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.
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.
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.
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.
Valentines come in all shapes and sizes, but the most precious are those spoken from the heart. This Valentine’s Day lesson plan will require students to verbally name and describe shapes based on their characteristics.