# Shape, Position and Movement

Symmetry Matching Tablet friendly

Symmetry matching game involving mirroring pictures, shapes and patterns along lines of symmetry. Suitable for 4 - 8 year olds.

Symmetry Sorting Tablet friendly

Sort the pictures, shapes and letters into symmetrical and not symmetrical sets.

Demonstrate Coordinates Tablet friendly

A teaching tool which shows how to use coordinates in one, two, or three quadrants. Drag the markers around and their respective coordinates will be updates.

Area Builder Tablet friendly

A fabulous teaching aid and learning game site on areas, perimeter and fractions of shapes. You can toggle between one or two display areas which is useful if you want to compare different shapes.

Symmetry Shapes Tablet friendly

A teaching resource for demonstrating symmetry on IWBs and iPads.

Symmetry Flash

A good tutorial with audio to help pupils learn the names of different polygons and how to draw lines of symmetry on some of them.

Celebrity Shapes Flash

Find out about shapes both 2D and 3D and then try your hand at the quiz.

Sorting Shapes on a Venn Diagram Flash

Sort a variety of 2D shapes on a Venn diagram. Sort by one or two conditions.

Castle shapes Flash

Identify 2d and 3d shapes and their properties in the context of a castle. Use Venn diagrams to sort shapes according to their curved faces and vertices.

Reflections Flash

A teaching resource which demonstrates symmetrical patterns. You can generate random patterns and see if you can match the patterns. There is no check on whether you are right or wrong.

Axial Symmetry Flash

A simple demonstration of what axial symmetry is. View simple shapes and see the difference between horizontal, vertical and diagonal axes.

Symmetry Flash

A tutorial explaining rotational symmetry and line symmetry.

Rotational Symmetry Flash

An excellent teaching tool to demonstrate rotational symmetry in 2D shapes.

Polygon Playground Flash

A drag and drop activity where you can experiment with symmetry, tessellations or just design crazy patterns or pictures using shapes.

Polygons Flash

A simple lesson on what a polygon is and how you can identify them. Test your knowledge.

Solid Figures Flash

A tutorial explaining the properties of some 3D shapes.

Tessellations Flash

A teacher demonstration tool to show how shapes or combinations of shapes tesselate. Shapes can be dragged and rotated.

Billy Bug Flash

A fun way for children to learn co-ordinates. They have to feed the bug by locating the food.

Billy Bug and his all New Quest for Grub Flash

A coordinates game which includes negative numbers on the grid.

Coordinate Bingo Flash

A useful teaching tool for a whole class coordinates activity using different grids and including negative numbers.

Dino Dig Flash

A game where you are an archaeologist searching for dinosaur bones. You have to use the grid to put in the coordinates to see where to dig.

Plotter the Penguin Flash

Solve a series of puzzles by using your knowledge of coordinates. Suitable as starter or plenary activity.

3D Shapes Flash

Introducing 3D shapes and their terminology such as faces, edges, vertices. The site has a 'test yourself' section.

Geometric Solids Flash

A teaching tool which is good for learning about solid shapes and their properties. Explore the number of faces, edges and vertices. There are lesson plans which demonstrate how the tool can be used.

2D and 3D Shapes Flash

A BBC presentation where the climbing frame makes itself into various shapes - a cube, triangular prism, square-based pyramid and a regular tetrahedron. The clip describes the properties of the shapes.

Area Flash

An interactive tutorial on how to find the area of a rectangle or square.

Interactive Teaching Program on Area Flash

This interactive teaching tool can be used in a variety of mathematical contexts such as multiplication arrays, finding different shapes with the same area, nets and more. It is useful because there are different backgrounds such as dots.

Area and Perimeter Flash

Aimed at 10 to 11 year olds, this interactive lesson on area and perimeter shows you how shapes with the same area can have different perimeters. There are lots of examples to try.

Area and Perimeter of Irregular Shapes Flash

An interactive lesson on how to find the area and perimeter of irregular shapes which is presented in an appealing way with cartoon characters. There are examples to try at each stage.

3D Exploration Flash

An appealing game where children need to locate the 3D shapes in illustrations of five different locations.

Nets of Polyhedra Flash

View nets of various solid shapes: tetrahedron, cube, square-based pyramid, cuboid, hexagonal prism, octahedron, triangular prism, dodecahedron and icosahedron.

Angle Types Flash

A simple lesson on acute, obtuse and reflex angles with an interactive test so you can check your understanding.

Angle Types Simulation Flash

Learn how to recognise different types of angles: acute, obtuse and reflex in this interactive simulation. You can create the angles on the protractor.

What's my Angle Flash

A great way to learn how to use a protractor. There's a tutorial on its use and random examples to practise.

Co-ordinate Grids Flash

Activities using co-ordinates including a treasure hunt. A good teaching aid for teaching how co-ordinates work.