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Exploring Shape and Space with 5th and 6th Class Learning Path

By PDST

This Learning Path, suitable for 5th and 6th class, supports the exploration of Shape and Space through a series of challenges, tasks, videos and activities.
9 resources in this Learning Path

1

Using Geoboards

http://www.cleo.net.uk/resources/di...%2Fmaths%2Fgeoboards_t%2Findex.html Added: 20 May 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Exercises include: naming and defining properties of shapes, calculating area of shapes, measuring/calculating perimeter of shapes, determining similarity and congruence, deriving functions, measuring/ calculating angle using Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry, deriving equations of straight lines.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

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

2

Shape and Space Manual - PDST Numeracy

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19607/19330.pdf Added: 24 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Handbook

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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How it maps to the curriculum

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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
Special Needs:

3

Weavesilk

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

Allows you to create digital art using symmetry

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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
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

4

Parts of a Circle

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13896/13534.ppt Added: 03 Jul 2015 Contributor: Fidelma Sheridan Resource type: Guide/notes

A power point presentation identifying the different part of a circle followed by three activities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • construct a circle of given radius or diameter

Suggestions for use: An introduction to circles

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

Polygons (2-D shapes) explained

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/polygons.html Added: 02 May 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Explains 2 dimensional polygon shapes: simplex and complex, concave and convex, regular and irregular. It also has a chart detailing name, number of sides, shape and interior angle of all polygons from a triangle. to a googolgon!

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

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

6

Tessellations

http://www.tessellations.org/ Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Lesson Plan

Shows artistic applications of tessellations with opportunities to create your own. Expands the concept beyond the strict geometric application.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes

Suggestions for use: Site showing expanded concept of tessellations.

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

7

Measuring with a Protractor (Flash Required)

http://www.mathplayground.com/measuringangles.html Added: 03 Jan 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Game

This interactive site asks you to measure 10 randomly generated angles. You rotate the protractor to line it up. Then you read it and type in the measurement.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Lines & Angles

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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8

The Third Dimension

https://nrich.maths.org/1148 Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: Siobhán Ní Threasaigh Resource type: Other

Arranging cubes and drawing them on isometric paper

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

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

9

Air Nets

https://nrich.maths.org/6307 Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: Siobhán Ní Threasaigh Resource type:

Exploring Nets

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

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