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

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify and describe half and quarter turns (ACMMG046)

Elaborations
  • predicting and reproducing a pattern based around half and quarter turns of a shape and sketching the next element in the pattern
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Shapes (Geometry),  Rotation

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Measures of turn (angles): Year 2 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 2 is for the topic of Measures of turn (angles). Students develop their understanding of an angle as a measure of turn.

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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 ...

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Count Us In, Ep 14: How big is the magic bus?

How do we measure how big something is? Flynn and Dodley want to see who has the bigger toy bus. Which bus is taller, wider, longer? Flynn models how to measure his bus using sticks so he can make a garage for his 'magic' bus. The Flying girl and others also do some measuring.

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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?

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MathXplosion, Ep 24: Volumes and surface areas

Take two differently shaped containers, for example, a tall, skinny cylinder and a short wide one. Which one will hold more beads? The result may surprise you! It's all about capacity. Two containers with the same surface area can have very different shapes and sizes, so they can have different volumes and hold different ...

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Scratch Jr - Google Play app

Learn programming skills by snapping together programming blocks. Make characters walk, jump, dance and sing. Add your own voice or modify your own characters and make your own interactive story. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years F–2 Sample assessment task: Stepping out

This resource provides strategies for assessing aspects of the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum that relate to data using contexts from other learning areas and General Capabilities, including Mathematics, Numeracy and Literacy. The resource includes an assessment planner and rubric, as well as ...

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Informal units: Year 2 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 2 is for the topic of Informal units. Students extend their understanding of uniform informal units to measure and compare the lengths, mass and capacities.

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Sites2See – measurement for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive and print resources for Measurement topics in K-6 Mathematics.

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Scratch Jr - iTunes app

Learn programming skills by snapping together programming blocks. Make characters walk, jump, dance and sing. Add your own voice or modify your own characters and make your own interactive story. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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Shape search

Students identify a variety of four-sided shapes and describe the features of squares, rectangles, rhombuses and kites.

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Pour to decide

Use this diagnostic task to assess if students know about capacity and comparing containers based on how much they hold.

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The school delivery

Use this task to assess language the student uses to describe position, direction and pathways in familiar environments.

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Snail trails

Refer to the diagnostic task for a guide on how to conduct a one-on-one interview where the student is asked to measure length by choosing an informal unit.

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Skip-counting with Bee-bots

Play a skip counting game where students program the Bee-Bot to stop at multiples of a set number, eg 2, 4, 5, 10 on a number grid.

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Geometry: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of geometric reasoning. The resource demonstrates examples of relevant teaching strategies, investigations, activity plans and connected concepts in geometry including teaching and cultural implications.

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Shapes and objects: Year 2 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 2 is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students develop their reasoning when comparing and classifying shapes by their attributes. They develop the spatial language to describe shapes.

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Categorisation

Use this task to assess students’ knowledge and understanding of properties of shapes, and language they use when describing common features.

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Out and about

Students interpret simple maps and identify the relative positions of key features.

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Which is the longest?

Students compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units.