Lesson Plan:

Quizzical Shapes

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August 12, 2015
by Rekha Mundkur

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify different shapes based on their attributes of sides and angles.

Lesson

Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Gather your students in a group, and read a book about shapes.
  • Tell your students that they will be looking at the number of sides and angles in each shape.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)

  • Before you start the lesson, make a few sets of different shapes using the construction paper, and laminate them to make them last longer.
  • Show your students each shape, and tell them the name of that shape and point to the number of sides and angles in each shape.
  • After you have gone through the whole set, pick one shape at a time, and ask your students to name it.
  • Quiz them to name the shape as you tell them the number of sides or angles in the shape.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Split your students into pairs or smaller groups, and give each group a set of shapes.
  • Have them take turns to pick a shape while the other person names the shape.
  • Encourage your students to count the sides and angles in each shape.
  • Show them how to quiz the others in their group by using the number of sides or angles without holding up the shape.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Using the Learn the Shapes worksheet, have the students match the shape cutouts to the pictures on the worksheet and write the number of sides or angles.
  • Provide each student with this worksheet, and direct them to cut out the shapes and practice counting the sides.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Have your students draw their own shapes and write the number of sides and angles for each.
  • Support: Encourage your students to cut the shapes out of the worksheet and practice counting the sides with a partner.

Related Books and/or Media

Review

Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Ask questions to see how well the students have followed and understood the concept of sides and angles for each shape.
  • Check their work to see if they have done it correctly.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Review the different shapes, and ask your students to identify the number of sides and angles in each shape.

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