Mathematics / Year 3 / Measurement and Geometry / Shape

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Curriculum content descriptions

Make models of three-dimensional objects and describe key features (ACMMG063)

Elaborations
  • exploring the creation of three-dimensional objects using origami, including prisms and pyramids
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Solids (Geometry)

Collection

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 ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

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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Shapes glorious shapes

Did you know that not all pyramids have a square base? Investigate the bases and faces of some pyramids. Travel around the world as we view some famous structures. First stop, we're in search of a building that is a rectangular prism. Find out which world famous building is a pentagonal prism. See what type of 3 dimensional ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Bitesize: 3-D Objects

This interactive resource deals with the names of 3-D objects and their nets. The names are reviewed and nets are explained. Students are presented with questions to answer and have access to a multiple-choice test to assess their learning. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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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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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.

Interactive resource

Face painter: finding faces 2

Identify polygons on a range of prisms and polyhedra such as a cuboid, square pyramid or hexagonal 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 hexagon or rectangle. This is one activity in a series ...

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Skeleton Shapes

This resource is a web page containing a practical task to model 3-D objects. The task suggests the use of straws and modelling clay or similar material to create a model of firstly a cube and next other 3-D objects. A printable resource is also available to support the task. This resource is an activity from the NRICH website.

Interactive resource

Face painter: predicting faces

Identify polygons on a range of prisms and polyhedra such as a cuboid, square pyramid or hexagonal prism. Picture in your head all sides of a solid. Estimate how many faces of each shape the object has. Rotate it to see and paint all of its faces. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive Resource

How does your garden grow?

This Stage 2 resource grew from a conversation between young students questioning why they could still buy grapes if they were out of season. This wondering led to a discussion around when we grow certain fruit and vegetables. The original stimulus was extended to cover planting for the seasons and factors that influence ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Reasoning With 3D Objects

This sequence of lessons explores symmetry and three dimensional objects. Students interpret and represent three-dimensional objects in two dimensions and apply their knowledge of transformations to show congruency or difference between objects. The lessons are outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, ...

Interactive Resource

Solids

An interactive tutorial about types of solids and the components of simple solids.

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

3D Shape Geometry

This lesson plan for teachers explores the characteristics of 3D prisms as an introduction for students to plan and create their own 3D prisms using a 3D printer. The lesson steps the class through the process by first exploring the characteristics of common 3D shapes including symmetry, before designing a 3D shape on paper ...