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Exploring Shape and Space with 1st and 2nd Class Learning Path

By PDST

This Learning Path, suitable for 1st and 2nd, supports the exploration of Shape and Space through a series of challenges, tasks, videos and activities.
10 resources in this Learning Path

1

Famous Shape - PDST

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/24745/24468.pdf Added: 06 Oct 2017 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Reference

A problem solving challenge where pupils are encouraged to describe 2D shapes and identify 2D shapes from pupils descriptions. Teacher instructions for carrying out the problem is provided.

1-2 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Suggestions for use: As part of the Maths Week challenge, submit pictures of the problem solving process to the PDST-Scoilnet Padlet wall.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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2

Sorting 2D shapes by attributes of colour and shape.

http://nrich.maths.org/7523 Added: 04 Nov 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Enables children to sort and categorise using shape and colour as distinguishing criteria. Gives children a chance to work out the problem / sort the cards in a number of ways.

1-2 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Suggestions for use: The webpage could be put on the Interactive whiteboard and used as a resource, there are also printables available from the website, ideal for pair work or individual work. Could integrate dáthanna with the lesson.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

3

2D Shape song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRCt9Ch7oR0 Added: 23 Aug 2017 Contributor: Stephanie Doran Resource type: Audio / Video / Simulation

A nice catchy song that pupils will find amusing. Pupils will learn the name of 2D shapes and how to describe the 2D shapes with this catchy song. To be used at the beginning stages of the unit on shape.

1-2 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Special Needs:

4

Drag to match 2D 3D shapes

Drag the 2D shape to match it's 3D equivalent.

1-2 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• explore the relationship between 2-D and 3-D shapes
• solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving 2-D and 3-D shapes

Suggestions for use: Use this game to help children to identify the relationship between 2D and 3D shapes by matching 2D objects to their 3D counterparts.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

Compare and sort common 2D and 3D shapes and everyday objects.

http://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-n-1040-3d-shape-properties-worksheets Added: 11 Jul 2017 Contributor: Eilise ODonoghue Resource type: Worksheet

3D Shape Properties Activity Sheet

1-2 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• describe, compare and name 3-D shapes, including cube, cuboid, cylinder and sphere
• describe, compare and name 3-D shapes, including cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere and cone

Suggestions for use: This resource is free once you register on the Twinkle website

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

6

3-D Shapes Powerpoint "What Am I" Game

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/powerpoint/cm_3dShapes.ppt Added: 06 Jul 2016 Contributor: sinead henderson Resource type: Lesson Plan

"What Am I" game is where pupils will be given information about the 3D-shapes and will need to research what shape the information is about before answering.

1-2 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• describe, compare and name 3-D shapes, including cube, cuboid, cylinder and sphere
• describe, compare and name 3-D shapes, including cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere and cone

Suggestions for use: For end of a lesson, use as assessment. Otherwise, use as a research guidance on 3D shapes.

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Special Needs:

7

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/mathsE3.htm#3 Added: 23 Apr 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Several worksheets to reinforce knowledge of 3D shapes. The following are needed to download files - Word, Powerpoint, PDF, some files in Flash.

1-2 3-4 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

8

Amazing Mazes

http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/resource/amazing-mazes Added: 10 Dec 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

This set of lessons introduces some of the key concepts of position and direction in the context of a series of activities around mazes

1-2 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Spatial Awareness

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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9

Weavesilk

http://weavesilk.com/ Added: 19 Aug 2015 Contributor: Siobhán Broderick Resource type: Other

Allows you to create digital art using symmetry

1-2 Mathematics
1-2 Visual Arts

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Symmetry

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• identify line symmetry in shapes and in the environment

Suggestions for use: Use as support to symmetry lessons

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• experiment with the marks, lines, shapes, textures, patterns and tones that can be made with different drawing instruments on a range of surfaces

Suggestions for use: Creating digital art

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

10

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)

in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

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.

Asset type:
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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