Lesson Plan

Magical Movement

It’s magic! In this lesson, students will “magically” move shapes together to form new shapes. Clay and toothpicks equal hands-on fun! Tangram challenges are provided for those students who need that little extra challenge.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to construct triangles and squares using toothpicks and balls of clay. Students will be able to combine triangles and squares to form new shapes. Students will be able to recognize how smaller shapes can be used to form larger shapes.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Ask your students to name shapes that they know.
  • As your students name the shapes, draw a picture of the shapes on the board.
  • Next, tell your students that they will be working on creating and combining shapes.
  • Tell your students that combining shapes means that they will be putting shapes together to form new shapes.