# Mathematics / Year 1 / Measurement and Geometry / Shape

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