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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 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 29 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shape Sequence Search
Learning that size and orientation don't affect the classification of shapes is a big step for young mathematicians. Support children with developing this key understanding by looking at the array of shapes included in this resource. For young preliterate learners, consider performing this activity as a whole group, orally describing the shape sequences students must identify.
Pre-K - 1st Math 7 Views 6 Downloads 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 31 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Visualizing Plane Figures and Square Units
Introduce learners to area and square units. They look at a bird's-eye view map of a school and answer questions about different buildings' areas. They draw squares and rectangles on a piece of graph paper and find the area of the shapes. A comprehensive lesson with a great, engaging opener!
3rd - 4th Math 16 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 23 Views 266 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shape Hunt Part 1
The hunt is on! Send young mathematicians on a search for shapes in the first lesson plan of this two-part series. Each time a child finds a hidden shape, he draws it on his paper, and continues searching for the rest. Perform this activity in the classroom, on the playground, or in any other available open space around the school.
Pre-K - 1st Math 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Find the Area of a Rectangle by Counting Unit Squares
Take the first step in teaching young mathematicians about area with the initial video in this five-part series. Beginning with a review of area and key terms related to area measurement, the instructor goes on to clearly model how to find the area of rectangles by counting unit squares.
8 mins 2nd - 4th Math 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explore polygons with your elementary learners. Divide the class in 12 to configure the polygon puzzle before them. They list the attributes of each type of polygon they see, and if there's time, they jump on the interactive website Polygon Playground.
3rd - 5th Math 27 Views 260 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Where's That Shape?
Your kindergartners know their shapes - but can they identify their locations? A 3x3 grid contains geometric shapes such as diamonds, circles, and hexagons, and pupils locate the shapes within the grid. Which shape is underneath the rectangle?
K - 2nd Math 37 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Designed
All vs. Only Some
All shapes have certain defining attributes that set them apart from others. In order to understand this, young mathematicians look at examples and non-examples of triangles, rectangles, and squares, working as a whole class to create definitions of each shape.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 18 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Measurement: Finding Areas of Rectangles
Gardening geometers construct the formula for the area of a rectangle by viewing a video revolving around two young people, their lawn mowing business, and their need to charge by the square meter. A relevant real-life application lesson!
3rd - 5th Math 44 Views 233 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fall into Healthy Shapes
Kindergartners identify geometric shapes by planting a fall garden. They start their seeds in containers that have different shapes, and keep track of their plants based on those shapes. This brilliantly designed and incredibly thorough lesson plan combines geometry and gardening.
K Math 13 Views 6 Downloads 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 27 Views 84 Downloads
The Class Quilt
Create a class quilt in this geometry lesson plan. Learners measure and cut out polygons from felt or graph paper and put the squares together to form a class quilt. They need to use knowledge of fractions, scale, polygons, and area to complete their 12-inch square.
4th - 6th Math 17 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Finding the Area of Polygons
Third graders are exposed to finding the area of polygons by decomposing figures and recomposing them into rectangles. This strategy allows children to expand on their prior knowledge of constructing shapes by rearranging parts into squares.
2nd - 4th Math 70 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
3rd - 6th Math 19 Views 82 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Areas of Geometric Shapes with the Same Perimeter
Here you have a triangle, square, hexagon, and circle, all with a perimeter of one unit. Eighth graders must attempt to find the area of each and arrange them in order from least to greatest areas. This is a terrific task for applying four different area formulas, beginning only with the value of the perimeter.
7th - 9th Math 25 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Investigate the properties of three-dimensional figures with this Arctic-themed math lesson. Beginning with a class discussion about different types of solid figures present in the classroom, young mathematicians are then given a two-sided worksheet asking them to draw 3-D shapes, identify their parts, and create cubes from a series of nets.
3rd - 6th Math 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable