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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 21 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Congruent Geometric Shapes
With a hands on technique, learners identify congruent shapes during this lesson. Both in groups, and individually, they discuss whether the shapes used in the examples are congruent. Then they head to the computers and go to a website that has a game involving congruent figures.
2nd Math 3 Views 6 Downloads
Origami is an excellent way to combine Japanese culture, art, and geometric shapes into one engaging lesson! Scholars begin by listening to the story Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and learn the origin of the word origami, geometry, and symmetry.
2nd - 5th Math 30 Views 183 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mastering Math Vocabulary Using Magnetic Manipulatives
Elementary schoolers explore two dimensional shapes. In this geometry "shapes" instructional activity, pupils define geometric shapes using specific vocabulary (included). They construct geometric figures using magnetic manipulatives, and compare and contrast these shapes.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 36 Downloads
Identifying Geometric Shapes in Everyday Life
Elementary school learners explore the concept of geometric shapes, focusing on the circle, triangle, square, and rectangle. They look at photographs to find "hidden shapes." The youngsters discuss all the shapes that can be found all around us, everyday.
K - 3rd Math 7 Views 53 Downloads
Have Your Math and Eat It Too!
Two podcasts introduce scholars to geometry basics (types of polygons, lines of symmetry, and congruence) and finding area of simple shapes. Be sure learners comprehend these concepts before moving on. What foods can they think of that are geometrically shaped?
5th - 8th Math 34 Views 49 Downloads 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 22 Views 265 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 plan 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 26 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
K - 4th Math 18 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Write the 3-D Shape's Name, Part 2
Geometry can be fun when you know the shapes! Twelve pictures of geometric shapes, including cones, pyramids, and spheres, prompt first graders to write the name of each shape in the space provided. Use the activity as a quiz or homework assignment to reinforce elementary geometry concepts.
1st - 2nd Math 18 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Geometric Shape Dances
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.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 49 Downloads