2D Shapes

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2D Shapes

Rotational Symmetry

Students learn how to use tracing paper and visual method to identify the order of rotational symmetry for 2D sh...

Properties of Quadrilaterals

Students learn how to recognise and describe quadrilateral shapes by their distinct geometrical properties.  As ...

Parts of a Circle

Students learn how to identify and measure the different parts of a circle while using the correct mathematical ...

Reflective Symmetry

Students learn how to perform and describe reflections of 2D shapes using a mirror line.  As learning progresses...

Enlarging Shapes to a Scale Factor

The start of the lesson is used to review similarity within triangles.  The development phase goes onto extend t...

Translating Shapes

Students learn how to translate shapes using left, right, up and down.  As learning progresses they describe tra...

Rotating Shapes

Students learn how to rotate shapes using a centre and direction of turn.  As learning progresses the position o...

Properties of 2D Shapes

Students learn how to recognise and describe a two dimensional shape using the correct vocabulary and geometrica...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Calculating Instantaneous Rates of Change

When calculating instantaneous rates of change students need to  visualise the properties of the gradient for a straight line graph.   I use the starter activity to see if they can match four graphs with their corresponding equations. The only clue is the direction and steepness of the red lines in relation to the blue line […]

Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages are ways of showing a proportion of something.  Any fraction can be written as a decimal, and any decimal can be written as a percentage.  In this blog I discuss how to use the place value table and equivalent fractions to illustrate how fractions, decimals and percentages are connected. You can […]

Comparing Datasets using the Mean and Range

In my experience, students, in general, find the concept of a mean straightforward to calculate and understand. However, the mean alone does not provide a complete picture of a set of data. To achieve this, a measure of spread is also required. The range is the simplest measure that can be used for this. Not […]