Shape Level 2

  • Posted on: 18 September 2020
  • By: BonnieDalton

Over the course of this week we will focus on 'Shape'

In this unit students investigate the features of solid shapes and learn the names for them.
They will be introduced to making nets for 3D shapes.

Specific Learning Outcomes
Explore and describe faces, edges, and corners of 2D and 3D objects.
Make, name and describe polygons and other plane shapes

This unit explores basic solid objects by allowing the students to play with them in a structured way. The end product of the exploration is the construction of nets. All of the activities here will strengthen the students' concepts of 3D objects and their attributes, as well as their understanding and use of geometrical terms and language. This knowledge will be a foundation for work at Levels 3 and 4, where more sophisticated definitions of shape are used (Te Whanau Taparau - The Polygon Family).

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To Do List: 
investigate the features of 3D shapes
investigate the properties of 3D shapes further by considering the faces of the shapes.
try to identify 3D solid shapes from drawings of the faces of these solids.
construct 3D shapes/polygons
find practical examples of 3D shapes by making a display that categorises 3D shapes.
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