# Shape and Space

This collection of Nuffield Maths resources explores Shape and Space. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in Higher Level GCSE and Level 2 Functional Mathematics.

They include slide shows to introduce the topics, student sheets and teacher notes, as well as other relevant resources.

The teachers' notes start with a short overview of the activity, who and what it is designed for, and lists the necessary resources. The student sheets have background information where needed, and tasks for the students to work and reflect on. Extensions and solutions are included in the teachers' notes.

The collection contains the following resources:

Pythagoras Theorem Students use Pythagoras’ Theorem to solve problems.

Errors examples in the context of shape and space used to:
• find the upper and lower bounds of measurements, given the level of accuracy used
• consider how possible errors accumulate in formulae that involve measurements.

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.

Victorian tiles Students learn about shape and space using patterns created by tessellating geometric shapes.

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.

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

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

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

## Resources

### Suncatchers

This activity enables students to consolidate their knowledge of the properties of two dimensional shapes by working with a variety of stained glass designs. The activity is based on a real life context and designed to aid class discussion about 2D shapes and symmetry. The images in the slideshow can be used to...

### Drawing shapes in word

This resource is part of a Nuffield Maths collection exploring Shape and Space. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in Higher Level GCSE and Level 2 Functional Mathematics.

By using this resource students will learn how to draw and format basic shapes in Word.

### Errors

This resource is part of a Nuffield Maths collection exploring Shape and Space. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in Higher Level GCSE and Level 2 Functional Mathematics.

The ‘Errors’ resource contains examples that can be used to:

• find the upper and lower bounds of measurements, given the...

### Perimeter and area

This resource is part of a Nuffield Maths collection exploring Shape and Space. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in Higher Level GCSE and Level 2 Functional Mathematics.

Students explore perimeter and area by asking 'How much lawn feed will be needed?' Students find the perimeter and area of...