Nuffield Mathematics teaching resources are for use in secondary and further education

Level 2 Shape and space

Pythagoras' Theorem

Students use Pythagoras’ Theorem to solve problems.

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Errors

This activity uses examples in the context of shape and space to:  

  • find the upper and lower bounds of measurements, given the level of accuracy used
  • consider how possible errors accumulate in formulae involving measurements.

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Student sheets Word  
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Teacher notes Word  
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Suncatchers 

Students consolidate their knowledge of the properties of two-dimensional shapes by working with stained glass designs. Students may enjoy designing their own suncatchers, perhaps as part of a collaborative project with art or design departments.
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Victorian tiles

Students learn about shape and space using patterns created by tessellating geometric shapes.
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Teacher notes Word  
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Shape sorter  

Students learn about shape and space by designing a shape sorter. This activity may be particularly appropriate for those interested in a career in child care or teaching.
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Teacher notes Word  
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Perimeter and area

How much lawn feed is needed? Students find the perimeter and area of rectangles and shapes made from rectangles.

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Plans

Students measure lengths from scale drawings then use ratio scales to find the actual lengths.

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Drawing shapes in Word

Students learn how to draw and format basic shapes in Word.

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Student sheets Word 2007
Student sheets Word 2007 pdf
Teacher notes Word
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