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- Know names of 2-D and 3-D shapes
- Recognise prisms
- Accurate nets of cuboids and other 3-D shapes
- Sketch and recognise nets of cuboids and other 3-D shapes
- Plans and elevations
- Find area of 2-D shapes (review)
- Surface area of cubes and cuboids
- Surface area of triangular prisms
- Surface area of a cylinder
- Volume of cubes and cuboids
- Volume of other 3-D shapes - prisms and cylinders

For higher-attaining pupils:

- Explore volumes of cones, pyramids and spheres

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Here are some related resources in alphabetical order. Some may only be appropriate for high-attaining learners while others will be useful for those in need of support. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Area and Perimeter Show that you know the area and perimeter formulas of basic shapes.
- Area and Perimeter of a Kite A short exercise to practise using the formulae for area and perimeter of a kite.
- Area and Perimeter of a Parallelogram Many different ways to practise your skills finding the areas and perimeters of parallelograms.
- Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle Questions on the areas and perimeters of rectangles which will test your problem solving abilities.
- Area And Perimeter Video Calculate and solve problems involving perimeter and area of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, trapezia, kites and composite shapes.
- Area of a Trapezium Check that you can find the area of a trapezium and use the trapezium area formula for problem solving.
- Area Two How many different shapes with an area of 2 square units can you make by joining dots on this grid with straight lines?
- Areas of Composite Shapes Find the areas of combined (composite) shapes made up of one or more simple polygons and circles.
- Cylinders Apply formulae for the volumes and surface areas of cylinders to answer a wide variety of questions
- Drawing 3D Objects Draw two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects on an isometric dotty grid.
- Faces, Edges and Vertices Calculate the number of faces, edges and vertices on 3D Shapes.
- Formulae Pairs Find the matching pairs of diagrams and formulae for basic geometrical shapes.
- Net or Not Drag the nets into the corresponding panels to show whether they would fold to form a cube.
- Plans and Elevations Interpret plans and elevations of three dimensional shapes.
- Quad Areas Calculate the areas of all the possible quadrilaterals that can be constructed by joining together dots on this grid.
- Surface Area Work out the surface areas of common solid shapes in this collection of exercises.
- Surface Area Video Finding the surface are of three dimensional shapes can involve some interesting formulae.
- Volume Use formulae to solve problems involving the volumes of cuboids, cones, pyramids, prisms and composite solids.
- Volume Video There are simple formulas that can be used to find the volumes of basic three-dimensional shapes.

Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.

- Area Pupils should not only be able to remember and apply area formulae but they should also have a good understanding of what area means. This can be achieved by beginning the study of area with plenty of practical examples. The Pin Board provides an open-ended interactive experimental environment to secure a good fundamental understanding of area. Some examinations provide formulae sheets but it is still important that pupils know the common formulas for finding the areas of basic shapes. They should use these formulae in context to find areas of basic and compound shapes and be able to give answers using appropriate units. Pupils will also learn to find the surface areas of three dimensional shapes, use scale to determine areas from maps and solve real world problems involving areas. See also the topics called Measures, Shape (3D) and Ratio.
- Circles This is all to do with pi and why it is such an important number. From finding the circumference and area of circles to problem solving and investigation. Pupils will begin by learning the names of the parts of a circle then, either through investigation or practical activity, discover that the circumference of a circle is always just a little more than three times the length of the diameter whatever the size of the circle. A brief walk through history leads them to find out how to use this knowledge (and a more accurate version of pi) to find the circumference and areas of circles. This can then be developed to find the area of a sector, area of a segment, area of an annulus and the area of the region between a circle and a square in more complex problem solving situations. More mathematics related to the circle can involve angle theorems, loci and algebra.
- Mensuration Mensuration is the branch of Mathematics dealing with measurement of angles, length, area, and volume. It is linked closely to the topic of Estimation and related to the topics of Angles, Shape and Shave (3D). It is essential for pupils to have an understanding of the units used to measure which include both the more common metric units and the Imperial units still in common usage. We have found a good teaching strategy is to ask each of the pupils to "Bring to the next Maths lesson some visual aid which will help the rest of the class remember the size of a unit of measurement". See Memorable Measures below for the printable resources. This activity provides an association with a unit, a visual aid and a known person which is a great memory enhancer.
- Shape (3D) A particular skill is required to be able to excel in this area of Mathematics. Spatial awareness is important for solving multi-step problems that arise in areas such as architecture, engineering, science, art, games, and everyday life. Children have varying abilities visualizing three dimensional relationships but these abilities can be developed through practical activities and working through mathematical problems. Breaking down three dimensional situations into smaller two dimensional parts in an important strategy for problem solving. See also the "Shape" Starters.

Here are some suggestions for whole-class, projectable resources which can be used at the beginnings of each lesson in this block.

Find the number of faces, edges and vertices on some familiar objects.

Determine whether the given nets would fold to produce a dice.

Turn mathematical words into designs which will help you remember the meanings of the words.

An activity involving a broken calculator which is missing the four button. Can you evaluate the given expressions without using the four?

How many triangles are hidden in the pattern? What strategy might you use to count them all to ensure you don't miss any out?

The classic game of Nim played with a group of pens and pencils. The game can be extended to the multi-pile version.

Do as many of the calculations as possible before the maggots infest!

Arrange the digits from 1 to 9 in alphabetical order. How many times can this number be halved?

Find words which cost 100p if A costs 1p, B costs 2p etc

Some of the Starters above are to reinforce concepts learnt, others are to introduce new ideas while others are on unrelated topics designed for retrieval practice or and opportunity to develop problem-solving skills.