Maths takes shape
We need to be aware of the shapes and spaces all around us. They affect how we dress, arrange the furniture, decorate our homes and build the world around us!
Peel an orange (or a satsuma) then do the following.
What other fruits have segments?
3D to 2D
Get an empty cereal box (a three-dimensional shape), and carefully take it apart at the seams by undoing the edges. Flatten the box out and see its shape as a two-dimensional shape. This is called a 'net'.
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Choose a shape that you can look out for when you go to the shops. You might choose triangles, squares, cubes, pyramids and so on. How many shapes can you see in your shopping trolley?
Close your eyes and imagine that in front of you there is a cube. Can you see it in your mind?
Try this with other solid shapes.
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