1. Teaching Ideas

Creating Structures with Shapes

The students were invited to recreate a structure using shapes.


  1. Choose a structure that you would like to recreate with shapes. Recreate it

Three Options:

  • Option 2: Use paper shapes to create a collage

  • Option 3: Use play dough or clay

  • 2. Create a table showing all the different shapes you have used.

Student Responses

Through this experience, students were learning that:

  • information can be expressed as organised and structured data 
  • geometric shapes and associated vocabulary are useful for representing and describing objects in real-world situations
  • specific vocabulary can be used to describe an objects position in space
  • shapes can be transformed in different ways
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