Hexagon templates – either blank
or filled in by teacher
A3 (or larger) paper
Hexagons are an excellent tool
for linking up learning and evaluating the end of a topic to see how ideas are
linked/connected together, enabling the students to see the bigger picture.
idea is to not link the hexagons up in a long chain e.g. as this doesn't show
how a number of ideas are connected particularly well.
The nature of the shape allows
each of the edges to be connected with another hexagon to show how a number of
different ideas are linked together.
E.g. To challenge and extend the
student’s learning you can mask them to provide explanations at the point at
which two hexagons meet to indicate how the two ideas are linked.
activity is done on A3 (or larger paper) then this can be written around the
hexagons when the hexagons are stuck down – this is a great revision tool to
evaluate a topic or series of lessons.
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