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Tangrams: exploring quadrilaterals

Uses tangram pieces to explore examples and non-examples of quadrilaterals. Challenges students to keep exploring by creating different quadrilaterals with different numbers of tangram pieces.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 1
Audience Student, Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Video
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Targeted teaching
Keywords triangles, trapezium, parallelogram, square, quadrilateral, vertices, examples, non-examples, problem-solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Space, Build understanding
Topics 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

Numeracy progression Understanding geometric properties (P2)

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