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Same Shape and Size
Can your kindergartners recognize shapes? What about when they are in different orientations? Youngsters study groups of shapes to determine which have the same shape and size. Two of the groups have triangles and ovals, and the other two groups contain shapes with different sides.
K - 1st Math CCSS: Designed
Piece by Piece
What do your pupils know about quilting? Read and discuss the information included here before sending class members off to create their own quilt blocks using construction paper. When they have completed their blocks, provide some time for writing a story about the quilt.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
An outstanding lesson on teaching the basic shapes and polygon names to young geometers is here for you. In it, learners investigate the role of basic polygons in the strength of structures. They use geoboards, rubber bands, streamed video, and engage in games and in-class activities that should strengthen their understanding of the world of geometry.
2nd - 3rd Math
New Review Square Foot Fall Garden
First graders learn the basic needs of plants and identify geometric shapes while planting a fall garden. Combining math and science in one lesson, the resource guides kids through starting their class garden as they discover the benefits of gardening and healthy eating.
1st Math CCSS: Designed
What Shape Am I?
Sharpen your pencil and grab a ruler, it's time to draw some quadrilaterals! Given the definition of a parallelogram, rectangle, and rhombus, learners draw examples and nonexamples of each figure. The three definitions are then used to draw and identify a fourth mystery shape.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Shape Up or Ship Out
Explore the use of solid figures in architecture with your early builders. Help learners identify and name solid three-dimensional shapes. They then work in groups to plan and construct an original model home using blocks. This is a really nice lesson.
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Finding the Area of Shapes
In this area of shapes unit, upper graders participate in hands-on problem solving activities to find the formulas for the area of a parallelogram, a triangle, and a trapezoid. They manipulate the geoboard to explore relationships among various shapes and their areas.
3rd - 5th Math
Shapes All Around Us
With a fun game as a warm up, this lesson plan on shapes in our environment gets young learners prepped and ready to identify and draw basic shapes. Kindergarteners engage in 5 different learning centers focused on shapes: they create a shape book, make bags of seven shapes, use the computer to play a shape game, create a design, and sort shapes by type.
Area and Perimeter: Santa Style
What a fantastic resource! The class practices finding the area and perimeter of various regular and irregular shape by first counting the grid squares inside each shape, and then by using the traditional formula. The process is fully explained along with multiple examples and problems to do as a class.
4th - 6th Math
Write the 3D Shape's Name
Can your first graders identify a cone? What about a cube? Or a prism? Help them find the differences between these shapes with this instructional activity, which provides a word bank for three-dimensional shapes. For extra practice, bring in examples of each shape for pupils to identify!
1st - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Use this activity on cross-sections of three-dimensional shapes in your math class to work on algebra or geometry Common Core standards. The lesson plan includes a list of relevent terminology, and a step-by-step process to illustrate the concepts with styrofoam cones and two-dimensional graphs.
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Science of NFL Football: Geometric Shapes
Ever wonder why a football has such an unsual shape? Find out with this video from the Science of Football colelction that examines how the geometric properties of a football make it perfectly suited for being thrown accurately over long distances.
4 mins 6th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
3-D Shape Sort
From the apple on your desk and the coffee cup in your hand, to the cabinets along the classroom wall, basic three-dimensional shapes are found everywhere in the world around us. Introduce young mathematicians to the these common figures and the attributes that define them with this fun shape-sorting activity.
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed