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2D Shape Maths Investigation – My Crazy Cubby House!

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5 pages (PDF)|This resource is suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

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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Australian Curriculum alignment

  • Mathematics > Year 1 > Measurement and Geometry > Shape > ACMMG022

    Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious featuresElaborationsfocusing on geometric features and describing shapes and objects using everyday w...

  • Mathematics > Year 2 > Measurement and Geometry > Shape > ACMMG042

    Describe and draw two-dimensional shapes, with and without digital technologiesElaborationsidentifying key features of squares, rectangles, triangles, kites, rhombuses and circles, such as straight li...


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