First steps in Mathematics: Space – Diagnostic tasks

A collection of diagnostic tasks designed to use with students to assess their understanding of space-related concepts in mathematics.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Feedback

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Space
Topics Shapes and objects, Angles and geometric reasoning
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Make, compare and classify objects, identifying key features and explaining why these features make them suited to their uses

Represent and approximate composite shapes and objects in the environment, using combinations of familiar shapes and objects

Connect objects to their nets and build objects from their nets using spatial and geometric reasoning

Compare the parallel cross-sections of objects and recognise their relationships to right prisms

Numeracy progression Understanding geometric properties (P3, P4, P5)

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Department of Education, Western Australia


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