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    Cup Xalabile
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    Shape’
    What can l do to make my learners to understand easily the shapes?

    #1059
    toni
    toni
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    Do you mean 2D shapes or 3D shapes?

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    Phindy Simani
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    Check some activities on IMSTUS workbook it helped me a lot. Then to reinforce write object names and put these labels on the window panes they put objects under the correct label.They do this everyday and take turns.At the end of the day they put them back in the cupboard.Repeat as long as you are dealing with these shapes.

    #1164

    Ask them to bring 5 different objects with 5 different shapes,they will tell how is each different from each other

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    Cup Xalabile
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    Thanks phindy l will do that.

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    Cup Xalabile
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    Toi are 3D shape

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    Anonymous

    Lets say you are teaching shapes. You have to think about the learning-aids that you are going to use, things that are familiar like a circle. You draw on the board a round shape and you name it, this is a circle. Coming to a square you take a piece of paper, cut it making sure all sides are equal to each other, you tell them that this is a square, ask them to draw on the board a square and make some cut-outs and explain that all four sides are equal. On a triangle take a piece of paper cut it into three sides and tell them that it is a triangle because it has three sides, ask them to draw a triangle. For a rectangle do the same procedure.

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    Ntholeng Lekhetha
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    I think you and your learners can also bring the empty boxes and tins, all with different shapes. They will notice the differences. Use concrete resources.

    #1343
    toni
    toni
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    Good advice here. Putting the names on the windows or wall, matching descriptions with pictures and with names, making models and hanging them from the ceiling in your classroom and using concrete materials is the way to teach and learn about 3D objects. See the attached file.

    Ask learners to bring in small boxes of different shapes that are empty and would be thrown away such as packets that contained tea, maize, cereal etc from the kitchen. Sorting these objects and describing their similarities and differences is a very good learning experience.

    Most of the boxes will be cuboids so you can do some work on cuboids and then tell the learners only to bring in boxes of other shapes.

    Make a collection of boxes of different shapes and carefully break the seals where each box was glued so you can flatten it out to get the net. Cut off any extra pieces so that you can clearly see the net and, on the inside of the box, use a thick boardmarker pen to mark the edges of the faces. Then you can demonstrate the net by folding it and unfolding it to show how the shape is made up. Folding it inside out demonstrates the net very well and the boxes can be handed around so that learners can fold and unfold each one.

    A collection of boxes like this is a wonderful resource and costs nothing. The boxes can be stored flat.

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    Chris Clarke
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    Here is the file Toni wished to attach. It explains how to turn a box inside out for use in shape investigations.

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    Sgqie Nohako
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    Another alternative you can invite them (learners) to go to the nearest shop or school and collect any type of shape ( 2D or 3D) any, and you must differentiate prism and pyramid, polyhedron, they will come up with definitions.

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