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NSW Syllabuses

Mathematics K–10 - Life Skills - Measurement and Geometry Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Space

Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Space: Recognising Objects and Shapes

Outcomes

A student:

  • MALS-1WM

    responds to and uses mathematical language to demonstrate understanding

  • MALS-2WM

    applies mathematical strategies to solve problems

  • MALS-3WM

    uses reasoning to recognise mathematical relationships

  • MALS-30MG

    recognises, matches and sorts three-dimensional objects and/or two-dimensional shapes

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: MA4-14MG, MA4-17MG, MA5.2-12MG

Content

  • Students:
  • recognise three-dimensional objects in the environment SE
  • identify and name three-dimensional objects that are used in everyday situations, eg cones, cubes, cylinders (Communicating, Understanding) L
  • identify three-dimensional objects in pictures, in computer displays and in the environment (Understanding) CCT
  • match three-dimensional objects based on an attribute, eg shape, colour, size, function
  • sort three-dimensional objects based on an attribute, eg shape, colour, size, function CCT
  • sort objects on the basis of their shape, colour, size and function, eg crockery, cutlery, sports equipment, clothes for washing (Understanding) CCTPSC
  • indicate the reasons for sorting objects in a particular way (Communicating, Reasoning) CCT
  • predict and describe the ways in which particular objects can be stacked and test predictions by stacking the objects (Communicating, Problem Solving, Reasoning) CCT
  • recognise three-dimensional objects when presented in different orientations using dynamic geometry software ICT
  • identify two-dimensional shapes found in the environment SE
  • match two-dimensional shapes based on an attribute, eg size, shape
  • match circles, squares, triangles and rectangles (Understanding)
  • sort two-dimensional shapes based on an attribute, eg the number of corners or sides CCT
  • circle all the three-sided shapes in a group of mixed shapes (Understanding)
  • construct a table classifying shapes according to their number of angles (Communicating, Reasoning, Understanding) CCT
  • match and sort two-dimensional shapes when presented in different orientations using dynamic geometry software ICT

Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Space: Features of Objects and Shapes

Outcomes

A student:

  • MALS-1WM

    responds to and uses mathematical language to demonstrate understanding

  • MALS-2WM

    applies mathematical strategies to solve problems

  • MALS-31MG

    identifies the features of three-dimensional objects and/or two-dimensional shapes and applies these in a range of contexts

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: MA4-14MG, MA4-17MG, MA5.2-12MG

Content

  • Students:
  • describe the features of common three-dimensional objects using everyday language, eg flat, round, curved L
  • describe the features of common two-dimensional shapes using everyday language, eg sides, corners L
  • recognise similarities and differences between a variety of three-dimensional objects in a range of contexts CCT
  • recognise and describe the attributes of two-dimensional shapes L
  • identify circles, squares, triangles and rectangles in the built environment (Understanding) CCTSE
  • draw two-dimensional shapes using computer software (Communicating, Understanding, Fluency) ICT
  • identify the result of putting together (or separating) two-dimensional shapes, eg 'This house shape is made up of a triangle and a square' CCT
  • apply knowledge of the features of three-dimensional objects in a range of contexts CCT
  • pack a lunch box, organise a pantry, stack shelves (Problem Solving) CCT
  • complete a technology project involving materials of different shapes and sizes, eg a quilt for textiles, wood inlay (Problem Solving) CCT
  • construct and describe models involving a variety of three-dimensional objects (Communicating, Problem Solving, Understanding) CCT
  • apply knowledge of the features of two-dimensional shapes in a range of contexts CCT
  • make representations of two-dimensional shapes using a variety of materials (Communicating, Understanding) CCT
  • put a ticket/card into the correct slot in a machine (Reasoning, Understanding) CCTPSC