Teacher guide reSolve: Patterns: Attribute Train

TLF ID M021820

This sequence of two lessons explores the similarity and differences of objects based on attributes. The sequence begins by looking at the attributes of colour and shape and then introduces a third attribute of size. Students are asked to determine what an object might look like when one or two of its attributes are changed. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources such as sample shapes to sort. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is extremely valuable for the foundation year mathematics content description about sorting and classifying familiar objects. Students are challenged to create a chain of familiar shapes based on changing one attribute at a time.
  • This resource also offers opportunities to link to the Numeracy General capability, as it engages students in visualising, describing and applying their understanding of the features and properties of 2D shapes.
Year level

F

Learning area
  • Mathematics

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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
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  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
  • Organization: Australian Academy of Science
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  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
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  • © Australian Government Department of Education and Training 2018. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.