Shape Seekers

Teach Starter Publishing
5 x lessons | Suitable for years: 2 - 3

This Mathematics unit helps students describe the features and make models of 3D objects.

It consists of 4 lessons of approximately 60-minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

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  • Leanne Griffin
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    This powerpoint is awesome and my students want another one. We loved the interactive nature of it and my students still think the scans were real :-) They found it really engaging and it was fun. However, it wasn't easy to follow as when I downloaded it, I had to hunt for all the resources and I didn't know what printables I needed as we went through the powerpoint. It wasn't intuitive to use and we found it a bit frustrating at times. It is a shame that the shapes are not created using standard nets rather than origami, so that students can make the link to 3d shapes and nets. The origami instructions were not easy to follow and we ended up using a trial and error method. Also it would be good if all the lesson plans & resources came with the powerpoint or if the powerpoint gave some teachers instructions. Perhaps everything could be a zip file download.

    • Tom (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Leanne, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such valuable feedback! So glad that your students enjoyed the PowerPoint and were able to help Professor Dede with The Dimensionator! We are in the process of creating a video that shows how to make the origami box. Be on the lookout for that soon. We will take all your suggestions into consideration for future resources. If you wish for changes to be made to a current resource, feel free to submit a change request by using the 'Changes & Updates' tab on the resource's page. Thanks again! Tom

  • Kate Stanbury
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    My kids loved the power point But I am so confused on how the town features go together and stick on the map? The origami instructions are very confusing for year 2’s. Is there a picture of the finished product that we can see?

    • Tom (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Kate, Thank you for getting in touch with us today. I am so glad your students enjoyed the Shape Seekers PowerPoint. I have added a digital diagram of the assembled Town Features positioned on the Town Map to the lesson plan and the resource post. https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource/draw-a-town-with-2d-shapes/ The origami instructions can be supplemented with video instructions by doing a quick web search for 'origami masu box'. Please get in touch if we can help with anything else!

  • Kerrie Wyer
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    Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but I'm unable to interact with the slides? I'm on a Mac, not sure if that's causing trouble?

    • Tom (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Kerrie, Thank you for getting in touch! We have tested the Shape Seekers PowerPoint on both Mac and PC and the interactivity works using both operating systems. The PowerPoint is designed to be viewed in Slide Show mode which enables the animations and interactive buttons. If you are still unable to interact with the slides, please send an email to [email protected] and we will be more than happy to assist you further!