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514 resources with the concept 2-d

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What is a Dimension? In 3D...and 2D...and 1D

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How many dimensions are there? Latitude, longitude, and altitude are accepted dimensions, but what about time or another type of dimension? An engaging video describes how we theorize that we live in three dimensions and which laws of...
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Symmetry

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Eleven problems provide pupils the opportunity to find the lines of symmetry or identify rotational symmetry. Scholars alter designs to make them symmetrical, learn to recognize signs that are symmetrical, and identify the type of...
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Sorting 2-D and 3-D Shapes

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Challenge mathematicians to examine and sort a variety of 2-D and 3-D figures with a 10-problem solid shapes learning exercise.
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Vectors and 2-D Motion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Continue the journey into the world of physics as you lead your class on a winding road complete with vectors and scalers. Pupils learn more about motion, direction, and velocity as they use these concepts to explore two- and...
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Pieces to the Puzzle Fraction Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Four polygons each have a fraction with unlike denominators printed on them. Creative math minds select several shapes to create a design with and then write and solve a math problem involving the addition of all of the fractions...
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What is the Formula for the Volume of a Prism?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Is prism just another mathematical term for a solid? It must be since this lesson is about volume. The teacher illustrates and explains how to find the volume of a rectangular prism and also how to find the volume of a triangular prism....
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What is a Triangle?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Triangles, triangles, triangles. What makes a polygon a triangle? How many types of triangles are there? How do you determine what kind of triangle it is? Watch this video as the teacher explains 'tri' meaning three, making a triangle -...
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What is a Point?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A point is an exact location in space. This tutorial defines the concept of a point as it occurs in graphing, geometry, and algebra. A variety of examples are used to show how important points are and where they'll be seen in the world...
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How to Copy a Polygon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A middle school students shows us how to accurately copy a polygon on a piece of paper. He uses a compass, ruler, and pencil in order to copy the correct angles and lines. This is a great video to engage your students at the beginning of...
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Finding Areas of Polygons, Variation 1

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
An exercise in finding the area of polygons by decomposing into triangles and composing into rectangles is the focus of this resource. Make several copies of the worksheet for each participant. Ask learners to use colored pencils to...
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Similar Shapes

For Students K - 1st Standards
In geometry, similar and congruent shapes are often confused. Shapes that are similar are the same shape, but a different size. This activity gives young learners some practice in identifying similar shapes. There are five polygons...
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What are Interior and Exterior Angles of a Polygon?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Break down interior and exterior angles with this video. Using a pentagon, a teacher demonstrates how to find the interior and exterior angles of a polygon. She goes on to explain a few of the properties of these angles, writing down all...
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What is a Prism?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
I always thought a prism was a solid triangular shaped piece of glass that made rainbows when the light shined through it. Well, that is a prism, but that is only one example of a prism, as prisms are three-dimensional solids of a...
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What Does Congruent Mean?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Two figures are congruent if they have the same size and shape. Line segments can also be congruent if they are of the same length. Vertical angles created by intersecting lines are always congruent. Polygons that have matching angles...
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What is the Formula for the Volume of a Prism?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Is prism just another mathematical term for a solid? It must be since this lesson is about volume. The teacher illustrates and explains how to find the volume of a rectangular prism and also how to find the volume of a triangular prism....
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Sculpture in Balance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss the difference betwen two-dimensional vs. three-dimensional art. In this art lesson, students discuss what symmetry or balance is in art and construct a symmetrical and an asymmetrical mobile.
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Congruent Polygons: Copying Stretchy Shapes

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate congruent polygons through dance. For this congruency lesson, 3rd graders do the "brain dance" as a warm up. They review polygon names by singing "The Polygon Chant," before mirroring congruent shapes with a...
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Spotting Polygons

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
See all sides of the story with a activity on geometric shapes! After studying the example at the top, which matches polygons with solid figures, second graders circle shapes that are named in the directions. Next, they match polygons to...
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Geo Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Invite your first graders to compose and decompose two and three-dimensional figures with this fun, hands-on lesson. They investigate and predict the results of putting together and taking apart two-dimensional shapes with rubber bands...
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Calculate the Area of Rectangles

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A wonderful resource just waiting to be used. Provide learners with a complete explanation on how to calculate the area of a rectangle. After this process is covered, they will see how they can use rectangles to calculate the area of...
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Properties of Polygons, Same-Length Sides

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Can your third graders spot the differences between these geometric shapes? After studying several sections of triangles, rectangles, and other polygons, learners circle the shape described in each set of instructions. For extra...
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Properties of Polygons, Parallel Sides, and Right Angles

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Have fun with shapes! Third graders read a set of instructions and circle the shape in the description. They work on recognizing parallel sides and right sides. Use this resource as homework after your geometry lesson.
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Tiling the Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students see how to identify regular polygons, how to slide, turn and flip polygons, and why certain polygons tessellate better than others. Groups create a one foot square design to be used to tile the classroom. Great lesson plan!
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2-Dimensional Shapes: Naming Shapes

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Get to know eight shapes by name: square, rectangle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, and octagon. Young geometers write the correct name below each of these shapes, using a word bank for guidance. Then, they draw two of the shapes (hexagon...