Y2 Maths

Count Sides on 2D Shapes Lesson

This Year 2 Count Sides on 2D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of sorting 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of counting sides on 2D shapes.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective

Mathematics Year 2: (2G1a) Compare and sort common 2-D shapes and everyday objects
Mathematics Year 2: (2G1b) Compare and sort common 3-D shapes and everyday objects
Mathematics Year 2: (2G2a) Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
Mathematics Year 2: (2G2b) Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of sorting 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of count sides on 2d shapes. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of sorting 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of counting sides on 2D shapes.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 2D Shapes Game aims to support pupils’ knowledge of shape.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of count sides on 2d shapes.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Count Sides on 2D Shapes Game checks pupils' understanding of counting sides on regular and irregular 2D shapes. Pupils will sort shapes, complete a table and use clues to identify specific shapes.

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Extension

This count sides on 2d shapes extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the count sides on 2d shapes lesson.

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Challenge Activity

This Year 2 Properties of 2D Shapes Maths Challenge aims to extend pupils’ understanding of shape.