# Properties of shape - Count faces on 3D shapes - Starter

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 2 mathematics lesson, taking place in the spring term's eighth week, the focus is on developing fluency with numbers and shapes. The session begins with a 'Fluent in Four' revision activity that challenges students to apply their knowledge of doubling numbers. For example, they are tasked with calculating the result of doubling 43 and then subtracting the double of 34. This exercise not only reinforces their understanding of doubling but also subtraction with two-digit numbers. Additionally, students are encouraged to engage with ordering numbers from smallest to largest, which helps them to grasp the concept of numerical value and sequence.

Another key part of the lesson involves recognising and drawing patterns with shapes. Students are asked to draw a repeated sequence of a triangle, two squares, and a circle, which aids in their understanding of patterns and shape recognition. This activity is both a visual and a cognitive exercise, combining geometry with pattern sequencing. The lesson also includes a comparison task where students must use symbols to compare different amounts; for instance, they would determine if 54 minus 50 is greater than, less than, or equal to another number. These activities are designed to build a strong foundation in basic arithmetic and geometric concepts through engaging and varied exercises.