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National Curriculum: Geometry - Properties of Shapes Year 5 - Making Connections


Created on 23 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 17 January 2014 by ncetm_administrator

Making Connections

Pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.

Teachers should use every relevant subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Confidence in numeracy and other mathematical skills is a precondition of success across the national curriculum.

Teachers should develop pupils’ numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics.

(National Curriculum in England Framework Document, September 2013, p10)

Connections within Mathematics

Making connections to other topics within this year group

Geometry- position and direction

  • identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.

Making connections to this topic in adjacent year groups

Year 4

  • compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes
  • identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size
  • identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations
  • complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry

Year 6

  • draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
  • compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
  • illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
  • recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles

Cross-curricular and real life connections

Work on properties of shape can be integrated with work in several other areas of the curriculum. e.g.

  • When working with 2D representations e.g. maps, nets, isometric drawings, plans and elevations
  • When using digital technology e.g. Logo, dynamic geometry to create geometric patterns
  • When looking at art and architecture to identify geometric shapes and properties
  • When using digital cameras to capture geometric shapes and objects in the environment and around school

 


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