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# Exploring Shape and Space with 3rd and 4th Class Learning Path

By PDST

This Learning Path, suitable for 3rd and 4th class, supports the exploration of Shape and Space through a series of challenges, tasks, videos and activities.
5 resources in this Learning Path

1

### Ideas for Maths Trails

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/31526/31264.pdf Added: 19 Dec 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes

Sample questions for designing a Maths trail that covers shape an space, data, number, algebra and measures. May be adapted to suit your school an age levels. Originally devised by the Primary Curriculum Support Programme (PCSP).

3-4 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• read and interpret bar-line graphs and simple pie charts
• read and interpret tables, pictograms, block graphs and bar charts

Suggestions for use: Use as a basis to design a maths trail.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare and measure the area of regular and irregular shapes

Suggestions for use: Use as a basis to design a maths trail.

Strand: Algebra

Suggestions for use: Use as a basis to design a maths trail.

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• construct and draw 2-D shapes

Suggestions for use: Use as a basis to design a maths trail.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

2

### Shape and Space Manual

http://www.pdst.ie/sites/default/files/S%26S%20manual_22.11.13.pdf Added: 18 Jul 2015 Contributor: Jacqueline Skelly Resource type: Reference

A Guide to Teaching and Learning in Irish Primary Schools about Shape and Space

3-4 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• combine, tessellate and make patterns with 2-D shapes
• construct and draw 2-D shapes
• explore, describe and compare the properties (sides, angles, parallel and non-parallel lines) of 2-D shapes
• identify the use of 2-D shapes in the environment
• identify, describe and classify 2-D shapes: equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangle, parallelogram,rhombus, pentagon, octagon
• identify, describe and classify 2-D shapes: square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, circle, semicircle, oval and irregular shapes
• solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving 2-D shapes

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• construct 3-D shapes
• establish and appreciate that when prisms are sliced through (in the same direction) each face is equal in shape and size
• explore and describe the relationship of 3-D shapes with constituent 2-D shapes
• explore, describe and compare the properties of 3-D shapes
• identify, describe and classify 3-D shapes, including cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, sphere, triangular prism, pyramid
• identify, describe and classify 3-D shapes, including, cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, sphere, triangular prism, pyramid
• solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving 2-D and 3-D shapes
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

### Carousel 2 Task Cards

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/31530/31268.pdf Added: 19 Dec 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes / Activity

Stations focusing on 2 D shapes, symmetry, constructing shapes, comparing, contrasting. Requires lollipop sticks and pegboards. Devised by PDST advisors.

3-4 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• combine, tessellate and make patterns with 2-D shapes
• construct and draw 2-D shapes
• identify the use of 2-D shapes in the environment

Suggestions for use: Print and use as a point of reference when facilitating a maths station.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

### All About 2-D Shapes

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/mathsE3.htm#2 Added: 23 Apr 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Several excellent worksheets to reinforce knowledge of 2D shapes. The following needed to download files - Word, Powerpoint, PDF, some files in Flash.

3-4 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

### 3D revision

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/common-3d-shapes.html Added: 08 Jul 2016 Contributor: Linda Fitzgerald Resource type: Textbook

3D revision website

3-4 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• explore and describe the relationship of 3-D shapes with constituent 2-D shapes
• explore, describe and compare the properties of 3-D shapes
• identify, describe and classify 3-D shapes, including cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, sphere, triangular prism, pyramid
• identify, describe and classify 3-D shapes, including, cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, sphere, triangular prism, pyramid
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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