Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding It's All Equal to Me! (talking about squares) - Section 5: Closure


I found that one of the most challenging things to teach young children is that squares are rectangles but rectangles are not squares. I teach this concept because it strengthens the foundation the kids are receiving in geometry. Since the idea is dealt with in first grade, starting kids thinking about ideas like this early will, at the least, familiarize them with the concept. I review the idea on occasion with my students and by the end of the year many of them understand why a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square.

  Squares are rectangles!
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Squares are rectangles!
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It's All Equal to Me! (talking about squares)

Unit 8: Know Those Shapes!
Lesson 6 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and describe a square by it's attributes.

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 square.

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Math, Geometry, shapes, Critical Area
  65 minutes
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