Mathematics / Year 1 / Measurement and Geometry / Shape

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features (ACMMG022)

Elaborations
  • focusing on geometric features and describing shapes and objects using everyday words such as corners, edges and faces
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Shapes (Geometry),  Solids (Geometry)

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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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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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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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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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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: three shapes

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of rhombuses, squares and equilateral triangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select tessellations of rhombuses and equilateral triangles, or rhombuses, squares and equilateral triangles to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating ...

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Tessellate decorate: equilateral triangles

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of equilateral triangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Choose a tessellation of equilateral 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 equilateral triangles ...

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reSolve: Shape: Shadows

This lesson invites students to explore the relationship between three-dimensional objects and common two-dimensional shapes. They are asked to investigate the shape of shadows cast by different three-dimensional objects. They are also asked to consider different perspectives of a single object and how the shadow shapes ...

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Tessellate decorate: hexagons and triangles

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of hexagons and triangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Choose a tessellation of hexagons and 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 hexagons and ...

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Tessellate decorate: trapeziums

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of trapeziums. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of trapeziums 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 trapeziums in the play space. This ...

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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: rhombuses

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of rhombuses. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of rhombuses 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 rhombuses in the play space. This learning ...

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Shape overlays: find, cut and turn

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 semicircle by turning a triangle over a circle. Use the shape overlay to complete a picture. This learning object is the second in a series of four objects that ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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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MC: making patterns - Google Play app

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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MC: Look and Listen - Google Play app

Help monsters in a choir to make animal and instrumental 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. Repeat the pattern to make a song.

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MC: missing monsters - Google Play app

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.

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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.