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- You've selected a game or exercise to assign.
- From here, you have two options: Add the game or exercise to a new assignment, or add to an existing assignment.
- If you're creating a new assignment, give it a name. Adding a description or due date is optional. Click "Next".
- Select the child(ren) you want to send this assignment to, then click "Done". You will see a confirmation message once it has been successfully assigned.
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- Once your child selects their profile, they will land on our main menu where they will see available assignments and due dates (if applicable).
- To complete the assignments, students click on the games or exercises listed on the assignment page, play, learn, and have fun!
- The main menu also allows students to see their progress in each individual game and exercise in the assignment.
Track Assignment ProgressAs your child completes each assignment, you'll be able to track their performance in the Assignments tab of our Progress Tracker. You'll also be able to make edits to assignments from here, like removing games or exercises, or changing the due date.
Students will review basic geometric shapes and learn about composite shapes.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Review the names of geometric shapes with students. Either show students plastic shapes and have the class name them or draw and label the shapes on the board. Shapes should include rectangle, triangle, circle, hexagon, square, and trapezoid.
- Describe tangrams to the class as a picture puzzle that is solved by fitting different shapes together.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)
- Explain that when shapes are put together they can make up bigger, different shapes, or even pictures.
- Show the class a tangram and go through how to solve it while it is on display for the class to see.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Have students practice making different shapes by putting different geometric shapes together with a group.
- Show students the Plane Figures worksheet and explain how to complete it.
Independent Working Time (20 minutes)
- Pass out tangrams to students and allow them to complete the puzzle.
- When students have finished their tangram, and checked it with you, give them a Plane Figure worksheet to complete.
- Enrichment: Have students use the advanced tangrams work pages. Alternatively, these students can complete more than one tangram.
- Support: Have students partner up with another student and work together on the beginners tangrams.
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Students will be assessed by the shapes they create using the tangrams and their completed worksheet.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Have students share different shapes they made with the tangrams.
- Ask the class for any final questions they may have.