K.G.B.5

Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

 
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Building Shapes- Review of 2D Shapes

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

What do students love more than building? Building with marshmallows! In this lesson, students get to build shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks.

 
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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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The Making of a Hexagon

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

Kindergartners love puzzles. This activity draws out their natural curiosity and ignites it in those who don't start school with much. They use smaller attribute blocks to fill in the hexagon spaces on the page and share what they have created.

 
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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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What's In a Hexagon?

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

Kindergartners love puzzles. This activity draws out their natural curiosity and ignites it in those who don't start school with much. They use smaller attribute blocks to fill in the hexagon spaces on the page and share what they have created.

 
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hexagon
   

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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Super Squares!

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

This lesson provides an overview of squares, along with a chance to create actual squares and an opportunity to illustrate objects shaped like squares.

 
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There's Nothing to Sphere!

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 sphere.

 
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2-D & 3-D Shapes Centers

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

In order to pull small groups during math instruction, the rest of the students need engaging activities that they can complete independently. These centers allow students to practice identifying and matching shapes and review the numbers 0 to 10.

 
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play dough shapes
   

Rockin Rhombuses!

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

Rhombus, the mathematically correct term for "diamond" is the focus of this interactive lesson.

 
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We're Not Catching Butterflies!! 3D Shapes and Nets

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

An important Common Core standard for kindergarten is comparing and identifying characteristics of shapes. This hands-on lesson will help students develop your students' understanding of 3D shapes and the plane shapes that compose them.

 
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nets
   

Exploring More Shapes in Our World: Rhombuses and Ovals

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

Most kindergarten students have some knowledge of basic shapes. This lesson expands this knowledge by acquainting them with two shapes they may not be as familiar with.

 
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Tremendous Triangles!

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

Students will be able to practice working with triangles in different orientations, students will illustrate a "real world" triangular object, & build craft stick triangles.

 
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triangle
   

Spectacular Circles!

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

Students will have fun making circles out of chenille stems (pipe cleaners) and placing small circular pony beads while they practice drawing and identifying circles.

 
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Math Centers: Basic 2-D Shapes

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

In order to pull small groups during math instruction, the rest of the students need engaging activities that they can complete independently. These centers allow students to practice identifying and matching shapes.

 
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