Shape, Space and Measure Resources


2D Shapes

Properties of Quadrilaterals Dominoes– a superb set of dominoes that gets pupils to explore the shape properties of quadrilaterals. Made by the excellent www.notjustsums.com website and published on www.tes.co.uk

Shape properties of quadrilaterals investigation– a super NRich Maths investigation into shape properties of quadrilaterals

Angles Properties of 2D Shapes Investigation– investigate the angle properties of 2D shapes. A nice creative activity

Do The Nonagon– a funny YouTube video about polygon names

2D Shape Names Prezi– an engaging Prezi showing 2D shape names

Polygon Shape Properties Top Trumps– a wonderful collection of Top Trump cards based on shape properties of polygons

2D Shape Reveal Game– an excellent game where a 2D shape is slowly revealed and pupils have to guess the shape from it’s properties

3D Shapes

MathsNet 3D Shape Resources– a selection of excellent interactive applets based on 3D shape activities. Highly recommended

NRich Maths The Perforated Cube– a brilliant investigation based on 2D views of 3D shapes. Challenging but approachable. ICT option to support this activity is very good. See the ‘hints’ page for this.

NRich Maths What Does The Cube Look Like?– a challenging net problem based on patterns on the faces of cubes

Escher’s Waterfall Is Real– fascinating video illusion of someone creating Escher’s famous waterfall. Great for showing why we don’t have diagonal elevations of 3D shapes!

Angles

Language of Angle Facts Worksheet– a worksheet containing diagrams of basic angle facts with blank space for pupils to accurately write the fact using the correct mathematical language.

Sum of Interior Angles in Polygons Investigation– guided investigation into discovering the relationship between number of sides and sum of interior angles in a polygon

Stickman Angles– a super task for measuring and drawing angles

Angles Properties of 2D Shapes Investigation– investigate the angle properties of 2D shapes. A nice creative activity

Draw me a rocket– SAS, ASA and SSS triangle constructions task

First Letter Angle Fact Prompts– a super activity focussing on pupils getting the language of angle facts correct

Angle Asteroids– a brilliant Flashy Maths game about estimating angles

Bearings Rescue– a superb Flashy Maths game about rescuing someone using bearings

Euclid’s Elements– a superb website that contains the whole of Euclid’s Elements including interactive geometry applets

Angles around a point add to 360 degrees– interactive geometry applet

Angles on a straight line add up to 180 degrees – interactive geometry applet

Angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees – interactive geometry applet

Angles in a quadrilateral add up to 360 degrees – interactive geometry applet

Vertically opposite angles are equal – interactive geometry applet

In parallel lines corresponding angles are equal – interactive geometry applet

In parallel lines alternate angles are equal – interactive geometry applet

In parallel lines interior angles add up to 180 degrees – interactive geometry applet

Angles in parallel lines investigation – interactive geometry applet

Angles in Parallel Lines Colouring Fun– super fun worksheet that gives pupils practice in identifying alternate, corresponding and co-interior angles

Calculating Distance Off Course Maths In Work Video– a super video incorporating bearings, angle facts and compound measures to calculate how far a ship is off course

Angles Musical Statues– a stunning idea for an angles AFL activity from the amazing www.numberloving.co.uk

Area

The Area Song– sing this song to the tune of ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’ to remember how to calculate areas of rectangles, triangles and trapeziums

Area and Perimeter Square Rectangle Triangle Follow Me Cards– a set of ‘follow me’ cards based on area and perimeter of squares, rectangles and triangles

Where Does Pi R Squared Come From?– a stunning Geogebra applet that shows where the formula for the area of a circle comes from

Bounds

Circles

How Fast Are The Planets?– an investigation into calculating the speed of the planets in our solar system.

NRich Curvy Areas– a fantastic activity where pupils have to use circle areas to calculate segment areas in a pattern with a very interesting result!

