Shape & Space

We describe, measure, and compare spatial relationships.

  • How are these shapes alike and different?
  • What 3D shapes can you find in nature? What 2D shapes live in objects in our world?
  • How can you combine shapes to make new shapes?

   

A focus on spatial thinking allows mathematics to become a more visual endeavor and connects with what “real” mathematicians do when they are exploring patterns in the world and making discoveries. Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning p.3

Lessons

Shark Bait 3 Act task early primary

Investigating Shapes created and compiled by teachers in the BC Reggio-Inspired mathematics Project for ShareEDBC

District teachers have access to ShareEDBC 

Geometry and Spatial Sense visuals and excellent hands on lessons: https://wordpress.oise.utoronto.ca/robertson/primary-math/

Resources

Downloadable visual from this excellent resource can be accessed freely. Copies of this resource with rich thinking questions are available through the LRC.

https://www.tcpress.com/eyes-on-math-9780807753910

Fabulous site bringing spatial reasoning to life from this excellent resource:

https://wordpress.oise.utoronto.ca/robertson/primary-math/