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reSolve: Shape: Shadows
This lesson invites students to explore the relationship between three-dimensional objects and common two-dimensional shapes. They are asked to investigate the shape of shadows cast by different three-dimensional objects. They are also asked to consider different perspectives of a single object and how the shadow shapes may vary. The lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points, extension activities and sample shadows. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|shapes, shadows, prisms, solids
|Strand and focus
|Space, Build understanding, Apply understanding
|Shapes and objects
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Make, compare and classify familiar shapes; recognise familiar shapes and objects in the environment, identifying the similarities and differences between them
Understanding geometric properties (P2)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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