"Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes."
These worksheets can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.
Your first graders probably have squares and circles down, but what about trapezoids and ovals? Use this great geometry activity to assess your students’ abilities to recognize and draw 2-D shapes by their name alone.
Can your first graders tell the difference between a square and a cube? How about a triangle and a cone? Use this geometry assessment to gauge your students’ abilities to use attributes to sort 2-D and 3-D shapes.
Pentagons make for perfect houses! Help students to identify and develop an understanding of this 2-D shape with this fun activity. Students will sort out the pentagons from other shapes and then turn them into houses.
If a shape can be folded in half so that the two halves match exactly, it’s symmetrical. Use this fun activity to help your students develop their understanding of symmetry by creating their own silly symmetrical animals!
Rectangular prisms make for great rooms! Help your students develop an understanding of this 3-D shape while turning them into rooms in this fun geometry lesson. How would you decorate your rectangular prism room?
Rectangular prisms can turn into lots of different things! Help your students develop an understanding of this 3-D shape while creating pictures of different objects. Get ready to let your imagination soar with this creative geometry lesson!
Triangles, trapezoids, rhombi...oh my! Identifying different shapes is an important milestone for young learners. Use this colorful activity to assess your first graders’ abilities to recognize and differentiate between 2-D shapes.
Prisms, cubes, cones...oh my! Your students have 2-D shapes down, but how are they coming along in their mastery of 3-D shapes? Use this colorful activity to assess your first graders’ abilities to recognize and differentiate between 3-D shapes.