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Dancers making shapes with poles

Dancers making shapes with poles
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Key Info
  • Dancers making shapes with poles
  • Duration: 01:39
  • A group of dancers manipulate poles into different shapes. What shapes can the dancers make with their poles? With three poles of equal length they can make an equal sided triangle and with four poles of equal length they can make a square. With 6 or 12 poles you can make differently sized rectangles, and 12 equal lengths will also make a cross and a star.
  • Subject:

    Maths

       Topic:

    2D and 3D Shapes

  • Keywords: shape, 2D, square, triangle, rectangle, cross, star, dance, identify, equal, length
Ideas for use in class
  • Give the children a set of matchsticks. They must try to create as many different shapes as possible. Challenge them to use more sticks to make bigger and more complex shapes.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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