Naming Shapes

  • Naming Shapes
  • Course: Mathematics
  • Grade: Year 1
  • Section: Space 2D and 3D
  • Outcome: Identify and describe two-dimensional shapes in the environment
  • Activity Type: Printable
  • Activity ID: 19052

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United Kingdom – National Curriculum expand/collapse

  • KS1 – Key Stage 1
    • KS1.Ma3 – Shape, space and measures
      • Knowledge, skills and understanding

        • Understanding patterns and properties of shape

          • KS1.Ma3.2 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • KS1.Ma3.2.a – Describe properties of shapes that they can see or visualise using the related vocabulary

            • KS1.Ma3.2.c – Create 2-D shapes and 3-D shapes

        • Using and applying shape, space and measures

          • KS1.Ma3.1 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • Reasoning

              • KS1.Ma3.1.e – Recognise simple spatial patterns and relationships and make predictions about them

Australia – Australian Curriculum expand/collapse

  • Foundation Year
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Shape

        • ACMMG009 – Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment

  • Year 1
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Shape

        • ACMMG022 – Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features

New Zealand – National Standards expand/collapse

  • 1 – Year 1
    • 1.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 1.GM.2 – Sort objects and shapes by a single feature and describe the feature, using everyday language

      • 1.GM.3 – Represent reflections and translations by creating patterns

  • 2 – Year 2
    • 2.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 2.GM.2 – Sort objects and shapes by different features and describe the features, using mathematical language

      • 2.GM.3 – Represent reflections and translations by creating and describing patterns

United States – Common Core State Standards expand/collapse

  • K – Kindergarten
    • K.G – Geometry
      • Mathematics

        • K.G.4 – Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

        • K.G.5 – Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

        • K.G.6 – Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?”

  • 1 – Grade 1
    • 1.G – Geometry
      • Mathematics

        • 1.G.2 – Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.(Students do not need to learn formal names such as “right rectangular prism.”)