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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.

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Year level(s) Year 1
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords shapes, shadows, prisms, solids

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Geometry, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG022 Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features
National numeracy learning progression Understanding geometric properties - UGP2

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