Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Shapes in Our World: Exploring Triangles and Circles - Section 3: Guided Practice


I think that many times as a teacher, it is easy to overestimate the skills or background that students bring into a lesson.  I figured this lesson would be a breeze for my students because I had previously checked their knowledge of shapes and almost every student correctly identified circles and triangles.  What I was surprised to find is that the students did not consistently correctly identify the triangle.  It seemed that if the triangle was turned at all, it was difficult for some of the students to identify. 

I think that it is important to remember that in kindergarten, the foundation for future math learning is being established.  Even though a concept may seem basic or overly simplistic it is still important to thoroughly cover the concept and develop that ever important conceptual understanding.  We are so pushed to cover so much in our curriculum that we sometimes skim past some very important learning that sets the stage for advanced learning that is yet to come. 

  Shapes in Our World-Exploring Triangles and Circles
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Shapes in Our World-Exploring Triangles and Circles
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Shapes in Our World: Exploring Triangles and Circles

Unit 7: Geometry
Lesson 2 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to identify characteristics of triangles and circles and identify real-world objects that are these shapes.

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

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Math, Geometry, SIOP, ELL, Critical Area, shapes
  45 minutes
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