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2D Shape Maths Investigation - My Crazy Cubby House!

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A mathematics investigation involving 2D shape, embedded in a real-world context.

This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of 2D shapes.

In this investigation, the students have been asked to design a crazy cubby house to be built in their backyard. They must draw a design on grid paper using a variety of 2D shapes (squares, rectangles, triangles and circles) then colour their design according to the 2D shapes they have used.

This teaching resource includes:

  • teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
  • a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
  • a planning worksheet
  • grid paper
  • reflection questions.

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My grade 1 class loved this activity! It kept them engaged for their whole maths lesson. Highly recommend!

Emma · Dec 3rd, 2019

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Kristian · Dec 5th, 2019

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