Primary Geometry: shape and space

Primary Geometry: shape and space
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Published date: 
November 2012

Geometry is better known in primary schools nowadays as ‘Shape and Space’. Shape work focuses on 2D and 3D shapes; by the end of the primary curriculum children have a solid knowledge of a large number of shapes and their characteristics. This pack of activities is full of hands-on activities that will help children to name, sort and classify shapes before moving onto topics such as area, perimeter, angles and symmetry.

Summary of contents: 

The tricky part of geometry, for many children, is the large amount of geometrical vocabulary that they will need to learn, remember and use correctly. This pack covers all the important concepts with 70 pages of information as well as lots of tips and fun activities that will help your child recognise shapes, measure angles and calculate area and perimeter with ease.

In your Primary Geometry: shape and space learning pack you'll find:

  • Essential vocabulary
  • Shape and space tips for parents
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Turning through angles
  • Looking at cubes and cuboids
  • Writing directions, clockwise and anti-clockwise
  • Sequencing
  • Pentagons, hexagons, octagons, nonagons, polygons, decagons
  • Cylinders, cones and spheres
  • Angles
  • Carroll diagrams
  • Perimeter and area
  • Pyramids and triangular prisms
  • Nets and cubes
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Right-angled triangles and equilateral triangles
  • Isosceles triangles and scalene triangles
  • Rotating shapes
  • Symmetry
  • Using a protractor