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Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

 
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The Delicious World of Squares and Rectangles

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The identification of geometric shapes is an important kindergarten math skill. This math lesson allows students to see that shapes are all around us, even in our food!

 
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hamster eating cracker
   

Stack, Slide, & Roll!

Kindergarten Math » Unit: 3D Shapes
Kindergarten Math » Unit: 3D Shapes
Michelle Novelli
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lively, engaging activity gets students focusing on not only correct 3D shape names but attributes, as well.

 
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Shapes in Our World: Exploring Triangles and Circles

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students have fun exploring the world of shapes as they learn about triangles and circles.

 
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Happening Hexagons!

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Oh, Those Shapes!
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Oh, Those Shapes!
Michelle Novelli
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Hexagons are tricky! So close to stop-sign octagons, yet far less common. Plenty of practice is provided here.

 
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hexagon
   

Tree Mapping in 3D

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Know Those Shapes!
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Know Those Shapes!
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Identifying 3D shapes in common objects and sorting according to shapes connects the real world to learning shape names and attributes.

 
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Positions- Introducing Vocabulary

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Positions and Shapes
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Positions and Shapes
Christina Yingling-Smith
Wilmington, DE
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Describing the position of objects and understanding positional vocabulary is an important math skill, and it is also something students will use in their everyday lives. In this lesson, students will explore positional vocabulary in a "Where is it?" game

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bear and box positions
   

Can It! (Cylinders)

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Know Those Shapes!
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Know Those Shapes!
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Kindergarteners love to identify shapes in their environment. In order to effectively do that, they must be able to recognize different shapes by their specific attributes. In this lesson kindergartners learn about the attributes of a cylinder.

 
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cylinders
   

Super Sleuths: Identifying 3D Shapes In Our World

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students get to apply their knowledge of shapes to the world around them with this interactive lesson.

 
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shape sleuths
   

Shape Detectives: Plane Shapes in Our World

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Shapes are everywhere!! This lesson will open your students' eyes to look for the shapes around them.

 
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plane shapes in our world
   

Remarkable Rectangles

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Oh, Those Shapes!
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Oh, Those Shapes!
Michelle Novelli
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Rectangle is SO MUCH like triangle! Those darned angles--they'll get beginning learners! This is a fun way to practice rectangle!

 
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The Eyes Have It-Exploring Our Sense of Sight

Kindergarten Science » Unit: My Five Senses
Kindergarten Science » Unit: My Five Senses
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Observation is such an important part of science work. This lesson helps students better understand what their sense of sight is, preparing them for using it as part of their science observation skills.

 
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eye doctor
   

Chicka Chicka Shape Glyph

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Oh, Those Shapes!
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Oh, Those Shapes!
Michelle Novelli
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This is one of my favorite Open House activities. We use our shapes to create "mystery" glyphs that are hung in the hallway. Families use the legend to guess their child's glyph!

 
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chicka glyph
   

I Scream, You Scream - It's a Cone!

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Know Those Shapes!
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Know Those Shapes!
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Kindergarteners love to identify shapes in their environment. In order effectively do that, they must be able to recognize different shapes by their specific attributes. In this lesson kindergartners learn about the attributes of a cone.

 
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Putting it Together: Working with Plane Shapes

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students are learning that plane shapes are everywhere in our world. The students will have the opportunity to manipulate shapes to create their own pictures.

 
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house
   

Exploring Cylinders and Cones

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Kindergarten Math » Unit: Geometry
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students will have fun learning about 3-D shapes when they explore rectangular prisms and cubes in this interactive lesson.

 
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cone cylinder
Common Core Math
 
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