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Shape Up: Identifying Shapes
Shape Up: Identifying Shapes
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Shape Up: Identifying Shapes
Shape up! Your students will develop spatial and coordination skills while using accurate terms to name and describe two-dimensional shapes.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
2-D Shapes
2-D Shapes
Lesson Plan
2-D Shapes
Shape up your students' understanding of geometrical attributes with this hands-on math lesson. Students will gain a better understanding of how to describe a shape by the number of edges and vertices it has, rather than by its name.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Dancing Directions
Dancing Directions
Lesson Plan
Dancing Directions
In this fun lesson plan, your students will love learning all about describing location using games, stories, and dancing! This can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **Where is It?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Shapes Inside Shapes
Shapes Inside Shapes
Lesson Plan
Shapes Inside Shapes
Look all around! We can find 2D shapes inside 3D shapes wherever we go! In this lesson, students will sort shapes and recognize the 2D components of common 3D shapes.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Shape Models
Shape Models
Lesson Plan
Shape Models
With this activity, students will identify shapes, build 3-D shapes, and practice describing shapes with a partner.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Know Your Shapes!
Know Your Shapes!
Lesson Plan
Know Your Shapes!
In this lesson, your students will become familiar with shapes by identifying them in real life. Your students will love identifying how many sides shapes have by drawing and counting them!
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Shapes and Shadows
Shapes and Shadows
Lesson Plan
Shapes and Shadows
Students will get hands-on experience manipulating shapes in this preschool-friendly activity. With the help of shape blocks and worksheets, little learners will get the hang of squares, triangles and rectangles in no time.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
Lesson Plan
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
How do you build spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills while doing something that is fun? With tangrams! In honor of Chinese New Year, this lesson introduces your students to the Chinese puzzle of tangrams.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Sides, Corners, and More, Oh My!
Sides, Corners, and More, Oh My!
Lesson Plan
Sides, Corners, and More, Oh My!
Geometry is a core of mathematics in the early years. Help students recognize and draw shapes given specific attributes such as the number of corners and sides. This lesson can be a stand-alone activity of paired with 2-D Shapes!
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Quizzical Shapes
Quizzical Shapes
Lesson Plan
Quizzical Shapes
Shapes, shapes everywhere! In this lesson, your students will identify shapes and differentiate between the geometrical figures. They will also learn about sides and angles in every shape.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
All About Tangram Puzzles
All About Tangram Puzzles
Lesson Plan
All About Tangram Puzzles
Students will love composing shapes using tangrams in this hands-on lesson! Use this plan alone or as a support lesson plan for the **Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Composing Shapes
Composing Shapes
Lesson Plan
Composing Shapes
Students will love composing and decomposing two-dimensional shapes using tangram puzzle pieces. Use this plan alone or to frontload key vocabulary and concepts taught in the lesson plan **Know Your Shapes.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Triangle Time
Triangle Time
Lesson Plan
Triangle Time
Students will work hard to build shapes with straws in this hands-on lesson about the defining attributes of triangles. Use alone or with **Know Your Shapes.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Super Shapes
Super Shapes
Lesson Plan
Super Shapes
Shapes don't have to be puzzling. With this lesson, your students will learn shape names and shape identification as they put these simple puzzles together.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Magic 2D Shapes
Magic 2D Shapes
Lesson Plan
Magic 2D Shapes
In this mini-lesson, your ELs will learn all about 2D shapes using hands on practice! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Shape It Up lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes
Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes
Lesson Plan
Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes
Use this great lesson to get your students interested in learning about basic shapes! This lesson integrates a sensory activity with learning and lets students get a little messy.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
String Shapes!
String Shapes!
Lesson Plan
String Shapes!
Give your students some early practice with shapes using this simple lesson. Young learners will have a great time creating shapes using pieces of string.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
It's a Shape Zoo!
It's a Shape Zoo!
Lesson Plan
It's a Shape Zoo!
Preschool students will love getting creative as they make shape animals while learning all about 2D shapes in this fun lesson! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the Shapes and Shadows lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
All About Rectangles
All About Rectangles
Lesson Plan
All About Rectangles
Students will get hands-on practice by building shapes with pipe cleaners in this lesson all about the defining attributes of rectangles. Use as a stand alone lesson or with the **Shapes for Kindergarten** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Making Shapes
Making Shapes
Lesson Plan
Making Shapes
Help your students get comfortable with 2D shapes using this fun arts-inspired lesson plan!
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
How Do You Know the Shape?
How Do You Know the Shape?
Lesson Plan
How Do You Know the Shape?
In this fun music and text inspired lesson plan your students will love making their own shape pictures as they learn all about 2D shapes! It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Shapes in the World
Shapes in the World
Lesson Plan
Shapes in the World
Your ELs will love learning all about shapes in this fun hands-on lesson plan. Students will practice identifying shapes using everday objects. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the Super Shapes lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Graph My Design
Graph My Design
Lesson Plan
Graph My Design
Geometry meets data in this fun lesson! Students will build a design using pattern blocks and then graph the number of each shape used. This scaffolded EL lesson can be used alone or alongside **Graphing Colored Counters.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
One of These Things
One of These Things
Lesson Plan
One of These Things
This hands-on geometry lesson is a great introduction to 2D shapes for your ELs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the String Shapes lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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