The little engine that Ms. Kanishka of Grade II holds is her creative hands-on activity that was done in Mathematics. Plane shapes are two-dimensional, flat and closed shapes as Kanishka would have learnt while doing this activity. While at this, she would have understood the concept of shapes, triangles, squares, rectangles, cylinders and circles. A very strong foundation in geometry is laid in Pre-Primary with children learning to draw shapes and their properties. The learning outcome of this activity is multi-dimensional.
Vocabulary such as ‘corners’ and ‘sides’ is introduced to children. They listen to instructions and follow them in the order of their choice. The ability to identify shapes is a foundational mathematical skill and is quite rewarding because their world is full of shapes. They see the connections between objects and learn to appreciate artistic works.