Marie Curie was born with the name Maria Slodowska on the 7th of November, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland. Her parents were poor teachers and she was the youngest of five siblings. Her father, Władysław, was a maths and physics instructor.
In 1883, Maria received her high school diploma, achieving a gold medal for excellence in mathematics. Her sister Bronia was at medical school in Paris and to help to finance her studies Maria worked as a tutor and governess from the age of 16. Maria’s goal was to join Bronia in Paris to study at the Paris Sorbonne University. In order to pass the entrance exams, Maria took night courses to learn additional chemistry, maths and physics.
What are Cuisenaire® Rods?
Cuisenaire® Rods are a collection of rectangular rods of 10 lengths and 10 colours, each colour corresponding to a different length. The smallest rod, a white centimetre cube, is 1cm long; the longest, the orange is 10 cm.
Hoppy Floppy is on an Easter adventure, collecting carrots and hanging out with friends! Download the worksheets below for some fun activities to try at home with your young learners over the Easter break.
Hoppy Floppy needs your help! Can you guide him through the maze to find his tasty carrots?
These activities feature Hoppy Floppy from Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt Game™
Name of tester: Tracy Baker
Establishment name: Little Bright Sparks fun phonics, literacy and numeracy classes
Name: Miss Emma Suttle
Title: Maths Leader, Year 3 Teacher
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