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2D and 3D objects: sides, vertices and symmetry
This guide provides a sequence of small steps for exploring shape, from recognising 2D shapes and 3D objects through to making patterns with shapes and objects. Note in this resource objects are often referred to as 3D shapes. It is advised to use the terminology 'objects' when talking about 3D and not 3D shapes as suggested in this resources.
|Year level(s)||Foundation, Year 1, Year 2|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||2D shapes, 3D shapes, sides, edges, vertices, lines of symmetry, problem solving, reasoning, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Geometry, Build understanding|
|Topics||Shapes and objects, Patterns and algebra|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications. Copy, continue and create patterns with objects and drawings
Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment
ACMMG022 Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features
ACMMG042 Describe and draw two-dimensional shapes, with and without digital technologies
ACMMG043 Describe the features of three-dimensional objects
|National numeracy learning progression||
Understanding geometric properties
UGP1, UGP2, UGP3, UGP4
Number patterns and algebraic thinking - NPA1, NPA2
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