Wednesday, 6 May 2015

2D & 3D

Having recently discussed the importance of mathematical language, the teaching of shape often raises some interesting terminology!
As students begin school, they are expected to learn about 2D shapes... what is a shape, how can we sort and classify them??? In the Australian Curriculum, they are also expected to learn about 3D objects (spheres and cubes). Yes... 3D objects (not 3D shapes!).
We currently have the below units of work available that support the teaching of 2D shapes and 3D objects...
The language we use is critical when helping students build a useful and permanent mathematical vocabulary - it is so important to make sure we get it right (to the best of our ability of course!).
 The Australian Curriculum has a great Mathematics Glossary that is a fantastic place to start...
 Have fun exploring 2D shapes and 3D objects with your students!