Exploring shape

25 11 2015

In Maths we have enjoyed exploring shape. We have been exploring 2D shapes – learning their names and about their properties. We especially enjoyed looking for lines of symmetry in regular and irregular shapes, using the mirrors. We then used rulers to draw them on. We discovered that some shapes have more than 1 line of symmetry. As a challenge we then used the peg boards to create a symmetrical pattern which we then had to check with a mirror.
As part of our 3D shape work we were set the challenge to make the shapes out of modelling material. This was much harder than we thought it would be! After making each shape we had to explain to our partner the number of faces, vertices and edges our shape had. We also needed to explain any 2D shapes that we could see on the faces of the 3D shapes!


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