Key learning area/s: Mathematics Grade: 2 Date:07.11.08
Stage: 1 Strand: Space & Geometry Sub Strand: Three-
Outcome: SGS1.1: Sorts, describes and represents three dimensional objects, including cones,
cubes, cylinders, spheres and recognizes them in pictures and the environment
SGS1.2: Manipulates sorts, represents, describes, explores various two-dimensional shapes
To revise knowledge of three dimensional shapes and their properties, show representations of
these shapes in a variety of contexts.
Links with previous learning: Children have nearly completed stage 1 so content should be familiar.
Links to my previous two lessons on 2D & 3D shapes
Specific indicators of learning Assessment strategies
Expected to be achieved in this lesson List two to three strategies to be used to assess
the learning in this lesson.
The students will:
1. Using the term faces, corners & 1. Listening to the language used by
edges to describe 3D objects students, their response to questions
2. Describing features of 2D Shapes, 2. evidence of mathematically thinking ,
using terms like sides, corners, reasoning, strategies
parallel sides 3. Models
3. representing 3D shapes by making
4. identifying and naming 3D objects
including cones, cubes, cylinders,
spheres and prisms from a
collection of everyday objects
Sequence of teaching/learning experiences Time: Resources
Hold up everyday 2D & 3D shapes and get Sitting on floor 5 min 3D Shapes
children to identify and give properties Children responding 2D Shapes
for each: Check for correct terminology:
faces, edges and corners.
Play Celebrity heads with 2D and 3D Sitting on floor 35 2D & 3D shapes
Instruct children how to play
If game is working get children to form Working in groups
groups and play.
When playing ensure children are using
correct terminology: Yes / No responses
till they can guess the correct shape
Go through the Making a Dice procedure Dice Procedure
worksheet with whole class Sitting on floor worksheet A3 size
Organise children to make cubes Working at desks and Templates
wet area Scissors
Time permitting a few more games of Children sitting on 5 min
celebrity head floor
I felt this lesson went really well; mostly all of the children were very responsive to introduction,
seemed to be a good way to consolidate their knowledge both on 3D & 2D shapes
Celebrity heads was fun, most had played the gamed and I think it succeeded in cementing their
knowledge about the properties of shapes.
Children were really engaged in the dice/cube making activity, worked on their fine motor skills,
Jarred seemed to really enjoy it, and even asked for an extra template so he could make one at
home. All students completed task with some assistance glueing/sticking it all together.
Instantly playing started playing games with their dice. Summed up lesson by listing all properties of
a cube: I really enjoyed this lesson