Geometry Lesson Plans

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Finding the Area of a Rectangle
Finding the Area of a Rectangle
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Finding the Area of a Rectangle
Let your students learn how to find the area of rectangular objects by doing hands-on activities. Your students will love finding the area of various rectangular objects around the classroom!
3rd grade
Math
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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What's My Line?
What's My Line?
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What's My Line?
In this lesson, students engage in interesting hands-on activities that help them discover the properties of parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines. Your little mathematicians will have a blast as they learn about geometry.
4th grade
Math
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Real Life Perimeter
Real Life Perimeter
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Real Life Perimeter
Get your students talking about how they can apply the concept of perimeter to real life. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Find the Perimeter: Real Life Objects.*
3rd grade
Math
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Outer Space Shapes
Outer Space Shapes
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Outer Space Shapes
In this fun space themed lesson plan, students will learn practice comparing and contrasting 2D and 3D shapes. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or pre-lesson for the **Shapes Inside Shapes** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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The Attributes of Polygons
The Attributes of Polygons
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The Attributes of Polygons
Get your students discussing the attributes of polygons by having them categorize statements as always, sometimes, or never true. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Characteristics of Polygons.*
3rd grade
Math
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The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side
The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side
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The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side
Your students will become junior math detectives as they hunt down the missing side of a rectangle by applying the area formula for rectangles. The only clues they have are the rectangle's area and the measure of one side.
4th grade
Math
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Perimeter of Polygons
Perimeter of Polygons
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Perimeter of Polygons
Finding the perimeter of a polygon is a simple process with addition! Use this lesson to teach your students how to find the perimeter of polygons.
3rd grade
Math
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Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
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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
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Shape Sort
Shape Sort
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Shape Sort
Sorting takes on a new challenge for students in this activity which engages their critical thinking skills. As students determine defining attributes, they’ll figure out what makes a shape a shape!
1st grade
Math
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Finding Area
Finding Area
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Finding Area
Looking for a fun way to reinforce multiplication and area finding skills? This hands-on lesson gives students a chance to create their own multiplication equations by making rectangular models.
3rd grade
Math
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Exploring Capacity
Exploring Capacity
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Exploring Capacity
Use this lesson to introduce the concepts of capacity and volume with young learners. This hands on lesson can be used as a scaffolded pre-lesson to Capacity Comparison.
2nd grade
Math
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Solid Shape Sort
Solid Shape Sort
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Solid Shape Sort
Give your students a head start on 3D shapes with this lesson that has them use their observational skills to identify what differentiates the shapes.
2nd grade
Math
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Fun-tastic Fractions!
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Yummy fractions! This lesson will introduce fractions to your students and help them identify and make fractions of their own.
1st grade
Math
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Sides, Corners, and More, Oh My!
Sides, Corners, and More, Oh My!
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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
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Playing with Patterns
Playing with Patterns
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Playing with Patterns
Through play and a project, students will learn how to create and extend patterns by using various objects.
Preschool
Math
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A Place for a Shape
A Place for a Shape
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A Place for a Shape
Detective time! In this lesson, your students will become shape detectives and go on a shape hunt to find the missing shapes on a grid.
Preschool
Math
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Terrific Tangrams!
Terrific Tangrams!
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Terrific Tangrams!
Introduce your class to composite shapes with this lesson that reviews geometric shapes and makes use of tangram puzzles. This lesson will give your students a strong base for learning geometry later on in their school careers.
1st grade
Math
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Getting to School: A Geography Lesson
Getting to School: A Geography Lesson
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Getting to School: A Geography Lesson
Where in the world do you live? Use this fun geography and math lesson to find out! Students will love creating their very own world map as they learn all about the seven continents.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Finding All of the Flat Shapes
Finding All of the Flat Shapes
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Finding All of the Flat Shapes
2D shapes are all around us! In this lesson students will explore the properties of four different shapes—triangles, circles, rectangles, and squares! They will learn that they can find these shapes anywhere in the world around us.
Kindergarten
Math
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Classifying 2-D Shapes
Classifying 2-D Shapes
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Classifying 2-D Shapes
In this lesson your students will classify two-dimensional shapes using a Venn diagram based on their features.
5th grade
Math
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Calculate Perimeter
Calculate Perimeter
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Calculate Perimeter
Make real world connections with your students when it comes to perimeter. Use this geometry lesson with your students to discuss real contexts and teach them how to calculate perimeter.
3rd grade
Math
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Trapezoids Are Special
Trapezoids Are Special
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Trapezoids Are Special
Students will explore geometric shapes by creating a painting of a trapezoid.
1st grade
Math
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Describing Angles
Describing Angles
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Describing Angles
You'll see angles from every angle! Students will describe and compare different angles they see in everyday situations. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Classifying Triangles by Internal Angles.
5th grade
Math
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The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
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The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
Teach your students about the shapes that make up the world around them with this lesson that has them identify shapes in the classroom and in drawn scenes.
1st grade
Math
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Geometry Lesson Plans

Education.com's geometry lesson plans amplify the importance aspects of geometry, especially in our everyday lives. Teachers will have kids noticing lines, circles, and other shapes in just about everything they see. We offer worksheets that feature geometry word problems, comparison of shapes, and more. Get started now in our assortment of interactive, themed worksheets!