Year 5: Classification of 2D and 3D shapes

TIMSS places emphasis on the properties of 3D and 3D shapes. Properties are relationships among features of shapes, by which those shapes can be classified. For example, all pyramids have a base and an apex. TIMSS items also require students to represent 3D shapes using 3D diagrams.

These units of work will improve students’ understanding of properties and representations of shapes in a range of contexts:

Students will also benefit from working independently or collaboratively on the following student e-ako on the Geometric thinking pathway (information about e-ako maths):

  • G3.10: Regular and irregular shapes [Another area of need]

Figure It Out resources for properties of 2D and 3D shapes at Level 3 include: