Priya and Ted are continuing to enjoy their day at the fairground. Join them as they have lots of fun sorting 2D shapes.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. How have the items on the menu been sorted?
Discuss the shapes of the different types of food. Discuss what the shapes on each side of the menu have in common.
Various answers, for example: circles/not circles, fewer than 3 sides/3 sides or more
2. How have the balloons been sorted?
Discuss the shapes in each group of balloons. Discuss what the shapes in each group have in common.
Various answers, for example: shapes with four sides/shapes with fewer than 4 sides, rectangles (including squares)/not rectangles
3. Which group would this balloon belong to?
Discuss how the shape on the balloon and what it has in common with the shapes on the other balloons.
Various answers, for example: shapes with 4 sides
4. Which shape should they aim at?
Discuss what the shapes have in common. Do they all fit in?
5. Help them to decide how they are going to sort the shapes.
Discuss different ways of sorting the 2D shapes. This is a more open-ended question for the children to explore.
Various answers, for example: squares/not squares, four sides/not four sides
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1G1a) Recognise and name common 2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]
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