Where Does Pi R Squared Come From?– a stunning Geogebra applet that shows where the formula for the area of a circle comes from

Circle Theorems

Angles in a semicircle are 90 degrees – interactive geometry applet

Angles in the same segment are equal – interactive geometry applet

The angle subtended at the centre of a circle is double the size of the angle subtended at the edge from the same two points – interactive geometry applet

The perpendicular from the centre to the chord bisects the chord – interactive geometry applet

The angle between the tangent and radius is 90 degrees – interactive geometry applet

Tangents from a point outside the circle are equal in length – interactive geometry applet

Opposite angles in a cyclic quadrilateral add up to 180 degrees – interactive geometry applet

Alternate segment theorem – interactive geometry applet

Circle Theorems Bingo– another stunning resource from the amazing www.numberloving.co.uk

Congruency

Constructions

Draw Me a Rocket!– SSS, SAS and ASA triangle construction task

Tangram Constructions Fun– construct the SSS, SAS and ASA triangles with accuracy, cut out then use them as tangram pieces to solve a puzzle

Loci and Constructions Murder Mystery– a stunning and very engaging resource from the amazing www.numberloving.co.uk

Dimensions

Loci

A kinaesthetic approach to teaching loci– a nice approach using post-it notes or people!

Using GPS Maths In Work Video– a brilliant video explaining how GPS works using loci in 3D

Loci and Constructions Murder Mystery– a stunning and very engaging resource from the amazing www.numberloving.co.uk

Perimeter

Area and Perimeter Square Rectangle Triangle Follow Me Cards– a set of ‘follow me’ cards based on area and perimeter of squares, rectangles and triangles

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Distance To Horizon Maths In Work Video– a superb video showing how you can use Pythagoras’ Theorem to calculate how far you can see on board the bridge of a ship

3D Pythagoras Treasure Hunt– a great set of treasure hunt cards based on using Pythagoras to find missing lengths in 3D shapes. Another amazing resource from the wonderful www.numberloving.co.uk

Reading Numberlines and Scales

Similarity

Surface Area

Symmetry

Line Symmetry B-boy Dancing Video– a YouTube video of B-boy dancing with line (or more accurately, plane) symmetry.

Rotational Symmetry in iTunes Visualiser Video– a super video featuring lots of rotational symmetry. Pause the video and ask pupils to identify the order of rotational symmetry

Rotational Symmetry in Synchronised Swimming Video– a video of the Sydney 2000 Japanese Olympic synchronised swimming team featuring rotational symmetry

Rotational Symmetry on Flashy Maths– a wonderful Flashy Maths applet showing the concept of rotational symmetry

Tessellation

Transformations

Reflection B-boy Dancing Video– a YouTube video of B-boy dancing with line (or more accurately, plane) symmetry

Transformation Station– a super Flashy Maths game about transformations

Amazing Transformations Resources– Truly awesome transformations resources. I can’t recommend these highly enough!

Effect of enlargement factor and centre of enlargement on enlargement transformations– interactive applet

Trigonometry

Vital Vectors Crosswind Landings– a problem based on using vectors to understand how aircraft land in crosswinds. Uses trigonometry

Check If A Ship Is On Course Using Trigonometry Maths In Work Video– a superb video showing how you can use trigonometry to check if a ship is on course

Trigonometry Pile Up– a challenging trigonometry puzzle!

Derive the Trigonometric Graphs Using Spaghetti!– a brilliant activity where you use spaghetti to derive the sine and cosine curves

Units

Units Card Sort– a card sort where you can get pupils to group similar units. Useful for identifying units that measure similar quantities and also for showing the difference between metric and imperial units

Reaction Times Maths In Work Video– a great video about how compound units can be used to calculate reaction times in athletes

Calculating Distance Off Course Maths In Work Video– a super video incorporating bearings, angle facts and compound measures to calculate how far a ship is off course

Calculating Hours And Minutes Maths In Work Video– a video explaining how an admin worker converts the amount of time an employee has worked into a decimal number of hours

Vectors

Vital Vectors Crosswind Landings– a problem based on using vectors to understand how aircraft land in crosswinds. Uses trigonometry

Volume

Maximum Volume Cuboid Box Investigation– a super investigation where pupils have to produce a box of maximum volume given a certain size piece of paper

Maximum Volume of Cylinder NRich Investigation– a classic NRich Maths investigation into maximising the volume of a cylinder made from a single piece of paper

Volume QR Reader Treasure Hunt– a stunning treasure hunt that embraces modern technology. Another amazing resource from www.numberloving.co.uk