# MSS2/E2.1

MSS2/E2.1 Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes (This element changed in the 2009 curriculum update - was previously MSS2/E2.2)
(a) know the names of 2-D common shapes, e.g. rectangle, square, circle, triangle
(b) know the names of 3-D common shapes, e.g. pyramid, cylinder
(c) understand that shape is independent of size, proportion and orientation e.g. a cylinder can be flat like a table mat or tall like a tin of baked beanse common shapes.

## Properties of shapes

Clever PPT reveals properties of eight 2D shapes, encouraging learners to name the shape before a picture is revealed. A whole class or small group activity designed to encourage discussion about the properties of shapes. Originally used in a family learning situation.

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
MSS2/E2.2
MSS2/E2.1
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Properties of 2D and 3D shapes

A great set of resources for all levels from E1-L2. Includes information and worksheets, card / matching games and an IT drawing exercise.
Functional skills mapping and minor corrections made – August 2011.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS2/L2.1
MSS2/L1.2
MSS2/E3.1
MSS2/E2.2
MSS2/E2.1
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

## 2D and 3D shapes

Practice in naming shapes and distinguishing between 2D and 3D objects.

Level
E2
Maths
MSS2/E2.1
MSS2/E2.2

## Wordle activities for Entry level numeracy

Fabulous word and number cloud activities for E1 (maths words), E2 (odd even nos. and 2D shapes) and E3 (recognise, sort and and order metric measures). With instructions, extension ideas and answer sheets. Ideal for display (and annotation) on a smartboard.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS2/E2.1
AN N1/E1.4
AN N1/E1.5
N1/E2.5
N1/E3.6
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E3.1