Mathematics / Year 2 / Measurement and Geometry / Shape

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Curriculum content descriptions

Describe the features of three-dimensional objects (ACMMG043)

Elaborations
  • identifying geometric features such as the number of faces, corners or edges
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Solids (Geometry)

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Face painter: finding faces 1

Identify polygons on a range of prisms and polyhedra such as a cube, square pyramid or triangular prism. Picture in your head all sides of a solid. Estimate how many faces the object has. Rotate it to see all of its faces. Paint each face of a given shape such as a triangle or rectangle.

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How many corners, edges and faces?

Look at some 2D (two-dimensional) and 3D (three-dimensional) shapes. Explore their properties and count up the number of corners, edges and (on the 3D shapes) faces on each one. Try this with other shapes around you.

Interactive resource

Face painter: locating faces

Identify faces of a range of prisms and polyhedra such as a triangular pyramid, pentagonal prism or L-shaped block. Picture in your head all sides of a solid. Estimate how many faces the object has. Rotate it to paint all of its faces. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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2D and 3D shapes

Watch this video to learn about the features of 2D shapes. How is it different from the features of 3D shapes (solids)? Some examples of solids that incorporate 2D shapes are mentioned in this video by Sanchit - for example, a cube has six square faces. What other 3D shapes could you make that has at least one square face?

Interactive Resource

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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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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Do you know the name of these shapes?

See some familiar 2D (two-dimensional) shapes and name them. Look at some 3D (three-dimensional) shapes (solids). Can you name these objects too? Try to find examples of these shapes and solids around you.

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

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 ...