Mathematics Kindergarten

Strand: GEOMETRY (K.G)

Identify and describe shapes, including squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres (Standards K.G.1–3). Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes (Standards K.G.4–6).

Standard K.G.5

Model and create shapes from components such as sticks and clay balls.

• Alike or Different Game
In this task/game students are given a set of cards showing various shapes. The student pairs take turns drawing two cards and naming something that is the ALIKE or DIFFERENT between the two cards.
• Kindergarten Mathematics Module 6: Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes
Kindergarten comes to a close with another opportunity for students to explore geometry in Module 6. Throughout the year, students have built an intuitive understanding of two- and three-dimensional figures by examining exemplars, variants, and non-examples. They have used geometry as a context for exploring numerals as well as comparing attributes and quantities. To wrap up the year, students further develop their spatial reasoning skills and begin laying the groundwork for an understanding of area through composition of geometric figures.
• USBE Core Guide for Domain: Geometry (KG5)
This math guide provides academic vocabulary, instructional strategies, teacher resources, and assessment tasks for the Geometry domain.
• Unit 3: Sophisticated Shapes
Students describe their physical world using geometric ideas (e.g., shape, orientation, spatial relations) and vocabulary. They identify, name, and describe basic two-dimensional shapes, such as squares, triangles, circles, rectangles, and hexagons, presented in a variety of ways (e.g., with different sizes and orientations), as well as three-dimensional shapes such as cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres. They use basic shapes and spatial reasoning to model objects in their environment and to construct more complex shapes.

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