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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Make Art Like Mary Blair
Activity
Make Art Like Mary Blair
Reinforce your child’s understanding of geometry and 2D shapes while learning about the artist Mary Blair and her amazing contributions to many loved movies, books, and characters throughout her career.
Preschool
Math
Activity
Kindergarten Math Essentials
Kindergarten Math Essentials
Workbook
Kindergarten Math Essentials
This workbook covers familiar kindergarten math topics from counting to easy addition problems.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of this independent study packet for kindergarteners features targeted practice opportunities in reading, writing, and math.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
Workbook
Preschool Math
Preschool Math
Workbook
Preschool Math
This workbook gives preschoolers a fun introduction to simple math concepts.
Preschool
Math
Workbook
Shape Search: Ice Cream!
Shape Search: Ice Cream!
Worksheet
Shape Search: Ice Cream!
Not only does this hidden shapes worksheet help preschoolers recognize squares, it also doubles as a coloring page!
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Basic Shapes
Basic Shapes
Workbook
Basic Shapes
Circles, squares, diamonds and polygons; this book focuses on the most basic ones, and some silly shapes too. Kids can trace, draw and match shapes to the heart's content. Hey that's a shape, too!
Preschool
Math
Workbook
Count On It!
Count On It!
Workbook
Count On It!
In this workbook you'll find everything preschoolers need to practice counting.
Preschool
Math
Workbook
Find the Hidden Objects: Teacups
Find the Hidden Objects: Teacups
Worksheet
Find the Hidden Objects: Teacups
Combining coloring, counting, and a hidden picture puzzle, this worksheet is sure to keep your preschooler entertained.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Shapes Inside Shapes
Shapes Inside Shapes
Lesson Plan
Shapes Inside Shapes
Look all around! We can find 2D shapes inside 3D shapes wherever we go! In this lesson, students will sort shapes and recognize the 2D components of common 3D shapes.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Color a Tangram Template
Color a Tangram Template
Worksheet
Color a Tangram Template
Build reasoning and logic skills with a fun geometric shapes puzzle!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Kindergarten Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Kindergarten Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Kindergarten Fall Review Packet - Week 4
In this final installment of our Kindergarten Fall Review Packet, learners are provided five more days of engaging activities in math, literacy, and other fun topics.
Kindergarten
Science
Workbook
Shape Coloring
Shape Coloring
Worksheet
Shape Coloring
Sneak some math practice into coloring time with this shapes worksheet. Kids trace the shape-filled picture, then color each shape a different color.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Finding All of the Flat Shapes
Finding All of the Flat Shapes
Lesson Plan
Finding All of the Flat Shapes
2D shapes are all around us! In this lesson students will explore the properties of four different shapes—triangles, circles, rectangles, and squares! They will learn that they can find these shapes anywhere in the world around us.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Recognizing the Rainbow
Recognizing the Rainbow
Workbook
Recognizing the Rainbow
These fun and interactive worksheets introduce kids to primary and secondary colors, so they can identify them by sight and name.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook
Rainbow Picture Puzzle
Rainbow Picture Puzzle
Worksheet
Rainbow Picture Puzzle
How is a rainbow made? Your child will make a simple puzzle out of a rainbow by cutting along the dotted lines.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Glossary: Composing Shapes
Glossary: Composing Shapes
Worksheet
Glossary: Composing Shapes
Use these this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Composing Shapes.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our First Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of fun and diverse learning activities to prepare children for their first grade year.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Crazy for Shapes
Crazy for Shapes
Workbook
Crazy for Shapes
This workbook helps kindergarteners learn their shapes through tracing, sorting and matching activities.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook
Shape Up
Shape Up
Workbook
Shape Up
Circles, triangles and squares, oh my! Help your little learner identify, describe and color a variety of shapes in this workbook, focused on introducing your child to basic math concepts.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
Workbook
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
From St. Patrick's Day to Christmas, this seasonal workbook takes your kid through a year of weather and holidays, while boosting language arts skills.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook
Color by Shape Train
Color by Shape Train
Worksheet
Color by Shape Train
A twist on the typical color-by-number, this color-by-shape choo-choo activity is sure to be a blast!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
Lesson Plan
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
How do you build spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills while doing something that is fun? With tangrams! In honor of Chinese New Year, this lesson introduces your students to the Chinese puzzle of tangrams.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
A Place for a Shape
A Place for a Shape
Lesson Plan
A Place for a Shape
Detective time! In this lesson, your students will become shape detectives and go on a shape hunt to find the missing shapes on a grid.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Shape Search: Baby Bear at the Beach
Shape Search: Baby Bear at the Beach
Worksheet
Shape Search: Baby Bear at the Beach
Learning about triangles is fun with this hidden shapes worksheet featuring a bear cub happily building a sandcastle at the beach.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Easy Tangrams Puzzle #1
Easy Tangrams Puzzle #1
Worksheet
Easy Tangrams Puzzle #1
Help your child's imagination to grow with these tangram picture cards. He'll use the tangram shape pieces to re-create this picture!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet

Decomposing Shapes Resources

Little learners become shape-shifters as they search for and manipulate 2-D shapes. There are several tangram activities, which are a hands-on way to teach preschool and lower elementary students basic shapes, including squares, circles, and triangles. These activities develop early geometry skills as students decompose and reconstruct a variety of shapes. Handouts keep things fun with coloring. For a review, visit our 2-D shapes resources.
Once students understand two dimensional shapes and their attributes, such as lines, angles, and vertices, they will be able to expand on their geometric understanding by beginning to decompose shapes. Decomposing shapes is the process of breaking particular shapes into other shapes.
Given a large geometric shape, students are asked to break it up into smaller, known shapes. These large shapes can be known shapes themselves or simply abstract shapes. For example, a rectangle with the dimensions of 1 unit by 2 units could be broken up into two squares, each 1 unit by 1 unit. Each of those two squares could be broken up into two right triangles, each with legs 1 unit long and sharing a hypotenuse that bisects the square.
Decomposing abstract shapes allow the students to see known shapes in a larger plane. This will teach the students that there are many ways to decompose shapes. This also shows them how to determine the area of abstract shapes. Once they learn the formula to determine the area of known shapes, breaking an unknown shape into known shapes with known dimensions will allow them to determine the area of all of the known shapes and sum them to determine the total area of the abstract shape.
Using the resources provided by Education.com above may help students begin to understand how to decompose complex shapes into simple ones and lay the foundation for learning that three dimensional shapes consist of many two dimensional shapes.