2-D shapes

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Why learn about 2-D shapes?

Describe and draw flat shapes like triangles, squares and circles.

Quick tips for tutors

2-D shapes includes:

  • Identifying a range of shapes
  • Discussing the idea of symmetry
  • Tessellations
  • Investigating shapes in the real world

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

 

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