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This SMILE resource contains two packs of games, investigations, worksheets and practical activities supporting the teaching and learning of activities involving drawing, from investigating growing patterns to making ellipses by folding.

Drawing pack one contains sixteen work cards with a wide variety of activities covering growing and midpoint patterns, concentric circles, nets of cubes, nets of prisms and pyramids, patterns in pentagons, nets of tetrahedrons and octagons, constructions using a ruler, pencil and compass including triangles, angle bisectors, perpendicular bisectors, and drawing Islamic designs.

Drawings pack two contains fourteen work cards with activities requiring students to investigate nets of cubes and cuboids, construct parallelograms, trapeziums and hexagons, draw a circumcircle and an inscribe circle, draw polygons in circles, draw nets of pyramids, and make ellipses by folding circles.

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was initially developed as a series of practical activities for secondary school students by practising teachers in the 1970s. It became a complete individualised scheme based around a network of activity cards and assessments.

Related resources include answers to all of the cards and test books and answers.

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