FOCUS AREA 3 : Spatial visualisation, geometric reasoning and mapping
A student understands and applies concepts of 2D shapes and 3D objects, angles and position

ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 3

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A student:

EARLY STAGE 1
A student:

APPLYING CONCEPTS OF 3D OBJECTS
  • Begins to develop spatial awareness


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  • Describes features of 3D objects using everyday language
  • Sorts and manipulates 3D objects found in the environment


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APPLYING CONCEPTS OF 2D SHAPES
  • Identifies, names and describes circles, squares, triangles and rectangles presented in different orientations in pictures and the environment
  • Sorts, manipulates, represents and draws circles, squares, triangles and rectangles


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UNDERSTAND POSITION, MAPS AND GRID REFERENCES
  • Gives and follows simple directions
  • Describes position using everyday language
  • Uses the terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ to describe position in relation to self


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KLA APPLICATION AND CONSIDERATIONS

GEOGRAPHY

  • Locates familiar places on a globe or map
  • Describes the location and direction of places on a map or globe, e.g. near, far, above, below, beside and opposite

HISTORY

  • Uses graphical representations to communicate historical information

PDHPE

  • Moves in response to directions in physical activities e.g. follow the leader

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Explores the way an object moves Groups items based on features


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