## Reflection: Math Centers: Basic 2-D Shapes - Section 1: Problem of the Day

I do not give formal pre-tests in my class.  Instead I do a lot of observation as I teach especially when I work with students in small group.  I also try to include portions of my lesson that show if students have the prerequisite skills needed to move forward.  Today was the first day of our unit on positions and shapes.  I picked this Problem of the Day as a kind of pre-assessment.  When I called students up to sort the shapes, I was watching to see if they were able to differentiate between the square and the triangle and if they were able to ignore the different colors and focus on the shapes.  I specifically chose students who I thought may have trouble with this.  I am happy to say that all of the students were able to do this without any trouble!

# Math Centers: Basic 2-D Shapes

Unit 4: Positions and Shapes
Lesson 1 of 17

## 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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Math, Geometry, Critical Area, Describing Shapes
50 minutes

### Christina Yingling-Smith

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