Year 2 Maths Fun!
“Learning shapes helps children identify and organize visual information. An early step in understanding numbers and letters is to recognize their shape. Learning shapes also helps children understand other signs and symbols.” – Jennie Ito
This week our Year 2’s had some fun with shapes in their Maths classes. The topic was introduced with some happy “shape songs” that we could sing and dance along too. We looked around our classrooms and thought about what shapes we could see. We also thought beyond our classroom and discussed what kinds of shapes we would see in the world around us, on the roads, in the shopping centers, in our home etc.
We explored these most commonly seen shapes by learning their names, learning how many sides they have and what they look like in 3D. We even got to think of and design our own creations using the various shapes we had learned about.
So much fun was had!
Year 2 Teacher