Introduction to 2D shapes descriptions.
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Quick tips for tutors
- MSS2/E2.1, E2.2, E2.3
- This factsheet can be used to develop learners’ understanding of shapes by considering their main features. It also introduces descriptive language (circular, triangular and rectangular).
- Use the examples to consider how the shape can be described.
- Tutors can use (or ask learners to identify) shapes in the surroundings. These shapes can also be used to practise using these words in descriptions.
- Familiar objects with a combination of shapes will help learners develop their understanding (e.g. a square faceplate with rectangular light switches, a rectangular bus with round wheels).