# Space and Geometry Mini-Unit of Work

Space and Geometry Mini-Unit of Work

## Erskineville Public School, Kindergarten, October - November, 2008

I planned and implemented this mini-unit of work over one week.

There were three kindergarten maths classes and were organised on ability.

This mini-unit was for the class with the students of a lower ability.

OUTCOMES:

SGES1.2    Manipulates, sorts and describes representations of two dimensional shapes using everyday language.

Working Mathematically:
-    WMES1.1 Asks questions that could be explored using mathematics
-    WMES1.2 Uses objects, actions, imagery, technology and/or trial and error to explore mathematical problems
-    WMES1.3 Describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials, and informal recordings
-    WMES1.5 Links mathematical ideas and makes connections with, and generalisations about, existing knowledge and understanding

Previous Learning:
SGES1.1    Manipulates, sorts and represents three-dimensional objects and describes them using everyday language.

 Lesson 1: (pretesting)-    comparing 2D and 3D shapes (whole class discussion on the floor)-    naming 2D shapes (square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon)-    experimental play with the 2D shapes-    grouping a range of 2D shapes-    using paper shapes to create a picture on a paper plateLesson 2:-    consolidation of 2D shapes (whole class)-    making shapes with their hands-    listing shapes around the room (whole class brainstorm)Lesson 3:-    shape quiz (“if I have 3 sides and three points, what shape am I?”)-    finding shapes in magazines (blank paper, 4 columns)Lesson 4: (Summative Assessment)Individual Assessment with the Teacher:-    Manipulate, sort and describe 2D shapes-    Identify and name circles, squares, triangles and rectangles in picturesand the environment and presented in different orientations.Class Activity:-    use toothpicks and string to makes shapes; add labels-    find and colour the shapes in the picture Formative Assessment    -    observation-    work sample-    observation-    questioning-    observation-    questioning-    work sample