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### Hologram poetry lesson

In this lesson, students are asked to present a poem as a visual illusion. They explore holograms and visual illusions, and then delve into the mechanics of poetry construction by exploring the poetry of Banjo Paterson. They write their own poem or recite a poem and create a hologram illusion of themselves reciting a poem. ...

### 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.

### Volume and mathematical modelling video

Use this video as a springboard to explore volume of composite shapes, adjusting numbers to make calculations friendlier and draw on reasoning and mathematical modelling.

### Shapes and objects: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students describe the properties of 2D shapes and use this knowledge to build objects from their nets and, identify objects from their nets.

### 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.

### Shapes and objects: Year 3 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 3 is for the topic of Shapes and objects. Students identify and describe 3D objects and their geometric properties. Students develop their understanding of an object’s properties by creating models using a variety of materials. They explore common objects in the environment and explain the ...

### 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.

### 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.

### Many heads are better than one: 9 colours activity - Calculate

This collaborative task challenges students to assemble 27 small cubes as one large 3 by 3 by 3 cube, with 9 different colours visible on each face. The task develops spatial awareness, particularly when the task is extended beyond creating a large cube.

### 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.

### Position and location: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Position and location. Students demonstrate understanding of objects in two dimensions (2D). Students can draw various shapes in different ways, such as drawing informally on blank paper, on grid paper, or in an isometric representation; discuss the reasons behind the ...

### Objects can be sorted and classified in different ways: K–2 Year A – Unit 19

This two-week unit develops student knowledge, understanding and skills with two-dimensional (2D) shapes, three-dimensional (3D) objects and volume.

### The Mathscots: Level 1 Teaching Guide

This teaching guide provides a range of associated activities for each of the Mathscots episodes at Year 1. The guide contains a summary of the mathematical focus in each episode, a range of scaffolded learning experiences for before, during and after viewing each video, activities for families at home, and sets of printable ...

### The Mathscots: Finding the Ball

In this animated video, Poly the puppy focuses on properties of two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects as she plays fetch with a ball. The mathematical focus is on geometric features and describing 2D shapes and 3D objects using everyday words such as corners, edges and faces. The video includes a full transcript ...

### The Mathscots: Puppy School Obstacle Course

In this animated video, Poly the puppy makes her way through an obstacle course which features 2D shapes and 3D objects. The mathematical focus is on sorting and describing squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, spheres and cubes; recognising 2D shapes within 3D objects; understanding and using terms such as ‘first’ ...

### Teaching with videogames: Mini Melbourne - Exploring Geometry using Minecraft

In this lesson, students will explore the 'Mini Melbourne 2.0' in Minecraft to identify and locate different 3D shapes in the open world. Students will use this game as a way to explore their own world and discover how shapes, both 2D and 3D, exist in their world in many forms.

### The Mathscots: Obstacle Course at Home

In this animated video, Abacus the cat sets up an indoor obstacle course after seeing a photo of her friend Poly completing an outdoor obstacle course. The mathematical focus is on recognising 2 dimensional shapes and 3 dimensional objects in the environment; analysing 2 dimensional shapes and 3 dimensional objects by comparing ...

### The Mathscots: Foundation Level Teaching Guide

This teaching guide provides a range of activities for each of the Mathscots episodes at Foundation Level. The guide contains a summary of the mathematical focus in each episode, a range of scaffolded learning experiences for before, during and after viewing each video, activities for families at home, and sets of printable ...

### ABC News: Mapping the sea floor

Hydrographers chart the seabed and coastline, giving ships a map to help them avoid running into underwater trouble. Use this clip as a context for exploring the mapping of the sea floor. Think about scale and how to indicate different depths using contour lines.

### Cake time: Peg + cat

Peg and Cat use a pattern to decorate a cake. See what type of pattern they use.