Learning By Topic KS1: Mexico and Mathematics

Did you know that Mexico introduced chocolate to the world? Make (using shape moulds) or buy some chocolate of various 2D shapes, now observe the 2D shapes and have fun sorting them and matching them.

Talk about (and record if you wish) the properties of 2D shapes (number of sides and corners; could also find lines of symmetry).

Using kitchen scales weigh different chocolate of a variety of sizes. Top Tip: Estimating would be a great concept to try here too–will the next piece of chocolate be heavier or lighter than the last? Top Tip: You may wish to weigh the shapes from the previous activity.

After you have created your menu from the English activity, decide on how much each item on your menu should cost. Will your menu be in the Mexican currency Peso? (the sign for peso is $)