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## Classifying shapes

• Year group: Year 6
• Term: Summer
• Topic: Geometry
• Duration: 0.5 weeks
• Keystage: KS2
• Age Range: 10 to 11 yrs
• Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
• Week Range: 1b

In this chapter, pupils read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C).

Pupils extend their reading of Roman numerals up to 100 (C) from 12 (XII). Outside of mathematics lessons, and maybe even the classroom, pupils encounter Roman numerals in their original historical context. In doing so, they understand that there are different ways to write whole numbers and that the important concepts of zero and place value have been introduced over a period of time.

## Resources for this topic

### White Rose Maths

#### Regular and irregular polygons

Fluency, reasoning and problem solving for regular and irregular polygons.

#### Classifying shapes

Direct link to our Y6 scheme.

### Mathematics Mastery

#### Classifying shapes

Deepening pupils’ understanding of key mathematical ideas is a core element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Our Key Constructs highlight the essential mathematical concepts all pupils are expected to grasp within each year group, with accompanying guidance for assessing pupil progress.

Our Key Constructs are closely aligned to the National Curriculum’s objectives. We know these can be tricky to evidence, so we’ve included an example task for each concept, as well as ideas to support slower-graspers and depth tasks to challenge higher-attaining pupils.

• Pupils should work through the tasks independently
• Teachers should incorporate the CPA approach to support pupils’ learning
• Opportunities for depth and scaffolding are built into each task

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

#### Classifying shapes

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of classifying shapes

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

### Resources shared by teachers

#### Properties of Shape : Year 6 - Summer Term - White Rose Maths

This resource contains the first of two packs designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 6 Geometry: Properties of Shape - Weeks 1-2 of the Summer Term. This resource is for Week 1.

The resource focuses on the following White Rose Maths small steps:

Measure with a protractor

Introduce angles
Calculate angles
Vertically opposite angles
Angles in a triangle
Angles in a triangle, special cases
Angles in a triangle – missing angles**

The resource contains 25 worksheets / activities (concrete, pictorial and abstract) linked to the above small steps with an emphasis on the mastery approach to learning advocated by the White Rose scheme and includes reasoning and problem-solving tasks. Answer keys and solutions are included.

These resources will develop the pupils ability to achieve the following Year 2 Maths National Curriculum Objectives:-

Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles.

Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons.

Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.

**Year 6 Geometry : Properties of Shape : Summer Term - Week 2
**
Save money and buy both resources in a bundle for just £6:

Year 6 Geometry: Properties of Shape - Summer Term - Weeks 1-2

More Maths Resources

#### Properties of Shape : Year 6 Summer Term - White Rose Maths

This resource contains the second of two packs designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 6 Geometry: Properties of Shape - Weeks 1-2 of the Summer Term. These resources are for Week 2.

The resource focuses on the following White Rose Maths ‘small steps’

Measure with a protractor
Introduce angles
Calculate angles
Vertically opposite angles
Angles in a triangle
Angles in a triangle – special cases
Angles in a triangle – missing angles
Angles in a triangle –missing angles
Angles in regular polygons
Draw shapes accurately Nets of 3D shapes

The resource contains 23 worksheets / activities (concrete, pictorial and abstract) linked to the above small steps with an emphasis on the mastery approach to learning advocated by the White Rose scheme and includes reasoning and problem-solving tasks. Answer keys and solutions are included.

These resources will develop the pupils ability to achieve the following Year 2 Maths National Curriculum objectives:

Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles.

Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons.

Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.

Year 6 Geometry : Properties of Shape : Summer Term - Week 1

Save money and buy both resources in a bundle for just £6:

Year 6 Geometry: Properties of Shape - Summer Term - Weeks 1-2

More Maths Resources

#### Shape workbook

Range of shape worksheets that children have to read clues, colour different shapes and find 2d shapes in the classroom. Also 2 powerpoints that illustrate patterns and 2d shapes.

#### Maths Primary: Measuring/Shapes 'Straws 2'

Straws contains 10 activities to develop thinking skills and facts for shape at KS1, KS2 and KS3. Straws 2 adds another 4 activities, to include symmetry, perimeter and nets. Simple ideas and a great range of activities lead to real exploration of properties of 2-D shapes, and more.

#### Parallel and perpendicular lines

Worksheet to reinforce learning of parallel and perpendicular. Very simple format used to support yr5

#### Tangrams

Two sets of tangrams, the first making mathematical shapes, the second making more creative pictures. Includes outlines drawn to scale to assist weaker pupils.

#### Theme Park, Maths Enterprise

This is a group of resources I made (I used some ideas from other places, but I made the things myself) in order to use as many Maths related exercises with the final aim of creating their own theme park. Some of the skills covered are:
Shapes, co-ordinates, symmetry, speed, line graphs, pictograms, bar graphs, perimeter, area, percentages, tally, problem solving, survey, money, budget and time.

Enjoy!!

Students use this resource to discover the geometrical properties of quadrilaterals about sides and angles by using what they know about symmetries. PowerPoint has initial instructions and shapes to cut out - the sheet develops the start further. Then return to the PowerPoint for the final activity involving further classification. This could also be used with 'Would I lie to you? - Quadrilaterals' which is also in my resources.

#### 3D shape worksheets

A selection of activities including properties, sorting etc. Also a shape story to do with children as an activity, they must listen to the story and then decide which shape you are talking about! There is also a flip chart to go with the story.

#### 2D and 3D Shape Worksheets

A selection of worksheets which can help younger children identify and describe the properties of basic 2D and 3D shapes.

#### 3d Shape properties & nets

A printable 3d shape net worksheet for class to guess what shape it will make before building it. Differentiated 3d shape propertites questions. I used them for my level 2 class

#### Match the 2D shape descriptions to the Robots

A cut and stick activity where the children have to look at the shape of the robots heads and match the shape descriptions to each robot.

#### Geometry Revision Flashcards - 2D, 3D Shapes.

Geometry flashcards include 2D and 3D shapes, angle facts, metric units of measurement, transformations and area of triangles and quadrilaterals. You can display them on the screen or print them back to back. Every second page is the ‘answer’ or flipside to the odd numbered pages. Hope that makes sense! e.g. on one side it might show a shape and ask you to name it and on the next page it has the shape’s name.