8 Outline lesson plan for Episode 1

Suggested time allowed for this episode. For a higher ability class, the time allowed can be reduced, allowing more time for the more challenging episodes.


The class should only move on to higher challenges when most of them are ready.

Resources needed for this episode.

Episode 1, act 1:sharing understanding on the nature of the isometric grid through comparison with random dots, using natural language; raise interest and arouse curiosity. Concrete preparation creates a shared vocabulary for the mini-challenge in act 2.

Episode 1, act 2: pair or group work on drawing and naming shapes on the isometric grid. Pupils discuss and access each other’s different ways of thinking and gain hands-on experience.

Episode 1, act 3: sharing through whole class discussion. Pupils listen to one another’s explanations, add to the ideas or dispute them.


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