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# Exploring Shape and Space with Infants Learning Path

By PDST

This learning Path, suitable for infant classes, supports the exploration of Shape and Space through a series of challenges, tasks, videos and activities.
11 resources in this Learning Path

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### Shape and Space Manual - PDST Numeracy

This manual has been designed by members of the Professional Development Service for Teachers. The aim of this manual is to assist teachers in teaching the strand of Shape and Space (infants to 6th class)

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Strand: Shape & Space

Suggestions for use: Teacher guidance in the teaching and learning of Shape and Space.

Strand: Shape & Space

Suggestions for use: Teacher guidance in the teaching and learning of Shape and Space.

Strand: Shape & Space

Suggestions for use: Teacher guidance in the teaching and learning of Shape and Space.

Strand: Shape & Space

Suggestions for use: Teacher guidance in the teaching and learning of Shape and Space.

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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### 3D Shape - PowerPoint

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/18328/18009.ppt Added: 09 Aug 2016 Contributor: Denise Cahill Resource type: Primary Source

From this presentation, students will learn the names of 3D shapes, how they are made up, how to describe 3D shapes and how shapes are all around us.

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• sort, describe and name 3-D shapes: cube, cuboid, sphere and cylinder

Suggestions for use: Use the presentation as a guide to your lesson and to encourage thinking skills within your class.

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
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### Lollipop Stick Shapes - PDST

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/24739/24462.pdf Added: 06 Oct 2017 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Reference

A great problem solving challenge from the Shape and Space Manual, page 72. Pupils are given lollipop sticks to create as many 2D shapes as they can.

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• combine and divide 2-D shapes to make larger or smaller shapes

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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### Shape Hunt

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/35148/34907.pdf Added: 13 Jan 2021 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Lesson Plan / Activity

An activity to search for 3D objects in the home as part of remote learning

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• sort 3-D shapes, regular and irregular
• sort, describe and name 3-D shapes: cube, cuboid, sphere and cylinder

Suggestions for use: Can be adapted for older classes, 2D figures and for the use with e-portfolios

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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### 2D Marshmallow Shapes

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/35149/34908.pdf Added: 13 Jan 2021 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Lesson Plan / Activity

Activity for students to construct 2D shapes with resources from home. Can be extended to make 3D shapes.

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• sort and name 2-D shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle
• sort, describe and name 2-D shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle
• use suitable structured materials to create pictures
Asset type: Document
Language: English
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### Geoboard Shapes Tool

http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/web-apps/geoboard/ Added: 14 Jul 2016 Contributor: Kate Crossan Resource type: Game

Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics in particular 2D shapes. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• solve problems involving shape
• use suitable structured materials to create pictures

Suggestions for use: Use the geoboard to make 2D shapes. Allow pupils to drag and drop the bands onto the board to create a shape from line segments. Once you create your shape, you should be able to rotate. Click the information button for more details.

Asset type: App
Language: English
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### Hands on 2D Shape ideas

https://childhood101.com/hands-on-a...es-for-learning-about-2d-3d-shapes/ Added: 16 Mar 2020 Contributor: Rosemary O Connor Resource type: Project

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Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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### Mathematics 3D shapes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnZYK83utu0 Added: 18 Aug 2019 Contributor: Miriam Donnelly Resource type: Demonstration / Presentation

A short video suitable for Infants

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• sort 3-D shapes, regular and irregular
• sort, describe and name 3-D shapes: cube, cuboid, sphere and cylinder

Suggestions for use: Introduction to 3d shapes by song

Asset type: Video
Language: English
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### Shape Monsters 2D Shape Matching Game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters Added: 02 Jul 2019 Contributor: Kathleen Dunne Resource type: Game

Shape Monsters is a fun, interactive 2D shapes game where children aged from 2 to 5 years need to identify and match circles, rectangles, squares and triangles. Each Shape Monster only 'eats' shapes which match its own body shape. When a child correctly selects a shape, that Shape Monster audibly reinforces the name of the shape.

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• solve problems involving shape
• sort and name 2-D shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle
• sort, describe and name 2-D shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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### Getting in Shjape with the 2D shapes

https://youtu.be/3lKTEBQkpR4 Added: 13 Jul 2017 Contributor: Lisa Brady Resource type: Audio / Video

Whole class movement break using language of 2D shapes

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• sort and name 2-D shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle
• sort, describe and name 2-D shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle
Asset type: Video
Language: English
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### BBC Bitesize 2D and 3D Shapes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6 Added: 13 Jan 2021 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Assessment / Audio / Video / Tool

This resource includes a short video explaining properties and characteristics of 2D and 3D shapes, a short drag and drop activity and quiz to reinforce learning.

If using Google Chrome, add Windscribe extension and select UK location to access video resources.

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Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• sort and name 2-D shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle
• sort, describe and name 2-D shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle

Suggestions for use: If using Google Chrome, add Windscribe extension and select UK location to access video resources.

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• sort 3-D shapes, regular and irregular
• sort, describe and name 3-D shapes: cube, cuboid, sphere and cylinder

Suggestions for use: If using Google Chrome, add Windscribe extension and select UK location to access video resources.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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