Shaping Up


Posted by saratat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 3, 2016

1/2ST have begun exploring 2D and 3D shapes in Maths.

We are practising describing the parts of a shape and identifying them in our environment. Some groups used the iPads to document the shapes they could see inside the classroom.

A fun game you can play at home is ‘Guess what shape I am?’ Have a go at describing the parts of a shape and see if your child can guess it.

When describing 2D or flat shapes, practise describing how many sides and how many corners the shape has.

When describing 3D or ‘pop out’ shapes, describe how many edges, faces (the flat surface of the shape) and corners (or vertices) the shape has.

Can you guess my shape?

  • I have 1 side
  • My side is curved
  • I have no corners
  • I am a…


  • I have 3 sides
  • My sides are straight
  • I have 3 corners
  • I am a…


  • I have 6 faces
  • I have 8 vertices (corners)
  • I have 12 edges
  • I am a…


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