# MSS2/E2.2

MSS2/E2.2 Describe the properties of common 2-D and 3-D shapes This element changed in the 2009 curriculum update - was previously MSS2/E2.1
(a) Know the relevant vocabulary for describing 2-D and 3-D shapes, e.g. corner, angle, face, side

## 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
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS2/E2.2
MSS2/E2.1
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Nets of 3D shapes - group activity

Graduated activity for E2-L2 mixed ability groups. Involves recognising and sketching and drawing nets; constructing a chosen 3D shape; and (for L1 -2 only) calculating volume and surface area. With detailed adult numeracy and Functional Maths mapping information.
The tutor will need some pre-prepared nets – suggested web links are included.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS2/L2.1
MSS1/L1.10
MSS2/E2.2
MSS1/L1.9
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
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
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

## Jenga

A hands-on activity that covers measuring, multiplying and 3D shapes (and a quick game of Jenga!).
Plus suggested L1 extension activities that cover perimeter, area, volume, metric measures and tessellation.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS2/E3.2
MSS2/L1.2
MSS1/L1.10
MSS2/L1.1
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.5
MSS2/E2.2
N1/E3.5

## 2D and 3D shapes

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

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