teaching resource

2D Shape Maths Investigation - My Crazy Cubby House!

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 5 pages | Years: 1 - 2

A mathematics investigation involving 2D shape, embedded in a real-world context.

This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of 2D shapes.

In this investigation, the students have been asked to design a crazy cubby house to be built in their backyard. They must draw a design on grid paper using a variety of 2D shapes (squares, rectangles, triangles and circles) then colour their design according to the 2D shapes they have used.

This teaching resource includes:

  • teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
  • a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
  • a planning worksheet
  • grid paper
  • reflection questions.



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  • Emma

    My grade 1 class loved this activity! It kept them engaged for their whole maths lesson. Highly recommend!

    • Kristian

      Hi Emma, Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.