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New Review Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts activity. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of artwork, before eventually creating there own mobiles that demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge about shapes.
4 mins K - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Shapes- Extension Lessons for Young Gifted Learners
Students explore various shapes in the world around them. In this kindergarten art lesson plan, students read books, identify shapes by sides and corners, and draw shapes in sand, sugar, or flour. Extension activities are included.
Pre-K - 1st Math
Shape Hunt Part 2
Shapes are everywhere in the world around us, from rectangular doors to the circular wheels of a car. The second lesson in this series opens the eyes of young mathematicians to this wonderful world of shapes as they search the classroom, playground, or other locations around the school for common geometric figures.
Pre-K - 1st Math CCSS: Designed
Geometers hit the town to examine signs and analyze their geometric shape attributes. First, review these concepts using the linked podcast and assess comprehension with the interactive shape attribute tool, also an online link. As you project these, scholars can take notes and draw the shapes.
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Designed
Let's Go Hunting!
Can your geometers find concentric circles on campus? How about supplementary angles or a rectangular prism? Small groups go on scavenger hunts to photograph various geometric objects, then put together a slide show presentation for the rest of the class.
7th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Fall into Healthy Shapes
Kindergartners identify geometric shapes by planting a fall garden. They start their seeds in containers that have different shapes, and keep track of their plants based on those shapes. This brilliantly designed and incredibly thorough lesson plan combines geometry and gardening.
K Math CCSS: Designed
The Class Quilt
Create a class quilt in this geometry lesson. Learners measure and cut out polygons from felt or graph paper and put the squares together to form a class quilt. They need to use knowledge of fractions, scale, polygons, and area to complete their 12-inch square.
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Designed
Connect geometric shapes to your learners' lives with this worksheet. In order to complete this worksheet, young scholars must discover examples of triangles, squares, and circles at school, at home, and outdoors and list them on a chart. They are asked to find at least 3 examples for each situation, but they can always find more!
1st - 3rd Math
Recognizing 3D Shapes, Part 3
Do your first graders know the difference between cones and cylinders? Use this handy instructional activity to help youngsters learn geometric shapes. With prisms, spheres, and pyramids, among others, this resource prompts pupils to identify each shape using words from a word box.
1st - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed