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Math Stars

Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 6

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Think, question, brainstorm, and make your way through a newsletter full of puzzles and word problems. The resource includes 10 different newsletters, all with interesting problems, to give class members an out-of-the box math experience. 
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Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Building Structures and Exploring Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Forget the hammering, the heat, and the blue prints. These little construction workers are going to build, design, and develop structures using a variety of materials. Not only will they be immersed in STEM, they will learn length,...
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State of Michigan

Pre-K Mathematics

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Kick-start children's education with this pre-school math unit. Offering 31 different hands-on learning activities that develop young mathematicians' pattern and shape recognition, basic number sense, and much more, this is a must-have...
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Lesson Plan
Captain Planet Foundation

Fall into Healthy Shapes

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners identify geometric shapes by planting a fall garden. They start their seeds in containers that have different shapes, and keep track of their plants based on those shapes. This brilliantly designed and incredibly thorough...
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Printables
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Curated OER

Shape Dice

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Students roll their way to a better understanding of basic shapes with this printable dice template. Including colorful pictures of two-dimensional shapes on each of its six sides, this resource provides a fun learning experience for...
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Interactive
Scholastic

Study Jams! Geometric Patterns

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Here is a fun online activity that learners can use to practice imitating patterns! Along the way, they are exposed to the names of geometric shapes including rhombus, hexagon, octagon, and decagon.
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App
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Little Bit Studio

Bugs and Buttons 2

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Playing with bugs and buttons has never been so much fun! Offering a variety of different activities, this is a great resource for developing basic skills in preschool and kindergarten-aged children.
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Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

What is a Trapezoid? (Part 1)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Challenge your class to construct a definition for trapezoids. Looking at four examples and four non-examples, students individually create definitions and use them to classify an unknown shape. Allow for small group and whole-class...
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Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

What is a Trapezoid? (Part 2)

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
This collaborative activity investigates the meaning of a trapezoid and a parallelogram. It begins by presenting two different definitions of a trapezoid. Learners are to reason abstractly the difference between the two definitions and...
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App
NFPA

Sparky's Birthday Surprise

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Fire safety is a hot topic for kids! With this resource, little ones will read, color, draw, and play as they are learning about prevention and, as an added bonus, practice naming shapes, counting, and adding numbers! Reading, math, and...
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Curated OER

Lines and Patterns

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Here are six outstanding art lessons on geometry, line, shape and form, light and shadow, line and pattern, and tessellation for you. Each activity is well-worth implementing with your art students. These lessons would be especially good...
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PPT
Curated OER

Brain Train

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A lengthy presentation on geometric reflections is here for your young geometers. Learners consider a shape, then must choose between four reflections to find the one that is a true vertical, horizontal, or diagonal reflection of the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Drawing Portraits Using a Grid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-developed art activity is always great to have around. This activity on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the...
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Curated OER

Shape Up!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
An outstanding lesson on teaching the basic shapes and polygon names to young geometers is here for you. In it, learners investigate the role of basic polygons in the strength of structures. They use geoboards, rubber bands, streamed...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Tiling Tessellations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore tessellations. For this shapes and geometry lesson, students describe the attributes of many of the shapes displayed on an Elmo. Students create examples of tessellations using pattern blocks.
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Lesson Plan
Oregon Department of Education

Building and Expanding Patterns

For Teachers 4th Standards
The generation of a number, or shape pattern, is the focus of this math lesson plan. Pupils are presented with a variety of patterns shapes, and number patterns, then use worksheets embedded in the plan to gain further practice. The...
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PPT
Curated OER

Simetria

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Your Spanish students will see what symmetry looks like on a quadrilateral, triangle, and circle  in this presentation. Large, bright shapes are displayed with lines of symmetry, followed by examples that do not show a line of symmetry....
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PPT
Curated OER

Geometry Jeopardy!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
A list of instructions for this exciting Geometry Jeopardy game is included on slide 2. There are a total of 25 clues and 5 categories, including: solids, triangles, lines, angles, and grab bag. Tip: Play this Jeopardy game with your...
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Curated OER

Concrete Poems

For Teachers 7th Standards
Concrete poems, or shape poems as they are sometimes called, are the focus of the eighth lesson in this poetry unit. Young scholars examine several examples of concrete poems and consider how the shape contributes to the poem's meaning.
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Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

Hit the Deck: Area and Perimeter Review

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Designing a deck sure demands a lot of math. Future engineers and architects learn about the areas and perimeters of squares, rectangles, triangles, and composite figures. They apply their new knowledge to design a deck with a specified...
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Interactive
Arcademics

Kangaroo Hop

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Scholars play against three other participants to show what they know about geometric figures. Starting at the beginning, kangaroos jump from shape to shape to match the figure to the displayed word and make their way to the finish line. 
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Lesson Plan
Minnesota Department of Natural Resoures

Getting to Know Trees

For Teachers K Standards
Celebrate the beauty of trees with a packet full of activities designed to help kindergarteners get to know about their leafy nature friends. Covering a variety of subjects, scholars go on a nature hike, read Shel Silverstein's The...
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Activity
Poetry4kids

How to Write a Concrete or “Shape” Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Writers compose an original shape poem. Scholars choose a subject to write about and create a visual representation by forming a corresponding picture using the poem's words.  
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Activity
Curated OER

Lesson 1- Set Design

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Line, shape, color, texture, space. The first in a three-part series of lessons intended for advanced theatre arts classes introduces the elements of set design. Class members examine maquettes and analyze how designers have put together...