Relate 2-D shapes and 3-D solids to drawings of them; describe, visualise, classify, draw and make the shapes
Sorting 2D shapes on a Venn diagram
Updated December 2017 - this is a new version that will work on a tablet or computer.
Sort a variety of 2D shapes on a Venn diagram. Sort by one or two conditions. Sort triangles - scalene, equilateral and isosceles. Sort quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons and octagons, as well as parallelograms, rhombus, kites and trapeziums. Also sort according to a shapes properties such as acute, obtuse, reflex or right angles and symmetry or whether it is a regular shape.
Sort a variety of 2d shapes on a Carroll diagram. Sort by one or two conditions. Sort triangles - scalene, equilateral and isosceles. Sort quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons and octagons, as well as parallelograms, rhombus, kites and trapeziums. Also sort according to a shapes properties such as acute, obtuse, reflex or right angles and symmetry or whether it is a regular shape.
Use a Venn diagram to sort a variety of 3D shapes according to their properties, including: whether they are pyramids or prisms, the number of faces, edges and vertices and whether they have a curved surface.
View full screen in your browser. This ITP allows you colour the equilateral triangles set out on an isometric grid. The grid can be hidden or become an isometric pin board. An ‘elastic band’ can be stretched around the pins to create outlines. One of three different rhombuses can be selected and dragged to different positions on the grid. These three rhombuses can be locked together to form the isometric view of a cube. Skeleton outlines of rows and columns of cubes can be formed this way and by colouring in two adjacent triangles, coloured faces can be created. The ITP can be used to explore properties of shapes and space. The making of different shapes and patterns can support the teaching of number and problem solving, for example, to explore the interior and exterior angle and symmetry of polygons made up of equilateral triangles and to identify the patterns in triangle numbers. The flexibility offered by the ITP allows it to be used to support a variety of teaching and learning contexts in mathematics. It can be used in conjunction with the Area ITP to look at the nets of 3-D shapes represented on the isometric grid.
View full screen in your browser. This ITP allows you to create a number of connected vertices on a grid. The grid size can be changed, and the grids hidden and revealed. As each vertex is created it is labelled and joined to the previous one. To close a shape select a vertex at any point and drag it onto the required point to create a closed shape. Once a shape has been created, its vertices can be dragged to new positions to create new shapes. Lengths of sides can be measured using a ruler. The angles created at vertices can be measured using the protractor and their values can be displayed or hidden. For reflex interior angles the value of the exterior angle is shown. You can use the ITP to demonstrate and explore properties of shapes, such as the internal angles of different pentagons and the properties of opposite sides of various parallelograms in different orientations.