Mathematics / Foundation / Measurement and Geometry / Shape

Curriculum content descriptions

Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment (ACMMG009)

Elaborations
  • sorting and describing squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, spheres and cubes
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Shapes (Geometry),  Solids (Geometry)

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First steps in mathematics: Space

This guide supports teachers to develop students’ geometric understandings.

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Stand up, sit down - Calculate

This game focuses on listening and matching shape properties to the correct shape, and using mathematical vocabulary to describe shapes.

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Shapes: Which One Doesn't Belong? - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to discover what students know shapes, including their features and properties. What language are students using to describe and sort shapes? How can we as teachers help students increase their shape vocabulary?

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Shapes and objects: Foundation – planning tool

This planning resource for Foundation is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students learn to identify, name and sort common shapes such as circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.

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Sensational shape hunt

Students compare shapes. In small groups, students are taken on a 'Sensational shape hunt' outside in the school grounds. They look around, observe and describe the shapes they see in the environment. They may stop to feel the straight or curved edges, the flat or rounded sides or surfaces. They compare shapes and find ...

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Making Shapes (Foundation lesson) - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to encourage students to check their shape to ensure/prove that it is a hexagon. Students need to develop an understanding that good mathematicians find solutions to problems, check to see if their solution is correct and explain their thinking.

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Shapes All Around Me

Identify shapes that surround you every day. Look at the bedroom and the playground. What shapes can you see?

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Play School: 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?

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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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Work sample Foundation Year Mathematics: Sorting shapes and objects

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Foundation Year Mathematics. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

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Finding Shapes and Objects - Calculate

The focus of this activity is for students to count a variety of objects in their home environment and write the number for each.

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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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Count Us In, Ep 15: Which Container Holds More Magic Rocks?

Flynn and Dodly are going on a camping adventure. Watch how they measure the capacity of different containers. Which container will hold the most? 'Dodly the Adventurer' needs a container to put all his precious rocks in. Can you find a container big enough?

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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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Blue-bot - iTunes app

This app is made to be used in conjunction with the TTS floor robot, Blue-Bot. Write an algorithm and Blue-bot follows your instructions. Learn how to code using directional language. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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The Foos: Free Code Hour - Google Play app

Learn programming skills by animating characters in the puzzle levels. Use your new programming skills to create interactions between characters in the 'toy box' area. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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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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Farm Diaries

This resource is a 48 page pdf integrated inquiry unit, for junior primary students, exploring farm life and farm produce. Activities are sequenced using the five inquiry model. Topics examined include: how do farm families care for the animals and crops they farm?; how are these animals and crops processed for food or ...

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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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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 ...