Mathematics / Foundation / Measurement and Geometry / Shape

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Curriculum content descriptions

Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment (ACMMG009)

Elaborations
  • sorting and describing squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, spheres and cubes
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Shapes (Geometry),  Solids (Geometry)

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Learn to draw shapes with Ziggy

Meet Ziggy the rapping Zebrasaurus. He is going to show you how to draw some different shapes. First is a circle. Next is a triangle. What trick does he use to make a rhombus? See if you know the last shape. It has five sides.

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Shape overlays: find and cut

Make a target shape by positioning a simple shape over another shape. Cut out the new shape formed by the intersection of the other two shapes. For example, form a hexagon by overlaying a diamond onto a rectangle. Use the shape overlay to complete a picture. This learning object is the first in a series of four objects ...

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Shapes All Around Me

Identify shapes that surround you every day. Look at the bedroom and the playground. What shapes can you see?

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Sites2See: Space and Geometry for Primary

Selected links to online resources that can support the teaching and learning of geometry for primary-aged students.

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STOP! Thats an octagon

Meet Jack Black as he describes an octagon. Pity he left his octagon at home. Luckily, Elmo comes to the rescue with an example of an octagon. See how many sides and angles an octagon has.

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Tessellate decorate: squares

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of squares. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of squares to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the squares in the play space. This learning ...

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Tessellate decorate: rectangles

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of rectangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of rectangles to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the rectangles in the play space. This ...

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Tessellate decorate: right-angled triangles

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of right-angled triangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of right-angled triangles to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the right-angled ...

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Primary mathematics: open-ended tasks

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'open-ended tasks' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use investigations in order ...

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Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: what's next in the pattern? - early years

This curriculum resource package contains a ten-week early years teaching plan and set of resources developed to extend early years students' knowledge and understanding of patterning. The package includes seven detailed lesson plans to establish students' current knowledge and learning needs. Beginning with establishing ...

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Starting Smart: materials: classification and number

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of resources for the Foundation year, focusing on the development of concepts and language in number (counting, one-to-one correspondence, ordering, subitising, adding, taking away, sharing) and shape (classifying, matching, identifying and naming). In ...

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Top drawer teachers: patterns

This is a web page that comprehensively covers the teaching of finding, explaining and linking patterns through links to six sections. The first section covers the ‘Big ideas’ behind patterns, while the second section uses research findings to identify some common stumbling blocks when learning about patterns. The third ...

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Monster choir: making patterns

Help monsters in a choir to make animal sounds in order. Make a sequence of up to four sounds. Choose monsters so that their sounds match the sequence. Repeat the pattern to make a song.

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Monster choir: missing monsters

Help monsters in a choir to make animal sounds in order. Look at a sequence of two or three shapes: squares, circles and triangles. Choose monsters so that their sounds match the shape pattern. Complete the song by identifying monster sounds missing from the pattern. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Finding symmetry: one line: garden

Explore a secret garden to find shapes with one line of symmetry. Look for shapes that are hidden in objects, for example a bush, crocodile and fountain. Use the testing wand to fold the shapes into matching halves. Check your prediction. Find and test more hidden shapes. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.