Getting Into Shape
Students recognize lines and corners as properties of geometric figures and identify shapes based on these characteristics. They move through a variety of stations practicing tossing, throwing, tallying and recording combinations of shapes.
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Getting Into Shapes: Identifying and Describing Two-Dimensional Shapes
Young scholars examine their classroom to find examples of various types of shapes. After identifying and describing the various shapes, they draw as many as they can on a piece of paper. They organize them into an image based on their...
K - 2nd Math
Identify and Describe Geometric Figures
In search of a comprehensive geometry resource to supplement your elementary math instruction? Look no further. This geometry chapter, taken straight out of a math textbook, provides everything you need to begin teaching young...
2nd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Flip and Flop: An Adaptation Through Dancing Echoes with Shapes and Locomotor Movement
Dancers practice echoing through dance. They listen to a story "Flip and Flop" and then are put into pairs. One partner is Flip, while the other is Flop. Flip creates a shape by dancing, and Flop, the other student, echoes that shape by...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Recognize Fractions: Breaking Shapes into Equal Parts
Introduce young mathematicians to the concept of fractions by cutting shapes into pieces. The first video in this eight-part series starts by making a clear distinction between whole numbers and fractions. A circle is then used to...
5 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Understand Repeating Patterns
Further develop your class's understanding of patterns using the second video of this nine-part series. First introduce the key vocabulary words pattern, core, and step, using shape patterns to explain the meaning of each. Then apply...
5 mins 2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed