# Mathematics / Foundation / Measurement and Geometry / Shape

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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