Friday, 20 February 2015

Maths - geometry

We have been learning about shapes and position words. Position words tell us where something is or where it is going. 

We use words like: On the cushion, on the mat, In front, behind, the back of the class, around, under, beside, between, middle, on top, in, through, out, off. 
We have also learned about turns and can make full and half turns. Quarter turns were new for us and can be tricky.

Task: Pick a picture of the blocks in a pattern (dont show your buddy). Using our maths words describe how to make the pattern. Remember to give accurate clear instructions.

Success Criteria:
  • I use the correct names for shapes 
  • I use our maths postiton words
  • I  give clear instructions about position
  • I follow postion instructions

My Shapes 

I use the correct names for shapes

I use our maths postiton words

I give clear instructions about position

I follow position instructions


I can: follow the instructions when my buddy tells me how to make the pattern.

It was hard when: to do 1/4 turns and 1/2 turns.

I really liked: when I followed the instructions for Simon says and went down the slide.

Kerri thinks

You use the correct names for the shapes and your position words to give instructions to your buddy so she can make the pattern. It can be tricky to always use your position words when you can point your finger to show where the shape should go. You can practise using your maths words anywhere, in the classroom, in the playground and at home.

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