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67 reviewed resources for geometric shapes and everyday objects

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Identifying Geometric Shapes in Everyday Life

For Teachers K - 3rd
Elementary school learners explore the concept of geometric shapes, focusing on the circle, triangle, square, and rectangle. They look at photographs to find "hidden shapes." The youngsters discuss all the shapes that can be found all...
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2D and 3D Geometric Shapes

For Teachers K Standards
Mathematicians examine everyday objects around the classroom to categorize them as two or three-dimensional. Following a group discussion, pairs work collaboratively to identify objects. Independently, scholars complete a practice page. 
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Geometric Shapes: Everyday Objects

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this shapes worksheet, students analyze pictures of common objects. Students mark the geometric shape that each item is shaped like. Note: There is a misspelled word on the page.
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Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Shape

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Ask elementary learners to explore shapes in everyday objects. They will discuss the elements of design and describe the shapes they see in visual images. Students will then design and "build" a new 3D shape. Finally they will show and...
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Plane Shapes on Solid Shapes

For Students 2nd - 4th
Plane shapes from solid shapes? Guide your mathematicians to discovery in this tracing activity, during which they find plane shapes from the faces of solid objects. The 4 objects include a party hat, cereal box, pyramid, and can. The...
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Everyday Objects with Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars explore geometric shapes.  In this geometry and language development lesson, students take a walk and look for shapes in the objects outdoors.  Young scholars match each of four individual  paper shapes they are carrying...
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Match the Shape

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
In this visual discrimination worksheet, students match the circle, triangle, rectangle, and square to the appropriate everyday objects that have those shapes.
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Match the Shape

For Students K - 2nd
In this geometry skills practice worksheet, learners respond to 4 questions that require them to match everyday items as the geometric shapes they represent.
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3-D Shape Sort

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
From the apple on your desk and the coffee cup in your hand, to the cabinets along the classroom wall, basic three-dimensional shapes are found everywhere in the world around us. Introduce young mathematicians to the these common figures...
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Shapes Are Everywhere

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover geometric shapes by drawing everyday still objects.  In this illustration lesson, 3rd graders discuss drawing techniques applying to still life and practice these techniques in class.  Students  identify the...
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Exploring Geometry in the Real World

For Teachers K - 1st
Students find real-world examples of a variety of geometric shapes. They conduct research, record observations, and write descriptions. They create a classroom cityscape and highlight the information they gathered. They present an oral...
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Identifying Geometry Figures

For Teachers 3rd
Learners play a game involving geometric shapes in this resource. As a review of geometric figures, including rectangles, quadrilaterals, triangles, etc., this activity could be used as part of unit on this topic.
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Solid Figures

For Students K - 5th Standards
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life it's easy to forget that geometric shapes are everywhere in the world around us. As they complete this shape identification worksheet, young mathematicians realize that many common real-life...
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COVERED IN QUILTS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners create a quilt block, using several colors and an assortment of geometric shapes. They identify two dimensional geometric shapes and objects in everyday situations. They experiment in color mixing with various media.l
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Faces of Three Dimensional Objects - Grade One

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Three dimensional objects are not flat! Young learners explore 3-D shapes and their many faces. Have them find some of the 3-D objects in their environment, such as: spheres, rectangular prisms, cones, cubes, cylinders, and pyramids....
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Faces of Three-Dimensional Objects - Grade One

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
First graders recognize and identify two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. Given objects such as oatmeal containers, balls, and cracker boxes, pupils explore the faces, edges and shape of the object. In groups, they locate...
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Hexagons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars find a pattern from a geometric sequence and write the formula for extending it. The learning exercise includes a table to complete plus four analysis questions. It concludes with instructional implications for the teacher.
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Geometric Solids

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify various shapes in everyday objects. in pairs, 1st graders go on a shape field trip to locate various objects of different shapes. They photograph the objects and later use the prints to write sentences describing...
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Magician Squares

For Teachers K - 3rd
Elementary school learners investigate the attributes of a square. They discover that squares are polygons and examine squares found in everyday life. They concentrate on connecting the word, square, with the shape. As an extension,maybe...
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Shaping up the Circus Train

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize and distinguish various shapes in everyday objects. They name simple shapes. They write names of the shapes that they find in the image of a circus train.
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Geometry: Area Project

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify and use area formulas for finding the area of geometric shapes.
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Building Big and Strong

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Middle and high schoolers explore the concepts of architectural rigidity. They analyze a variety of polygons, and explain why some shapes add more strength to structures than others. The PBS video, "Building Big," is utilized in this plan.
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Symmetrical Objects

For Teachers 4th
In order to better understand how to locate a plane of symmetry in 3-dimensional objects, learners create a dance. The class reviews dance and math symmetry, then they practice making symmetrical shapes and movements with a partner. They...
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Seismic Waves

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students study seismic waves. In this science instructional activity, students create seismic waves using everyday objects. Students discuss the different types of seismic waves and observe the effects of seismic waves on gelatin.