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)

Video

Buttons and shapes

Have you ever looked at the buttons on your clothes? What shapes are they? You will find that most buttons are circles, but sometimes they can come in really different and interesting shapes, sizes and colours! What are some of the button shapes and colours mentioned in this video?

Video

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.

Interactive

Sites2See: Space and Geometry for Primary

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

Online

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 ...

Online

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 ...