Maths Shape Geometry 2018

  • Posted on: 29 January 2018
  • By: SuzeKeys

In weeks 3 and 4 of term 1, HB Tuatara 2018 will explore 2D shapes and positional language.

Exploring shape
Working in whole HB groups and small groups of mixed ability the children will work through activities that enable them to explore 2D and 3D shapes/objects:
- Students will be able to name 2D and 3D shapes: triangle, square, oblong (non-square rectangle), circle, oval, pentagon (5 sides), hexagon (6 sides), diamond, box/cube, cylinder, sphere.
- Students will be able to classify 2D and 3D shapes and objects by shape attributes using words such as curved/straight, smooth/rough, flat/bumpy, thick/thin, bottom/top, edge/face/side/corner, colour names.
- Students will begin to describe 2D and 3D shapes by naming number of corners and sides.

Exploring space
Working in small groups of mixed ability the children will work through activities that enable them to explore objects in space:
- Students will be able to describe the position of an object using basic positional language such as on, over, forwards, sideways, above, next to, near, far, behind, under, beside, after, inside, outside etc
- Students will be able to give directions using basic positional language to move an object or a person.

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To Do List: 
1: Identify 2D shapes by attributes (Getting started session, Shape Explorers, NZMaths)
1: Exploring shape (exploring sessions, Shape Explorers, NZMaths)
2: look at shape in the real world. What is the purpose: (Session 2, Shape Makers, NZMaths.)
2: Photograph shapes in playground - name and sort/group.
3: Explore and discuss shapes and objects using own language (Session 1 Shape Makers, NZMaths.)
3: Classify and sort shapes and objects by attributes in small groups - compare and contrast across the HB.
4: Describe shapes by touch alone (Session 3 Shape Makers, NZMaths)
4: Explore objects that stack, pack and roll. Discuss.
5: Discuss 2D vs 3D - classify and sort.
5: Make an object out of stuff and talk about the shapes used in the construction.
6: Revisit shape attributes - extend on attributes. Complete shape workshop.
6: Build towers with different shaped blocks - which shapes stack best, why.
7: Scatter Cat, NZMaths, Session 1 activity.
7: Describe the position of the object as it relates to another object/themselves
8: Give instructions to direct someone from point A to point B, where there are objects in the way in a maze or on a grid.
8: Describe a path through the park (using a map of the park) from point A to point B.
Name shapes through games
Use positional language in games
Use follow up games and activities to consolidate learning
Describe shapes using number of sides and corners
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