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Title: Am I a Circle, Square, Triangle, or Rectangle?
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This is a lesson plan for teaching students to identify circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles and
to be able to talk about shapes.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] [MA2013] (0) 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. [KG1]
Am I a Circle, Square, Triangle, or Rectangle?
http://school.family...
This is a lesson plan for teaching students to identify circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles and
to be able to talk about shapes.
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Title: Education World  Circles, Squares, Triangles and Rectangles
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This web site contains a variety of activities for teaching students about shapes.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (1) 19: Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and threesided) versus nondefining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes. [1G1] [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] [MA2013] (0) 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. [KG1]
Education World  Circles, Squares, Triangles and Rectangles
http://www.education...
This web site contains a variety of activities for teaching students about shapes.
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Title: IXL Math  Identify Circles, Squares, and Triangles
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This page asks students to select a circle, square, or triangle.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] [MA2013] (0) 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. [KG1]
IXL Math  Identify Circles, Squares, and Triangles
http://www.ixl.com/m...
This page asks students to select a circle, square, or triangle.
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Title: Polygon or Not?
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Polygon or Not is a fun interactive game that requires the player to quickly categorize shapes as either a polygon or not.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] [MA2013] (1) 19: Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and threesided) versus nondefining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes. [1G1]
Polygon or Not?
http://www.mathplay...
Polygon or Not is a fun interactive game that requires the player to quickly categorize shapes as either a polygon or not.
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Title: Math Makes a Connection: Patterns with Polygons
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In this interactive website, students use polygons to construct tessellations.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] [MA2013] (0) 22: Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. [KG6] [MA2013] (1) 20: Compose twodimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, halfcircles, and quartercircles) or threedimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape. (Students do not need to learn formal names such as "right rectangular prism.") [1G2] [MA2013] (2) 24: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. (Sizes are compared directly or visually, not compared by measuring.) Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. [2G1]
Math Makes a Connection: Patterns with Polygons
http://connectedmath...
In this interactive website, students use polygons to construct tessellations.
Learning Activities
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Title: Shape Worksheets
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This page offers a number of shape worksheets. Many of the shape worksheets incorporate color recognition, fine motor skills, numbers, and concepts such as large and small.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2]
Shape Worksheets
http://www.tlsbooks....
This page offers a number of shape worksheets. Many of the shape worksheets incorporate color recognition, fine motor skills, numbers, and concepts such as large and small.
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Title: Story of Shapes
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Short animation describing a square, a triangle, a circle, and a star.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2]
Story of Shapes
http://www.storyplac...
Short animation describing a square, a triangle, a circle, and a star.
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Title: Shapes
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This page has several ideas for teaching shapes.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2]
Shapes
http://www.hubbardsc...
This page has several ideas for teaching shapes.
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Title: Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Square...
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This lesson reinforces the idea of shapes in the environment by asking students to use twodimensional shapes (e.g., circle, triangle, square, rectangle, oval) to create a picture.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 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. [KG1] [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2]
Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Square...
http://www.fldoe.org...
This lesson reinforces the idea of shapes in the environment by asking students to use twodimensional shapes (e.g., circle, triangle, square, rectangle, oval) to create a picture.
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Title: The Shape of Things
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This lesson is designed to help children see how a few simple shapes make up many of things we have in the world. It includes activities to give students experience with identifying and naming shapes.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] [MA2013] (0) 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. [KG1]
The Shape of Things
http://www.mathsolut...
This lesson is designed to help children see how a few simple shapes make up many of things we have in the world. It includes activities to give students experience with identifying and naming shapes.
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Title: IXL Math  Identify Circles, Squares, and Triangles
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This page asks students to select a circle, square, or triangle.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] [MA2013] (0) 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. [KG1]
IXL Math  Identify Circles, Squares, and Triangles
http://www.ixl.com/m...
This page asks students to select a circle, square, or triangle.
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Title: Shapes
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This page contains a pdf of geomertic shapes in bold color.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2]
Shapes
http://www.abcteach....
This page contains a pdf of geomertic shapes in bold color.
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Title: Do2Learn: Shapes
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This site provides multiple ideas with printable activities to teach basic shapes.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2]
Do2Learn: Shapes
http://www.do2learn....
This site provides multiple ideas with printable activities to teach basic shapes.
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Title: Rotational Symmetry
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Students demonstrate rotational symmetry using pattern blocks.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 18: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] [MA2013] (2) 24: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. (Sizes are compared directly or visually, not compared by measuring.) Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. [2G1] [MA2013] (4) 28: Recognize a line of symmetry for a twodimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify linesymmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry. [4G3]
Rotational Symmetry
http://mathforum.org...
Students demonstrate rotational symmetry using pattern blocks.

