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Stop, Look, and Find Shapes In Our Environment

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Lynne Luallen, Gardendale Elementary School

Dr. Cassie Raulston, University of


Gardendale Elementary School, Jefferson County School System

University of Montevallo



This podcast gives students a preview of shapes in their environment. Students explore their school to find shapes in their everyday environment while using digital cameras to take pictures of their findings.

Length: 01:20

Content Areas: Math, Technology Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

TC2 (K-2)
8. Use digital environments to exchange ideas with individuals or groups.
Examples: other states, other countries
  • Producing digital works collaboratively
  • Examples: developing shared writing projects, creating language experience stories
    TC2 (K-2)
    10. Design original works using digital tools.
    Examples: tools—digital drawing tools, music software, word processing software, digital cameras
    MA2015 (K)
    17. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to. [K-G1]
    MA2015 (K)
    21. Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes. [K-G5]
    MA2015 (K)
    22. Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. [K-G6]
    Example: "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle'"


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