Students will be able to identify shapes that are cut into equal and unequal quarters.
Display pre-cut shapes that have been divided equally and unequally on the board.
Write three columns near the shapes and label them “See, Think, Wonder.”
Use the Harvard Project Zero See/Think/Wonder thinking routine (described below) to generate ideas about today’s lesson.
Ask your students what they see displayed on the board. Encourage them to only state what they can visually see and record their thinking under the “See” column.
For example: I see shapes, I see lines on some shapes, I see a red square, etc.
Ask your students what they think about the images displayed on the board. Record their thinking under the “Think” column. Encourage them to finish the statement, “I think….” Responses might include: "I think some shapes are divided equally and some aren’t," "I think we are learning about shapes," etc.
Ask your students what they wonder about the images displayed on the board. Record their thinking under the “Wonder” column. Encourage them to use the sentence frame, “I wonder….”
For example: "I wonder if we are learning about shapes," "I wonder what why some of the shapes have lines in them," etc.