This teaching resource is all about Year 1 mathematics area of measurement and geometry of Shapes. This relates to the Curriculum code ACMMGO22.
|Name of teaching resource
Teaching Resource for Mathematics / Year 1 / Measurement and Geometry / Shape / ACMMG022
|Weblink (if web based)|
|Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)
This digital teaching resource should be used with Year Ones as it directly relates to the learning objective in the Curriculum of Shape in the subject area of Maths measurement and Geometry. This resource is aimed for teachers to be able to use the activities to create age appropriate learning activities for their students to learn 2D and 3D shapes and the characteristics of each individual shape.
|How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)
This resource should be used by the teacher to create activities for their students to complete in order to learn about shapes using interactive and engaging activities. The students can either do the activities themselves individually or in a group setting.
|Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
The subject or learning area that this resource is most appropriate to use in is mathematics and in particular measurement and Geometry as each activity is centred on identifying shapes, counting sides of shapes and identifying the characteristics of each shape.
|Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
The strengths of this resource are that Pinterest is an easy to navigate and visually appealing tool that allows teachers to discover and be inspired by the ideas that others use for teaching activities in their classroom. Pinterest also allows teachers to save and pin each idea to their own board to which they can easily find and access another time.
|Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
A weakness of this teaching resource is that an individual accessing this resource may need to log in to fully access and explore the resource. Another weakness is that Pinterest has a limited number of resources that can be used.
|Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
Further uses of this teaching resource is that it could be used by parents to further extend their child’s learning on the topic or for parents that choose to home school their children as most of the activities have free printable worksheets and activities.
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