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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.1

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.

  • Geometry (K.G) - Core Guide
    The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Kindergarten Mathematics - Geometry (K.G)
  • Georgia Standards of Excellence Mathematics
    GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO) is a free, public website providing information and resources necessary to help meet the educational needs of students. The goal of this web site is to provide information that will enhance and support teaching and learning of Georgia standards.
  • Kindergarten Mathematics (Engage NY)
    In order to assist educators with the implementation of the Common Core, the New York State Education Department provides curricular modules in Pre-K-Grade 12 English Language Arts and Mathematics that schools and districts can adopt or adapt for local purposes.
  • Kindergarten Mathematics Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes (Engage NY)
    Module 2 explores two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Students learn about flat and solid shapes independently as well as how they are related to each other and to shapes in their environment. Students begin to use position words when referring to and moving shapes. Students learn to use their words to distinguish between examples and non-examples of flat and solid shapes.
  • Kindergarten Unit 3: Sophisticated Shapes (Georgia Standards)
    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.
  • Shape Hunt Part 1
    This game is a scavenger hunt. It can be played indoors or outdoors. In the play area, the teacher should scatter 6 shapes cut out of construction paper attached to whatever appropriate surfaces are nearby. The shapes should be clearly numbered. Students go out to the play area with a blank paper with 6 empty slots. When the student finds a shape they should copy it to their own paper in the appropriate spot.
  • Shape Hunt Part 2
    The main difference between this task and part 1 is that students are now given the task of finding and identifying real-world shapes in their environment.
  • Shape Sequence Search
    Given a bingo-like sheet showing various shapes the student must find the sequence of shapes that the teacher reads, e.g. triangle-rectangle-rectangle-circle.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialists - Patricia  Stephens-French or Molly  Basham and see the Mathematics - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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