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Mining Shapes

For Teachers K
In this 2-D shapes lesson, kindergarteners review plane shapes attributes. They engage in a shape hunt in the classroom and create art using plane shapes. A good, hands-on lesson!
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Branding Circles, Squares, Rectangles, Triangles

For Teachers K
Compare and classify 2-D shapes! Kindergarteners inspect the attributes of plane shapes and examine shapes in everyday life. They label the circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles they find. This is the website where you can find the...
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Compare 2-D Shapes

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore and analyze plane shapes. In this plane shapes lesson, 2nd graders evaluate shape attributes to classify shapes correctly. Students work in groups to create different shapes.
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Roundup Shapes

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Let's study 2-D shapes! Young mathematicians compare and classify shapes according to attributes. They evaluate shape riddles and predict the shape being described. Here is the website where you can find the...
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Shapes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify attributes of different geometric shapes. In this geometry lesson, students view a  PowerPoint presentation on shapes and use attribute blocks to examine the corners and edges of each shape. Students work together to...
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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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Classifying Triangles Based On Properties of Angles

For Teachers 5th Standards
The interactive lesson featured here calls for the use of a Smartboard for sorting and classifying shapes. Then, pupils discuss the rules they followed for sorting their shapes, particularly focusing on the properties of angles. While...
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Roundup Shapes

For Teachers K
Shapes are all around us! Kindergartenrs identify shapes in their world and guess the shape being described. They participate in a shape hunt.
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Geometric Shapes at the OK Corral

For Teachers K
Students explore regular geometric shapes. In this shapes lesson, students investigate geometric shapes in the world around them. Students differentiate between regular and irregular shapes.
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Shaping Up with Nature at Black Bayou Lake

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners visit a local lake refuge and identify shapes they find in nature. They take pictures of the various shapes and use KidPix to draw shapes around the shapes in the pictures. They watch a slideshow of all the shapes found by their...
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Investigation: Sorting and Classifying

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore geometry by creating shapes with construction paper. In this shape characteristics lesson, 5th graders identify the different attributes that make up specific shapes and create them using construction paper, rulers,...
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Classifying Polygons

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students classify geometric shapes. In this polygon lesson, students use the computer program Geometer's Sketchpad as well as tangrams to explore polygons. Students compare and contrast the different shapes to classify them.
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Shape Makers

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Classify and explore shapes by giving learners opportunities to handle, describe and classify 2D and 3D shapes. Primary learners will sort objects such as triangles, squares, oblongs, circles, ovals, pentagons, hexagons, diamonds, boxes,...
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Classifying Triangles

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Building on young mathematicians' prior knowledge of three-sided shapes, this lesson series explores the defining characteristics of different types of triangles. Starting with a shared reading of the children's book The Greedy Triangle,...
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Shapes

For Teachers K
Learners participate in a number of hands-on shape-related activities. They match and sort shapes by attribute, read books about shapes, complete shape art projects and explore and compare parts of shapes.
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Shape, Color and Size

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders evaluate physical properties by utilizing descriptive vocabulary words. In this geometry characteristic lesson plan, 3rd graders identify different classroom items by their size, shape, color and attributes. Students...
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Introducing Geometric Shapes

For Teachers K - 1st
Students investigate geometric solids and discuss their attributes focusing on those that roll and those that slide. They predict where the shapes fit into a Venn diagram and discuss the actual placement.
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Study Jams! Classify Quadrilaterals

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Face the vertex of two-dimensional shapes and discover what each figure requires as part of its classification. With one shape per slide, learners see what makes each shape special and compare it to others with similar qualities. 
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Shapes are Everywhere

For Teachers 3rd
Multiple strategies in this lesson plan will enhance learners' knowledge of shapes. First, they will work in pairs to guess and explain a solid shape using math terms. Then, the class will observe a photograph of a large city and...
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I Can Build It.....Yes I Can!

For Teachers K
Kindergartners listen to a story read by their teacher, then use magnetic shape pieces to construct simple designes. They "build" their own house using pre-cut paper shapes. This age-appropriate lesson would be an excellent choice for...
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Yummy Apples!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young learners listen to a read aloud of Gail Gibbons book, Apples and the story A Red House With No Windows and No Doors. They compare characteristics of a number of kinds of apples, graph them and create a apple print picture. Learners...
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Classifying Shapes and Figures

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders classify geometric shapes and figures. In this geometry lesson plan, 4th graders use cut-outs of shapes and identify the faces and sides of each shape. Students use marshmallows and toothpicks to construct various shapes.
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Circles, Rectangles, Squares, Triangles

For Teachers K
Students identify, compare and classify the various shapes. In this shapes lesson plan, students listen to descriptions of shapes with words such as sides, angles, congruent, and parallel. Students then give the teacher examples of...
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Are These Right?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Is that a right triangle or a wrong triangle? Young mathematicians look at eleven different shapes and use a measuring tool of their choice to determine which triangles have right angles. Consider cutting out sets of the shapes to...