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All About 3D Shapes
All About 3D Shapes
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All About 3D Shapes
In this hands-on lesson plan, students will learn learn all about 3D shapes in the real world. Can be used as a stand alone lesson or pre-lesson for the **Solid Shapes** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Triangle Time
Triangle Time
Lesson Plan
Triangle Time
Students will work hard to build shapes with straws in this hands-on lesson about the defining attributes of triangles. Use alone or with **Know Your Shapes.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Shapes in the World
Shapes in the World
Lesson Plan
Shapes in the World
Your ELs will love learning all about shapes in this fun hands-on lesson plan. Students will practice identifying shapes using everday objects. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the Super Shapes lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Sides, Corners, and More, Oh My!
Sides, Corners, and More, Oh My!
Lesson Plan
Sides, Corners, and More, Oh My!
Geometry is a core of mathematics in the early years. Help students recognize and draw shapes given specific attributes such as the number of corners and sides. This lesson can be a stand-alone activity of paired with 2-D Shapes!
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
Lesson Plan
Finding Area: What Information Do I Need?
You need the length and the width to find the area of a rectangle or square, but what if one piece of information is missing? Use this lesson alongside *What's My Area?* or on its own.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
All About Rectangles
All About Rectangles
Lesson Plan
All About Rectangles
Students will get hands-on practice by building shapes with pipe cleaners in this lesson all about the defining attributes of rectangles. Use as a stand alone lesson or with the **Shapes for Kindergarten** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
3-D Scavenger Hunt
3-D Scavenger Hunt
Lesson Plan
3-D Scavenger Hunt
Explore 3-D shapes with your students and help them identify and talk about the relevant attributes of three-dimensional shapes, all while using real-world examples! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or alongside the Shape Models lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Visually Multiplying Fractions
Visually Multiplying Fractions
Lesson Plan
Visually Multiplying Fractions
Help students color-code their way to multiplying fractions! Students will learn how to multiply fractions using area models. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplying Fractions.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
All About Tangram Puzzles
All About Tangram Puzzles
Lesson Plan
All About Tangram Puzzles
Students will love composing shapes using tangrams in this hands-on lesson! Use this plan alone or as a support lesson plan for the **Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Equal Shares
Equal Shares
Lesson Plan
Equal Shares
Provide students with an opportunity to identify the wholes that are correctly divided into halves, thirds, and fourths (equal shares). Use this activity alone as a support lesson or alongside Cookie Fractions Fun.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Describing Angles
Describing Angles
Lesson Plan
Describing Angles
You'll see angles from every angle! Students will describe and compare different angles they see in everyday situations. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Classifying Triangles by Internal Angles.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Outer Space Shapes
Outer Space Shapes
Lesson Plan
Outer Space Shapes
In this fun space themed lesson plan, students will learn practice comparing and contrasting 2D and 3D shapes. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or pre-lesson for the **Shapes Inside Shapes** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Composing Shapes
Composing Shapes
Lesson Plan
Composing Shapes
Students will love composing and decomposing two-dimensional shapes using tangram puzzle pieces. Use this plan alone or to frontload key vocabulary and concepts taught in the lesson plan **Know Your Shapes.**
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Exploring Capacity
Exploring Capacity
Lesson Plan
Exploring Capacity
Use this lesson to introduce the concepts of capacity and volume with young learners. This hands on lesson can be used as a scaffolded pre-lesson to Capacity Comparison.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Geometry Vocabulary: Lines
Geometry Vocabulary: Lines
Lesson Plan
Geometry Vocabulary: Lines
Perpendicular, intersect, parallel! In this lesson, students work in teams to complete a Frayer Model on each of these terms to become masters of geometry vocabulary. Teach this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson What's My Line?
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Magic 2D Shapes
Magic 2D Shapes
Lesson Plan
Magic 2D Shapes
In this mini-lesson, your ELs will learn all about 2D shapes using hands on practice! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Shape It Up lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Making Patterns
Making Patterns
Lesson Plan
Making Patterns
In this lesson plan, students will practice identifying, creating and describing their very own patterns using positional language! It can be used alone or as a support lesson for the It's Pattern Time lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Making Shapes
Making Shapes
Lesson Plan
Making Shapes
Help your students get comfortable with 2D shapes using this fun arts-inspired lesson plan!
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Area Strategies
Area Strategies
Lesson Plan
Area Strategies
Allow your students to explore the pros and cons of different strategies used to find the area of rectangles. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the Multiplication and Area in the Community Garden lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
It's a Shape Zoo!
It's a Shape Zoo!
Lesson Plan
It's a Shape Zoo!
Preschool students will love getting creative as they make shape animals while learning all about 2D shapes in this fun lesson! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the Shapes and Shadows lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Dancing Directions
Dancing Directions
Lesson Plan
Dancing Directions
In this fun lesson plan, your students will love learning all about describing location using games, stories, and dancing! This can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **Where is It?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Area with Multiplying and Adding
Area with Multiplying and Adding
Lesson Plan
Area with Multiplying and Adding
Start a dialogue around area models! In this lesson, encourage students to ask questions as they multiply using area models. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplication.
5th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Stamping Patterns
Stamping Patterns
Lesson Plan
Stamping Patterns
Your students will love learning about patterns and positional language as they create their very own piece of art! It can be used alone or as a support lesson for the Pasta Patterning lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Area Arrangements
Area Arrangements
Lesson Plan
Area Arrangements
Students will use the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to complete an area formula in a real-world situation. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Graph My Design
Graph My Design
Lesson Plan
Graph My Design
Geometry meets data in this fun lesson! Students will build a design using pattern blocks and then graph the number of each shape used. This scaffolded EL lesson can be used alone or alongside **Graphing Colored Counters.**
1st grade
Math
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