Learning objects Shape sorter: wand tool

TLF ID L10736

Examine examples of single shapes. Use the Wand tool to compare the sides, right angles and lines of symmetry for each shape, to work out its features. This learning object is one in a series of nine objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore the features and geometric properties of shapes.
Educational value
  • Provides an interactive tool for exploring properties of shapes.
  • Enables identification of features such as line symmetry, regularity and right angles.
  • Offers optional challenge tasks to prompt comparison and grouping of shapes according to similarities and differences.
Year level

5

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Paul White
    • Address: Strathfield NSW 2135 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.