Shapes Teacher Resources
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What a Square
Young scholars examine the painting "Old Man With A Gold Chain" by Rembrandt. They identify geometric shapes in the painting, measure these shapes and compare the relationships of these measurements.
Tree Diversity Activity
Class members become tree huggers with this terrific study of biodiversity among trees! They do so by examining different characteristics of trees: shape, leaves, bark, fruit or seeds, etc. After examining five concepts, they use their knowledge to design a community landscape. Beautifully illustrated handouts are included, and learners actually cut out small trees to affix on the community map! This resource is "treetop-notch!"
Understanding numerical and spatial shapes
Students use knowledge of geometric shapes to explore spatial relationships. In this jewelry making activity, students understand symmetry, perimeter, angles and number of shapes. Students create earrings and then share to compare and contrast the earrings created.
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.
Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Body Shapes
Students explore the shape of things as they bend, twist, and turn. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop social, creative-thinking, and language skills and spatial awareness as they use their bodies to create geometric shapes.
Shapes of Africa
First graders learn the names of geometric shapes and about African cultures. In this geometry and culture lesson, 1st graders describe real world objects and learn to name them with geometric terms such as square, circle, and triangle. They listen to Ifeoma Onyefulu's, A Triangle for Adaora, before they find and name shapes while making a poster.
Students study shapes and shape names. In this geometric shapes lesson plan, students practice identifying shapes. Students then create a necklace using the shapes they have learned.
Plane Shapes and Solid Shapes
Students examine different shapes. For this geometry lesson, students review the names and attributes of plane and solid shapes. Students use shape cards to test their knowledge of each.
Geometrically Artistic/Artistically Geomtric
Students identify the two-dimensional geometric shapes Lowrey utilized in the painting Untitled. Students compare the two-dimensional shapes in terms of equivalent fractions, congruency, symmetry and asymmetry. Students create their own geometric works of art using a ruler, compass and pencil.
Philippine Banig Weaving
Students create a Philippine banig mat. As part of designing and creating the mat, the class is introduced to the tropical rain forest of the Philippines and how the environment impacts the lives of the people. Individuals also discover rhythm as they create a geometric pattern. They weave colored strips within the mat and those strips form geometric shapes.
Hula Hoop Sorting
First graders identify various geometric shapes. For this geometry lesson, 1st graders use two large hula hoops to form a Venn diagram. Students use colored paper shapes and sort them into the correct portion of the Venn diagram.
Geometry of Democracy
Students explore the architecture of New England by identifying geometric shapes. In this architectural lesson plan, students examine photographs of classic building architecture and use a transparency to trace geometric shapes they recognize on top. Students photograph or sketch buildings in their neighborhood and identify Greek influences.
Put Your Truss in Building Bridges
Students apply abstract concepts, such as stress, fulcrums, the law of gravity, and the strength of different geometric shapes. Groups of student contractors operate simulated architectural firms to create strong, economical bridges.
COVERED IN QUILTS
Learners 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
Get in Shape with Geometry
Using geoboards, computer programs, and hands-on manipulative materials, elementary schoolers engage in a study of two and three-dimensional geometric shapes. This lesson is chock full of good teaching ideas on the subject, and the activities are engaging and meaningful for the youngsters.
Youngsters recognize and identify shapes. They draw, and use modeling clay to make shapes. They also identify shapes in their environment and in the Navajo culture, then compare the shapes and sort them into groups. This is the website where the lesson can be found. http://www.asset.asu.edu/new/mathactive/gradesk_2.html
Geometric Shapes at the OK Corral
Students explore geometry by utilizing computer software. In this shape identification lesson, students define several geometric shapes by the characteristics that classify them. Students draw and cut out geometric shapes using their characteristics as guidelines before completing a computer geometry activity.
Symmetry and Geometric Shapes on Campus
Build on your learners' previous knowledge of geometric shapes and symmetrical figures. Then set them out to take photos of geometric shapes on campus. They assess whether the photos contain symmetry or not.
Invite your first graders to compose and decompose two and three-dimensional figures with this fun, hands-on lesson. They investigate and predict the results of putting together and taking apart two-dimensional shapes with rubber bands and Geoboards. Through this engaging activity, they will begin to understand and identify the simple fraction of one half as they place two triangles together to make one square. To further their understanding of the basic figures within two-dimensional shapes, learners create shapes using Wikki Stixs. To complete the lesson, the class creates three-dimensional figures such as a cube with marshmallows and toothpicks. Included are extension and family connection activities. Please note that modeling and support will be needed for your youngsters to independently create shapes using hands-on materials as indicated in the lesson.
Transformations: Architectural Elevations
Fourth graders create a design for a fort or tree house using blocks. In this architecture lesson plan, 4th graders make a collage and then use that to make their design.