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# 2D Shapes Mystery Bag

• Updated:  30 Aug 2023

This 2D shapes interactive teaching resource helps students to identify the properties of 2D shapes everyday items in their environment.

• Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  1 - 2

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teaching resource

# 2D Shapes Mystery Bag

• Updated:  30 Aug 2023

This 2D shapes interactive teaching resource helps students to identify the properties of 2D shapes everyday items in their environment.

• Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  1 - 2

This 2D shapes interactive teaching resource helps students to identify the properties of 2D shapes everyday items in their environment.

## 🟡 ❓ 2D Shapes Mystery Bag Interactive Activity🔺🔷

Get your little shape detective on the case! Help your students to discover, identify and recognise 2D shapes as everyday objects. This exciting and engaging digital activity will refresh student’s knowledge of 2D shapes, and have them name the shape they think is hiding within the mystery bag!

This 10-slide deck includes:

• An instruction slide which explains the activity
• Eight interactive ‘Mystery Shape” slides featuring a variety of 2D shapes

To use this resource, first read the instructions to students so they know how the activity works. Check the clues on each slide then drag the star onto one of three shape choices provided on the right of the slide to select the answer. Once an answer has been selected, drag the magnifying glass on top of the Mystery Bag to reveal the correct answer!

Through this activity, students will show that they can recognise and describe familiar 2D shapes, giving reasons for their choices.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Maths lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided Maths groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:

### 🆘 Support Struggling Students

Ask students to write or draw which shape they think is hidden on each slide in their mathematics books or on whiteboards before the correct answer is revealed. Review and scaffold students’ understanding through guided questions and further discussion.

### ➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

As an extension task, have students pair-up and make a list of 2D shapes they can observe in the learning environment.

Alternatively, students pairs could take turns creating a ‘secret shape’ on a geoboard with elastic bands and have a peer guess which shape it is, based only on description of the features.

### 🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards.

## Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PowerPoint or Google Slides versions of this resource.

Assign this interactive activity in Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not presentation mode. Students click to reveal the answers.

Alternatively, print slides to use them for your:

This resource was created by Leeanne Blanckensee, a teacher from Queensland and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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