Learning objects Shape sorter: more shapes

TLF ID L8164

Help sort single shapes, or pairs of shapes, in the shape factory. Examine examples of shapes that belong in the Yes set. Examine examples of shapes that do not belong in the set. Work out what features of the shapes are important and test your ideas by sorting some shapes. Then program the robot and see if it sorts the shapes correctly. This learning object is the second in a series of seven objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply inductive reasoning to identify rotational symmetry or similarity of 2D shapes.
  • Students compare shape features in order to identify the geometric properties that define a set of shapes.
Educational value
  • Uses a concept-formation process of presenting both positive and negative examples of sets of shapes.
  • Provides interactive tools for exploring properties of shapes.
  • Confirms identification of the essential shape features through the selection of word statements.
  • Includes scaffolded feedback.
Year level

5; 6

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

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Michael Wagner
    • Address: Box Hill South VIC 3128 Australia
    • 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
    Platform requirements
    • This object may not display correctly on the Mac OS X platform in Safari unless viewed with Flash 9 Player 9, 0, 24 (for Safari). Use of earlier increments of the Flash 9 Player may result in playback issues on both PowerPC and Intel based hardware. Indications of an incompatible player are looping and/or flashing animations which are likely to relate to flawed interaction with the API or rendering engine
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.