Lesson Plan ID: 
33013 
Title: 
Look Around and What Do You See Geometry 
Overview/Annotation: 
Students will learn how to identify geometric figures and their attributes in the world around them. This is a College and CareerReady Standards showcase lesson plan. 
Content Standard(s): 
MA2015(3)  24. Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories. [3G1] 

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Primary Learning Objective(s): 
Students will be able to identify and classify geometric figures according to their attributes. 
Additional Learning Objective(s): 

Approximate Duration of the Lesson: 
61 to 90 Minutes 
Materials and Equipment: 
Teacher:  Internet access
 Computers for students to use
 Math manipulatives
Students: 
Technology Resources Needed: 
Use interactive whiteboard tools to demonstrate the various polygons and there attributes being discussed. (Overhead projectors or document cameras may be used to discuss polygons and there attributes if interactive whiteboard is not available.) 
Background/Preparation: 
This lesson should follow a discussion on basic geometry about polygons or shapes. 
Procedures/Activities: 
 Before starting your lesson, let students take 3 to 5 minutes playing with math manipulatives. This will help keep their focus while lesson is being taught. Students will focus on manipulatives instead of lesson if this is not done.
 Review the definition of the term geometry, rectangle, triangle, circle, and other shapes you will be using in the lesson.
 Give students 5 to 6 minutes to list the various geometrical shapes found in the classroom.
 Allow students to group shapes according to their attributes.
 Use a class chart to list polygons or shapes found in the classroom and how they will be grouped.
 Discuss with students how people use polygons or shapes to build everything around them.
 Have student build a shape of something they would see in the world around them using their math manipulatives.
 Have students go to http://www.mathplayground.com/patternblocks.html to practice building more shapes they would see in the world around them.

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Assessment Strategies: 
Have students write an exit slip discussing geometric figures and their attributes. Have students build polygons with various materials they can find at home for homework to display in class. 
Acceleration: 
You can continue the lesson using build robots (see Boy+Bot for Grades K2). 
Intervention: 
Review in a small group polygons and their attributes. Continue to use manipulatives given by teacher to complete assignments. 

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
accommodations
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
shortterm memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

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