Information: Teachers

Familiar 2D Shapes

The NSW and Australian Curriculum outcomes are as follows:

New South Wales Syllabus Australian Curriculum
Grade Kindergarten (ES1) Preparatory (Foundation)
Content Strand Measurement and Geometry
Sub-Strand Two-Dimensional Space Shape

Content Outcome Content Description
A student manipulates, sorts and describes representations of two-dimensional shapes, including circles, triangles, squares and rectangles, using everyday language Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment

Skills Working Mathematically Proficiency
Communicating MAe-1WM Understanding
A student describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials and informal recordings includes connecting names, numerals and quantities
Problem Solving MAe-2WM Fluency
A student uses objects, actions, technology and/or trial and error to explore mathematical problems includes readily counting numbers in sequences, continuing patterns and comparing the lengths of objects
Reasoning MAe-3WM Problem Solving
A student uses concrete materials and/or pictorial representations to support conclusions includes using materials to model authentic problems, sorting objects, using familiar counting sequences to solve unfamiliar problems and discussing the reasonableness of the answer
includes explaining comparisons of quantities, creating patterns and explaining processes for indirect comparison of length

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