Sites2See – space and geometry for primary

Primary KLA:
Educational levels:
Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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Louvre Pyramid

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Selected links to online resources that can support the teaching and learning of geometry for primary-aged students.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(MAe-1WM) describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials and informal recordings

(MAe-3WM) uses concrete materials and/or pictorial representations to support conclusions

(MA1-1WM) describes mathematical situations and methods using everyday and some mathematical language, actions, materials, diagrams and symbols

(MA1-3WM) supports conclusions by explaining or demonstrating how answers were obtained

(MA2-1WM) uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas

(MA2-3WM) checks the accuracy of a statement and explains the reasoning used

(MA3-1WM) describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

(MA3-2WM) selects and applies appropriate problem-solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations

(MA3-3WM) gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

(MAe-14MG) manipulates, sorts and represents three-dimensional objects and describes them using everyday language

(MA1-14MG) sorts, describes, represents and recognises familiar three-dimensional objects, including cones, cubes, cylinders, spheres and prisms

(MA2-14MG) makes, compares, sketches and names three-dimensional objects, including prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres, and describes their features

(MA3-14MG) identifies three-dimensional objects, including prisms and pyramids, on the basis of their properties, and visualises, sketches and constructs them given drawings of different views

(MAe-15MG) manipulates, sorts and describes representations of two-dimensional shapes, including circles, triangles, squares and rectangles, using everyday language

(MA1-15MG) manipulates, sorts, represents, describes and explores two-dimensional shapes, including quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons

(MA2-15MG) manipulates, identifies and sketches two-dimensional shapes, including special quadrilaterals, and describes their features

(MA3-15MG) manipulates, classifies and draws two-dimensional shapes, including equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles, and describes their properties

(MAe-16MG) describes position and gives and follows simple directions using everyday language

(MA1-16MG) represents and describes the positions of objects in everyday situations and on maps

(MA2-16MG) identifies, describes, compares and classifies angles

(MA3-16MG) measures and constructs angles, and applies angle relationships to find unknown angles

(MA2-17MG) uses simple maps and grids to represent position and follow routes, including using compass directions

(MA3-17MG) locates and describes position on maps using a grid-reference system

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACMMG009) Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment

(ACMMG010) Describe position and movement

(ACMMG022) Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features

(ACMMG023) Give and follow directions to familiar locations

(ACMMG042) Describe and draw two-dimensional shapes, with and without digital technologies

(ACMMG043) Describe the features of three-dimensional objects

(ACMMG044) Interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features

(ACMMG065) Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways

(ACMMG064) Identify angles as measures of turn and compare angle sizes in everyday situations

(ACMMG066) Identify symmetry in the environment

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Oral activity
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 5 November 2018

Resource ID: 2c81770e-a818-493b-9622-13ea1f6d7185