Students will become more familiar with various geometric shapes by completing the games and activities in this lesson.
Main Curriculum Tie:
Mathematics Grade 2
Reason with shapes and their attributes. 1.
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.4 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
For each pair of students:
- The Fly on the Ceiling, a Math Myth, by Dr. Julie Glass;
- Not Enough Room, by Joanne Rocklin; ISBN 0-590-39962-4
- The Greedy Triangle, by Marilyn Burns; ISBN 0-590-48992-5
- Grandfather Tangís Story, by Ann Tompert; ISBN 0-517-88558-1
- Changes, Changes, by Pat Hutchins; ISBN 0-689-71137-9
- Pigs on the Ball, by Amy Axelrod; ISBN 0-689-83537-X
- Shape Up! Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons, by Nancy Tobin;
Background For Teachers:
Hexagon—a six-sided plane figure
Trapezoid—a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides
Parallelogram—a quadrilateral with two pairs of same-length sides
and two pairs of parallel sides
Square—a quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides, four right
angles (90 degrees, four sides of equal length)
Intended Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude toward mathematics
2. Become mathematical problem solvers
3. Reason mathematically
Invitation to Learn
Can you make shapes with a rope? Use a 12 ft. rope with knots tied at
one foot intervals and have students create a square, triangle, right
triangle, and hexagon.
How many of you like to play games? Today you will create designs
with pattern blocks and then play a game with your partner.
Pass out pattern blocks and the Letís Try It! handout. Have
students work with a partner.
Have students keep track of the number of each shape they use in
each of the three ways. Challenge the students to use the correct name
of each shape before placing it on the paper.
Beat Dino Hex -
- Use only yellow, green, and blue pattern blocks.
- Take turns adding one block at a time to the game board.
- Blocks must fit inside the lines.
- The player who places the last block loses the game.
- Reverse play by having players take turns removing the blocks.
- The player who takes away the last block wins!
Making Figures with Squares - Handout
- Color red rectangles made of three squares.
- Color blue shapes as indicated on the sheet.
- Follow the directions and fill the shapes using red, blue, or red
and blue shapes.
- Allow students to share their strategies for each activity. Use an
overhead copy of each activity and have students share their way
to solve that activity.
- Have student pairs share, with another pair, their way of covering
- Use the coloring activity to assess the Making Figures with
Created Date :
Oct 14 2004 09:16 AM