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### Shapes and objects: Year 1 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 1 is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students compare and classify the properties of common shapes found in the classroom, home or local environment.

### Shapes and objects: Year 2 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 2 is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students develop their reasoning when comparing and classifying shapes by their attributes. They develop the spatial language to describe shapes.

### Shapes: Which One Doesn't Belong? - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to discover what students know shapes, including their features and properties. What language are students using to describe and sort shapes? How can we as teachers help students increase their shape vocabulary?

### Introduction to Shapes Year 2 - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to discover the language that students are using to describe the features of shapes. Although students may know the names of many shapes, and may know the difference between a square and a circle, the description of why these shapes are different may not be mathematically accurate. Listen to ...

### Finding Shapes and Objects - Calculate

The focus of this activity is for students to count a variety of objects in their home environment and write the number for each.

### Algorithms: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Algorithms. Students are introduced to the use of algorithms for sorting and classifying. They can use flow charts to do this. Algorithmic thinking is a design process and flow charts are used to show a sequence of steps and/or instructions and require decision making ...

### Line of symmetry

Students identify and draw the lines of symmetry by folding 2D shapes.

### Categorisation

Use this task to assess students’ knowledge and understanding of properties of shapes, and language they use when describing common features.

### Work sample Foundation Year Mathematics: Sorting shapes and objects

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Foundation Year Mathematics. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

### Shapes and objects: Foundation – planning tool

This planning resource for Foundation is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students learn to identify, name and sort common shapes such as circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.

### First steps in Mathematics: Space – Diagnostic tasks

A collection of diagnostic tasks designed to use with students to assess their understanding of space-related concepts in mathematics.

### Guess My Shape or Object - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to encourage and support students to describe two dimensional shapes and three dimensional objects according to their features or properties.

### Pattern Blocks - Calculate

This activity uses pattern blocks to explore patterns and the relationship between numbers. Students use the blocks to create and describe other shapes and since the blocks are relational they can be used for other investigations. For example, turn the blocks into units – if the triangle is one what is the value of the hexagon?

### Throw a Shape - Calculate

In this game, students throw dice to determine the number of edges and vertices of a 3D shape, they then use physical materials to build their shapes. The game gives them an opportunity to practise geometric reasoning, identifying shapes based on their properties and visualising objects in three dimensions.

### Stand up, sit down - Calculate

This game focuses on listening and matching shape properties to the correct shape, and using mathematical vocabulary to describe shapes.

### Investigating Shapes (Year 5 & 6) - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to discover what it is that students know about 2D shapes and 3D objects.

### Making Shapes (Foundation lesson) - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to encourage students to check their shape to ensure/prove that it is a hexagon. Students need to develop an understanding that good mathematicians find solutions to problems, check to see if their solution is correct and explain their thinking.

### New shapes can be made by joining or partitioning existing shapes: K–2 Year A – Unit 5

New shapes can be made by joining (combining) or partitioning (breaking apart) existing shapes – exploring two-dimensional shapes' attributes and features.

### Work sample Year 2 Mathematics: Fractions

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 2 Mathematics. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

### First steps in mathematics: Space

This guide supports teachers to develop students’ geometric understandings.