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Mathematics - 3rd Grade
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Lesson Plans  
Standard 3
Students will describe and analyze attributes of two-dimensional shapes.
Objective 1
Describe and compare attributes of two-dimensional shapes.
USOE-Approved Lesson Plans   USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
  • Hammer Time!
    Students will predict, observe, and compare what happens when a force is applied to an object.
  • The Earth Is Flat
    This lesson Standard will help students understand that the shape of Earth and the moon are spherical and that Earth rotates on its axis to produce the appearance of the sun and the moon moving through the sky.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans   Lesson Plans
  • Properties of Parallelograms and Rectangles
    Dynamic geometry software provides an environment in which students can explore geometric relationships and make and test conjectures. In this example, properties of rectangles and parallelograms are examined. The emphasis is on identifying what distinguishes a rectangle from a more general parallelogram.
  • Shapes at Work
    Students record shapes that they find around them, identifying those that can be used to solve practical problems and build larger structures. Students will explore the uses of various shapes and record their findings in a science journal.
  • What's In a Shape?
    The purpose of this lesson is to explore characteristics of shapes by making and using tangram sets; to discover how the tangram pieces are related to one another; and to determine how many different combinations of the triangles, squares, and parallelograms in tangram sets can make a given shape.
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