Overlapping Rectangle

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Challenge young mathematicians' ability to compose and decompose shapes with this fun geometry puzzle. The goal is simple, locate all of the rectangles shown in a picture of three overlapping rectangles. Perform this activity as a whole class, in pairs, or as an independent learning activity, depending on the young scholars' needs. This activity is a great way to reinforce the definition of a rectangle and to show learners how shapes can be partitioned into smaller pieces.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Activity engages children in applying their knowledge of rectangles
  • Lesson also addresses second and third grade Common Core math standards
Cons

  • Teacher is required to recreate worksheets that include the image of overlapping rectangles
Common Core