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Students identify shapes that are squares. In this square lesson, students identify the square items and then sing songs about squares.
Upper graders explore the concept of volume by determining the amount of sand that is needed to fill the long-jump pit or any rectangular/square shaped container. They explore the Math Forum website, construct three-dimensional figures using cubes, and calculate the volume of cereal boxes and the sand pit.
Here are five activity worksheets about specific shapes. The shapes are: circle, oval, square, rectangle, and triangle. There are questions to answer and pictures to color.
Bikini Bottom Genetics
Hilarious! Use the characters from SpongeBob Square Pants to practice solving genetics problems! Yellow sponge body color is dominant to blue. Square body shape is dominant to round body shape. Did someone switch Mr. Krab's baby with one that has short eyeballs? The stories are fictitious, but the concepts are still sound. This activity, which comes with an answer key, will make solving Punnett Squares much less square!
Explore five basic shapes- square, rectangle, triangle, circle, and stars with youngsters. They will participate in hands-on activities, draw each shape, name each shape. They also get to eat things that are in the shapes they have just learned to identify.
Boxes & Blocks: Square Play
Learners add a new angle to block play with this spatial challenge. In this early childhood math lesson, students use creative-thinking, patterning, visual-spatial, and fine-motor skills to explore the different shapes that can be made with a few squares.
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.
Here is a fabulous activity on shapes for young elementary learners. They view a presentation on shapes that is led by the teacher, then construct shapes on their own using paper, straws, tape, and other supplies. Fantastic worksheets are embedded in the plan, as is the weblink that the teacher accesses to show the presentation. A terrific math lesson plan!
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.
Stop, Look, and Find Shapes in Our School Community
Use this project-based lesson to help your young mathematicians learn about shapes in their environment. Using everyday technology, learners must find shapes such as squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles. They use digital cameras to capture shapes in the environment, and produce a book of shapes which features their photographs. A terrific teaching idea!
The Square Counting Shortcut
An excellent lesson that encourages students to discover how complex figures can be broken into simpler shapes when measuring area. Working with block letters, learners are given the freedom to develop their own strategies for determining the area of the shapes, ideally working toward the rectangle subdivision method. A great differentiated activity that provides an opportunity for 3rd graders to share their unique approaches to calculating area. As an extension, consider passing out graph paper and allowing the class to create and measure the area of their own shapes.
Attributes of Polygons: Stretchy Shapes
Fourth graders use dancing methodology in a polygon and shape activity. In this shape and dance lesson, 4th graders discuss shapes in dance, math, and everyday life. Students use dancing activities to recognize and analyze shapes.
Bikini Bottom Genetics
In this biology worksheet, students use the information provided about Sponge Bob and their skills of genetics to respond to each question. They determine the phenotype for each genotype given. Students also create a Punnet square given the information.
Lesson Plan: So Much to See, So Little Time
How do humans and animals impact the environment? What is land division? Youngsters tape off a 12x12 inch square in an outdoor natural space. They sketch everything they see, then compare their drawings as a class. They will then be asked why each drawing is different. How has each square foot been used, changed, or ruined? An amazing instructional activity, intended to get kids thinking about the environment.
Expose youngsters to 3-D objects in a hands-on learning activity involving marshmallows and toothpicks. Engage your young mathematicians by introducing them to 3-D shapes by means of a story book. Explore 3-D shapes by manipulating marshmallows and toothpicks into cubes and pyramids. Using food as a learning tool is a great way to make learning fun for kids of all ages, especially youngsters. The math lesson includes safety tips as well as connections and extensions that can be done with upper grades.
Piet Mondrian- color, shape, abstract art
Students examine abstract art. In this abstract art lesson, students define abstract art and view examples of abstract art. Students examine the art of Piet Mondrian and his use of straight and angular lines and geometric shapes. Students then paint their own abstract art.
Fun with Shapes!
Use these lesson plans to teach shapes in creative, hands-on ways!
Students explore the tools of navigation. In this shapes lesson, students navigate using direction cues to create a shape. Students follow specific steps to create their shapes. Students use compasses to see the directions they are moving in. Students must come close to where they began the activity.
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. A great supplement to your introductory lesson on quadrilaterals.
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.