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Understanding and Connecting

Shape - Scavenger Shape Hunt

We are looking at shapes in everyday contexts. What you are required to do is:

  1. Think about the shapes that you see around you. This can be in the classroom, in the school, or beyond.

  2. Capture something that you notice that interests you. You can record this by drawing, writing, or taking an image, etc. 

  3. Ask a question about what you captured. So, for example, it could be a simple question “What shapes do you see?” or it may be a more complex question such as “How many lines of symmetry does this shape have?”

  4. Continue to find as many different shapes as you can. Can you name them? 

  5. Compare your notes with your classmates. Which shapes did you record the same things for, and which are different? Which ones were the hardest to find?

  6. Can you solve one of your classmates' problems/questions?

  7. Create a poster from your work and display it with the possible solutions in the classroom.

Write a mathematical story on the topic of Shape and Space. Here are some prompts to help you.

  • What are the parts and elements of a mathematics story?

  • Who is the main character?

  • What is their greatest wish?

  • What is their greatest fear?

  • What else do we need to write your story?

You might like to read the story of Shapestown written by Bronagh, Catherine, Katya, Kevin, Laura, Lynn, Marie, Michaela, Niamh, Saja.

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