# Mostly Shape and Space Materials

DfE Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics activities to support the learning of shape and space. The 'Active Learning' session plans include starting points, processes and photocopiable resources.

## Resources

### Classifying Shapes SS1

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students learn to name and classify polygons according to their properties, develop mathematical language to describe the similarities and differences between shapes and develop convincing explanations as to why combinations of particular properties are impossible. (...

### Understanding Perimeter and Area SS2

In this DfE Standards Unit resource, students learn to understand the difference between perimeter and area. Students get practice in calculating the areas and the perimeters of rectangular shapes. Students may have had some previous experience of calculating perimeter and area. (GCSE Grades D - G)

### Dissecting a Square SS3

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students learn to express a part or whole diagram in fractions or percentages, convert a fraction to a percentage (using a calculator), calculate areas of rectangles, triangles, circles and parts of circles and add, subtract and multiply fractions. This session builds...

### Evaluating Statements about Length and Area SS4

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students learn to understand concepts of length and area in more depth, revise the names of plane shapes, develop reasoning through considering areas of plane compound shapes and construct their own examples and counter-examples to help justify or refute conjectures....