would the perimeter / area be.

Maths Links:

Shape, both 2d and 3d.

look for symmetry.

Counting - How many squares, triangles etc.

Create your own cube house using shapes.

Make a plan of the house, what would the perimeter / area be.

## Visual Stimulus Picture: I Love London

There is so much going on in this very busy picture, that there are many possibilities for maths talk. Here are a few suggestions. (please click the picture to zoom)

How many flags can you see? n.b. flags can be substituted with anything in this picture, queens guards, balloons, barrels etc.

What shapes can you see? Can you spot any repeating patterns?

How many planes can you see? how many wings do they have?

How many people do you think are in this scene? How could we find out or have a best guess without counting all of the people?

How many flags can you see? n.b. flags can be substituted with anything in this picture, queens guards, balloons, barrels etc.

What shapes can you see? Can you spot any repeating patterns?

How many planes can you see? how many wings do they have?

How many people do you think are in this scene? How could we find out or have a best guess without counting all of the people?

## Talking Picture : Hot Air Balloons

Picture like this can be great for just a starter or to base a whole lesson around, especially for younger children.

Suggestions.

How many red/blue/yellow/multi-coloured balloons can you see?

How many balloons all together?

Do any of the balloons have a repeating pattern?

Which balloon is closest to us? Which balloon is furthest away?

What shapes can you see in this picture?

Word Problems: These can be adapted to suit your children.

There are 18 balloons, unfortunately 3 are blown away, how many are left?

There are 5 balloons, each need 5 blasts of gas before they will take off, how many blasts are used?

There are 22 balloons with 2 people in each basket, how many people are there?

For higher ability / keystage 2 children you could look at ratio, money (cost of flight, how many people are paying, cost to owners, percentage of profit) thanks to @bryngoodman for those suggestions.

Resources:

Colour and make your own hot air balloon.

http://www.colorwithleo.com/LES0012-HotAirBalloons.pdf

Hot air balloon numbers 1 to 50

http://portal.meathvec.ie/schools/Ardri/ParentsResources/JuniorInfants/Maths/Document%20Library/Counting%20Balloons.pdf

Suggestions.

How many red/blue/yellow/multi-coloured balloons can you see?

How many balloons all together?

Do any of the balloons have a repeating pattern?

Which balloon is closest to us? Which balloon is furthest away?

What shapes can you see in this picture?

Word Problems: These can be adapted to suit your children.

There are 18 balloons, unfortunately 3 are blown away, how many are left?

There are 5 balloons, each need 5 blasts of gas before they will take off, how many blasts are used?

There are 22 balloons with 2 people in each basket, how many people are there?

For higher ability / keystage 2 children you could look at ratio, money (cost of flight, how many people are paying, cost to owners, percentage of profit) thanks to @bryngoodman for those suggestions.

Resources:

Colour and make your own hot air balloon.

http://www.colorwithleo.com/LES0012-HotAirBalloons.pdf

Hot air balloon numbers 1 to 50

http://portal.meathvec.ie/schools/Ardri/ParentsResources/JuniorInfants/Maths/Document%20Library/Counting%20Balloons.pdf

## Hidden Number Pictures.

Here are a series of pictures that have the numbers 1-20 hidden in them, can you find them all?

This picture has numbers other than 1-20 hidden in it.

## Springtime.

So much to talk about and discuss in this lovely picture:

Some things you could ask:

How many birds can you see?

How many creatures with wings?

How many rabbits? How many foxes? How many all together? How many ears do they have? How many legs?

What shapes can you see in the picture?

Can you see any patterns?

These are just a few selections, you could get an awful lot of stimulus from this picture.

Some things you could ask:

How many birds can you see?

How many creatures with wings?

How many rabbits? How many foxes? How many all together? How many ears do they have? How many legs?

What shapes can you see in the picture?

Can you see any patterns?

These are just a few selections, you could get an awful lot of stimulus from this picture.

## Educational Maths Posters from 1894

Below are a set of posters that I found for Maths in 1894, amazing that so many of the methods, especially when multiplying are relevant now. If you would like a bigger copy of a picture, click it and it will send you to the original link where you can do what you like with it.

## Maths Year 2000 - Posters.

During World Mathematical Year 2000, a sequence of posters designed at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences were displayed month by month in the trains of the London Underground.

These posters are below and could be a great starting point for a lesson, or to stimulate discussion on how maths can be used to help us with the various problems. The pictures can be clicked to go to larger versions.

These posters are below and could be a great starting point for a lesson, or to stimulate discussion on how maths can be used to help us with the various problems. The pictures can be clicked to go to larger versions.