The shapes building

Level of difficulty

Level 2

Duration of the activity

15 minutes

Number of participants

Individual activity or in pairs

Mathematical concept

Organising shapes in space, locating objects in relation to each other in space, solving a problem using geometric shapes, observing objects from different angles


  • 5 challenge sheets, each with a different level of difficulty
  • 11 “polyhedra” solids

Skills worked on

  • Know how to situate objects in relation to each other
  • Identify simple figures in an assembly
  • Move from a horizontal 2D plane to a vertical 3D plane
  • Cooperate between peers (for assembly and validation)

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