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Students use geometric shapes to describe body parts. In this geometry instructional activity, students use geometry vocabulary as they discuss body parts. They practice drawing bodies using shapes based on a wooden model that is poised to show specific gestures.
Students create a quilt block, using several colors and an assortment of geometric shapes. They identify two dimensional geometric shapes and objects in everyday situations. They experiment in color mixing with various media.l
Students use movement and dance in order to strengthen mathematical understanding of different geometric shapes. The movements are imitating the drawing of shapes and they pick one to make into a dance. Upon beginning the dance music can be added.
Students identify 3-D geometric shapes through different pieces of artwork. They examine and identify segments and angles. Students act out shapes and create a piece of artwork. Additional cross curriculum activities are listed.
Students view several different types of triangles. They discuss attributes of a triangle with a partner. Students use a straw cut into pieces to create a triangle. They complete a Triangle Hunt worksheet (teacher created). Students search the room for triangles. They create a page for a class book of triangles.
Students identify both two and three-dimensional shapes. In this geometric shapes lesson, students listen to a teacher led lesson about the island of Puerto Rico. They look at the symbols and shapes on "Puerto Rico Quarter Reverse" on a transparency. They complete associated worksheets by drawing items in the classroom that match the given shapes and coloring the coin.
First graders practice manipulating shapes into different locations. They see that even though shapes may look different when they are moved into different locations, the shape remains the same with the same properties. They make pictures using precut shapes.
Students explore regular geometric shapes. In this shapes lesson, students investigate geometric shapes in the world around them. Students differentiate between regular and irregular shapes.
Explore five basic shapes- square, rectangle, triangle, circle, and stars with youngsters. They will participate in hands-on activities, draw each shape, name each shape. They also get to eat things that are in the shapes they have just learned to identify.
Students discuss and explore various geometric shapes. They view a chart, identify geometric shapes in the classroom, and construct and label eight geometric shapes using Geo-boards and Popsicle sticks.
Second graders discover geometry in art. In this geometric shapes lesson, 2nd graders view a PowerPoint featuring several paintings. Students note the geometric shapes they see, and what is similiar and different about the paintings. Students share their comments with the class.
Students explore patterns involving objects or figures and geometric shapes. They identify the missing shapes in patterns and discuss what would come next in the pattern, analyze patterns using different objects, and complete a worksheet. This lesson includes a script to teach along with.
Learners visit a local lake refuge and identify shapes they find in nature. They take pictures of the various shapes and use KidPix to draw shapes around the shapes in the pictures. They watch a slideshow of all the shapes found by their classmates. They fold and create symmetrical butterflies that are displayed around the room.
Youngsters recognize that triangles can be combined together to make various shapes. The learning activity provides a series of seven steps that engage children in applying transformations to triangles. Pupils use a quilt template and triangle template to arrange eight triangles onto the shape finder, in order to analyze and recognize geometric shapes. All templates are included in the lesson.
Learners explore geometric shapes. In this tangram activity, students use their geometric skills to create geometric shapes as well as fox using tangram tiles.
Pupils, using the Kid Pix software, make a template of four to six geometric shapes. They paint them each a different color. Students type in the name of each shape on the page and split them up. They have to match the shapes with the corresponding word. Pupils in return do the same exercise again and then switch computers.
Students study geometric shapes and practice naming them properly. In this geometry lesson, students work in groups to give definitions of the vocabulary to each other in their own words. Students also visit a lower grade and teach a basic shapes lesson.
Students practice the concepts of time and rhythm using drum beats. They also create body shapes using verbal cues. The shapes made include stretched, curled, angular, or twisted. The rhythm of beats is increased or decreased to explore the concept of timing.
 In this geometry lesson, learners read The Greedy Triangle and use geoboards to construct geometric shapes. They identify the number of sides and angles each shape has.
Students become problem solvers and communicate geometrical ideas. In this geometrical shapes lesson, students make a cake template from geometrical shapes.