This guided geometry lesson takes second graders on an exploration of 2D and 3D shapes. Kids will learn how to sort shapes, as well as partition them into halves, quarters and thirds. Tangrams are also featured within the exercise in order to give kids practical ways of practising their new geometry skills. For more printable practise, try the geometry worksheets recommended by our curriculum advisors to accompany this lesson.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Faces, Vertices and Edges Song
When students learn about 3D shapes, they begin working with new vocabulary for different attributes of these figures. This catchy geometry song gives kids a visual lesson about how to identify faces, vertices and edges on 3D shapes. Your child will sing and watch along without realizing how much she's learning.
Geometry Picnic: Halves, Thirds, Quarters
Scrumptious food has been pre-cut and needs to be packed up for a picnic—it's up to your kid to determine which fruits and veggies are sliced up into halves, thirds, and quarters. Children practise geometrical concepts by identifying which foods have been partitioned into equal amounts.
Square Tangram
Your students will love this opportunity to practise reconstructive surgery on Muggo the Robot. This tangram not only helps bring Muggo back to life, but also brings new energy to young learners’ studies of how triangles, squares, and even parallelograms can fit together to create a larger shape.
Hexuzzle 2
Blast off into space with this Hexuzzle that gives year three students a deeper understanding of hexagons through seeing how shapes fit together to form a hexagon. Rotating the hexagon gives students a different, simpler perspective of a shape that might previously have seemed inaccessibly complex.
Identifying Shapes By Attributes
What shape has five equal sides? In this interactive quiz, kids practise identifying simple shapes based on descriptions of their attributes. With questions that focus on sides and angles, this shapes game helps kids retain important information that will help them identify simple and complex shapes down the road.
Lawn Geometry
Roly is one hungry cat! In this geometry game, kids must use a grid to split the lawn into equal parts, feeding Roly in the process. Great for visual learners, this game encourages children to explore how to divide a whole into halves, thirds, and quarters. They'll love making Roly munch through the grass, and teachers will love how much fraction practise kids get with this interactive game.
2D and 3D Shape Sort: Car
Floyd and Muggo are packing the car for a road trip, and they need your help sorting shapes. Kids practise identifying 2D and 3D shapes in this sorting game, using visual attributes to label each shape as two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Bright colors and kid-friendly artwork make this game visually stunning, while the hands-on geometry practise helps kids master this essential maths skill.

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