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- K.G.B.4Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
- K.G.B.5Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
- K.G.B.6Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?"

Building Shapes- Review of 2D Shapes

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Positions and Shapes

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

Christina Yingling-Smith

Urban Env.

16 Resources

5 Favorites

16 Resources

5 Favorites

Shapes in Our World: Exploring Triangles and Circles

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

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

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

15 Resources

9 Favorites

15 Resources

9 Favorites

The Making of a Hexagon

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Know Those Shapes!

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.

Dawn Gunn

Urban Env.

15 Resources

1 Favorite

15 Resources

1 Favorite

Remarkable Rectangles

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

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

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

15 Resources

6 Favorites

15 Resources

6 Favorites

There's Nothing to Sphere!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Know Those Shapes!

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.

Dawn Gunn

Urban Env.

14 Resources

1 Favorite

14 Resources

1 Favorite

What's In a Hexagon?

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Know Those Shapes!

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.

Dawn Gunn

Urban Env.

14 Resources

2 Favorites

14 Resources

2 Favorites

2-D & 3-D Shapes Centers

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Positions and Shapes

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.

Christina Yingling-Smith

Urban Env.

17 Resources

5 Favorites

17 Resources

5 Favorites

Putting it Together: Working with Plane Shapes

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

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.

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

16 Resources

7 Favorites

16 Resources

7 Favorites

Super Squares!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

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.

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

13 Resources

4 Favorites

13 Resources

4 Favorites

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

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

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.

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

15 Resources

2 Favorites

15 Resources

2 Favorites

Rockin Rhombuses!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

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

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

14 Resources

2 Favorites

14 Resources

2 Favorites

Exploring More Shapes in Our World: Rhombuses and Ovals

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

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.

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

16 Resources

6 Favorites

16 Resources

6 Favorites

Tremendous Triangles!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

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.

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

13 Resources

2 Favorites

13 Resources

2 Favorites

Spectacular Circles!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

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.

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

14 Resources

2 Favorites

14 Resources

2 Favorites

Math Centers: Basic 2-D Shapes

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Positions and Shapes

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.

Christina Yingling-Smith

Urban Env.

22 Resources

11 Favorites

22 Resources

11 Favorites

K.G.B.4

Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

K.G.B.5

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

K.G.B.6

Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?"