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We're Going On a Shape Hunt! Graphing Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  11 May 2023

Consolidate students' knowledge of 2D shapes while teaching about data collection, recording and graphing!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  F - 2

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teaching resource

We're Going On a Shape Hunt! Graphing Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  11 May 2023

Consolidate students' knowledge of 2D shapes while teaching about data collection, recording and graphing!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  F - 2

Consolidate students' knowledge of 2D shapes while teaching about data collection, recording and graphing!

🟡 🟪 2D Shape and Graphing Adventure🔺🔷

Combine geometry with graphing and data learning objectives in your classroom with this fun and engaging board game! In We’re Going on a Shape Hunt, students will also use skills of turn-taking and sharing to navigate the game board. This resource is an all-rounder! 

This 4-page pack includes:

  • A student instruction page
  • A game board
  • 2 recording sheets (create a pictograph, and record data using tally marks).

How to Play This 4-Player Maths Game:

  1. The first player rolls the dice, then moves their counter to the corresponding number of squares on the game board.
  2. Using the Shape Hunt Worksheet, the first player records the shape that they have landed on in the graph provided, e.g., rectangle, rhombus, octagon, oval, square, pentagon, circle, or triangle.
  3. Play continues with the next player rolling the dice, moving their counter to the corresponding number of squares, and recording the shape that they have landed on in their graph.
  4. The first player to reach the ‘Finish’ star is the winner.
  5. Once play has finished, students can then complete the questions on the worksheet about the shapes they have ‘hunted’ during the game.

During this activity, students will consolidate their knowledge of familiar 2D shapes, and demonstrate their ability to record and display data. 

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, revise findings during lesson wrap-up, or send home for homework (students will love to play along with their families!). 

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

Create mixed-ability groupings for game play! Match students with solid understanding of graphing concepts with those who are still picking them up. At the end of the session, eview and scaffold students’ understanding through guided questions and further discussion.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

As an extension task, have students create their own fun game board, featuring 3D objects). Ask them to draw a bar graph or line graph to demonstrate their findings. 

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 the worksheet portion in Google Classroom (or any other program you use for delivering digital tools to your learners’ devices). If in Google Slides, please be sure to open in Edit mode, not presentation mode, so the students can enter their answers.


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