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# AO1: Sort objects by their appearance.

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## Shape Makers

In this unit students classify and explore shapes. They will have opportunities to handle, describe and classify 2D and 3D shapes. It is expected that many students at this stage will know some shape names and use these when describing things. They will also be using their own language in their descriptions and will be exploring similarities and differences and will be informally considering sides, corners, curved and straight lines.

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## Shape Explorers

In this unit students identify attributes of 2D shapes and describe sides and corners of these shapes. They are identifying and classifying shapes by name, number of sides and corners and will describe similarities and differences between shapes.

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## New Kids on the Block

This unit is suited to a small class at a school where large building blocks and wood off-cuts are readily available. Asking students to construct objects affords a prime time to observe and listen to their language as they build. Using blocks is a powerful medium for improving students' perception of objects and encourages creativity.

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## Arty Shapes

In this unit students take inspiration from several cubist artists then participate in a variety of art based activities to develop their knowledge of 2-dimensional shapes. They use their own language to describe their works and the shapes they have used.

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## And The Twelfth One Is

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (make a drawing, use equipment)

Identify circles, squares and triangles.

Continue and describe a repeating pattern

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## The Folding Problem

Create squares, triangles and oblongs by folding paper

Identify and describe shapes

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (guess and check).

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## Mosaic Puzzles

Join shapes together to form other shapes

Identify and describe shapes

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (guess and check).

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## Odd One Out

list a number of properties that distinguish squares from circles from cubes from pentagons.

devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (guess and check, make a drawing, use equipment).

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## Nanny Mihi’s Treasure Hunt

This is an activity based on the picture book Nanny Mihi’s Treasure Hunt.