Understanding Geometry – Shapes

Objects have shape and form. Simple shapes are classified according to their number of edges and points.

An edge is a line segment on a boundary, on solids it is where two faces meet. A point or vertex is a corner where edges meet. Can you see the edges and points in the following shapes and solids.

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ACTIVITY 1: ACTIVITY TO BEGIN THIS LESSON: MY TOY TRAIN

Let an adult help you do this activity. Cut out many shapes from a cardboard. Colour them and stick the shapes together to make one of the toy trains below. Describe the shapes you made to make the train.

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ACTIVITY 2: BUILDING MODELS USING SHAPES

We can use shapes around us to build models, such as a robot and a rocket.

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Create your own models using shapes around your home. Remember to decorate your models. Draw the models in your math journal. Write sentences to describe them.

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ACTIVITY 3:TYPES OF PYRAMIDS

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Topics

  1. Properties of shape
  2. Perimeter of shapes
  3. Area
  4. Volume
  5. Transformation and Symetry