Tagged: shape

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2D shape reveal game (shape properties)

Here’s a fantastic ICT starter for a lesson on 2D shape properties. The idea is that you press the play button to start revealing a 2D shape. Quickly press the pause button and ask your class “what could the shape be and why?” You then press the play button to begin the reveal again, quickly stop it again and ask...

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Angles in 2D shapes

Checkout this worksheet for a nice investigation activity into angle properties of 2D shapes. A nice way of managing this one is to get pupils looking at different 2D shapes and then to share their findings with the class. You can have a whole lesson following where pupils share their angle property findings. For example “what did the people who...

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Making 3D Shapes- Net this great resource!

Having a collection of quality 3D shape nets is vital if you are going to teach a topic about 3D shapes. Making 3D Shapes that features 12 nets of common 3D shapes. You can use these resources to teach lots of shape topics including nets, surface area, volume and also Euler’s famous formula F + V – E = 2. A...

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Properties of quadrilaterals dominoes

There are some excellent resources on the TES website and Properties of Quadrilaterals Dominoes is one of them. Not much explanation needed; just match the shapes to their names and properties in a game of dominoes… The resource was created and published by the www.notjustsums.com website.

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The Area Song…

How do you teach kids to remember how to calculate areas of shapes? Here’s one method… Sing the following song to the tune of Pop Goes The Weasel: Verse 1: Multiply the length by the width Gives the area of a rectangle. Base times height divided by two Now gives a triangle. Verse 2: Half the sum of the parallel...