Mathematics / Year 2 / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

View on Australian Curriculum website Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate the effect of one-step slides and flips with and without digital technologies (ACMMG045)

  • understanding that objects can be moved but changing position does not alter an object’s size or features
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Translation (Geometry),  Reflection (Geometry)

Interactive resource

Shape sorter: modify tool

Examine examples of pairs of shapes. Use the Modify tool to rotate, enlarge, reduce and flip each shape in a pair, to work out its features. This learning object is one in a series of nine objects.

Moving Image

Flip, slide and turn

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that describes the transformation of shapes by flipping, sliding or turning. The resource relates the changes to a shape's orientation and position to the steps in a dance and, using different shapes, demonstrates each of the transformations. The resource can be paused ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Reasoning With 2D Shapes

This sequence of three lessons explores shape properties and skills in manipulating shapes using transformations. Students create two-dimensional shapes by joining pins on a circular geoboard, explore the different shapes that can be made by joining together a set number of identical equilateral triangles and investigate ...

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Geoboard, by Numberkiz - iTunes app

Create all sorts of polygons and explore their properties using a virtual geoboard. Fill in shapes with colour. Duplicate shapes, move, flip or rotate them. Snap the grid lines to work out the area of shapes. Import a photo as a background. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.