Maths KS1: Titch and Ted - Introduction to Geometry (pt 1/6)

Titch could not be more excited about a trip to the seaside with her uncle Ted.

However, Ted is a bit worried, as he has promised to help Titch to learn about geometry and he is not really sure what that means.

Before they set off, Titch teaches Ted about triangles, circles and rectangles using familiar objects.

She also explains that the same shape can be different sizes.

This clip is from the series Titch and Ted Do Maths.

Teacher Notes

Children might begin to make pictures with 2D shapes and discuss how the shapes are the same or different.

Teachers could give children a selection of 2D shapes and ask them to sort them according to their shape, number of corners or sides. Teachers might present the children with a more open-ended challenge where they decide on the criteria for sorting.

Teachers could use overlapping sorting circles to create a Venn diagram and ask children to sort the shapes. This could be extended to include labelling of the properties of the shapes, for example, the numbers of corners and sides.

Teachers could take children to look for familiar shapes in the classroom, school or playground. Children could be asked which shapes they see most often and why they think this is.

They could create a tally for each shape and then use this to make a pictogram.

Curriculum Notes

Suitable for teaching KS1 Maths, particularly shape, 2D and 3D shapes, translation, symmetry and rotation.