We have been exploring geometric shapes and using associated vocabulary to help us represent and describe objects in real-world situations. We have been wondering how shapes can be transformed in different ways.

The students were invited to go on a shape scavenger hunt. During the task they have been identifying, naming, drawing and documenting the shapes in our environment. 


They created a table to record the number of edges, vertices and faces of 3D shapes.

Students determined a line of symmetry and rotational symmetry of a 2D shape by folding and rotating paper shapes.

  • Line of symmetry – A line that divides a 2D into halves that match when folded.
  • Rotational Symmetry – When a shape can fit on itself exactly when turned.

The students showed a desire to create their own 3D shapes. The students were presented with the next task which invited them to manipulate, shape and explore a variety of materials to create their own 3D shapes. 

During the task the students were encouraged to investigate:

  • if changing the position of a shape alters its properties
  • how specific vocabulary can be used to describe an object’s position in space


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