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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. Be sure to cover shape identification as well as sides, vertices, angles, and symmetry. Give scholars guided practice with the attached worksheet, which has them find shapes in photographs. Finally, small groups search around town with digital cameras (or online if a field trip isn't feasible) to find their assigned shape(s), which they present to the class later in a slide show. The example link in the extension ideas doesn't work.
Examine how polygons are used in familiar items and in everyday life. Learners examine and identify a variety of geometric shapes after listening to a reading of The Greedy Triangle. They make geometric solids using drinking staws and watch a PowerPoint presentation about solids.
Finding the area of geometric shapes becomes simple when the shapes are placed on a grid! In this geometric shapes worksheet, class members examine shapes on a coordinate plane. They identify 2 shapes and determine the area of given shapes. This visual worksheet contains 2 problems. Answers are provided on the last page.
Students investigate attributes of pattern blocks as they work with patterns. In this attributes and patterns lesson plan, students examine the shape, color, and size of pattern blocks before completing a number of activities and a worksheet using the attributes of pattern blocks.
A geometry game that resembles Battleship is the foundation for Hide and Seek in which "hiders" draw shapes on coordinate planes and "seekers" must guess the shape and its location based on questions and clues. Reproducible, paper-sized coordinate plane for the game is attached. Practice can be fun!
Young scholars identify and label geometric shapes as they locate them in their environment. They search in their classroom. They search in magazines. They can look in books. There are links to websites, one of which has songs about shapes. Sounds like fun connecting shapes in their everyday life.