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Mathematics Grade 1
Strand: GEOMETRY (1.G.) Standard 1.G.2
Mathematics Grade 1
Strand: GEOMETRY (1.G.) Standard 1.G.1
This activity will give the students opportunity to identify both abstract drawings of geometric solids and realistic shapes in the environment.
This activity will give the students opportunity to think mathematically and bridge from abstract drawings of geometric solids to realistic shapes in the environment. Students can display their knowledge of shape recognition using photographs. The students will deepen their understanding of geometric solids by writing a sentence about the geometric shape located in their photograph. Students will be given an opportunity to sort geometric solids and apply their understanding of skip counting by counting the solids after the sort is completed.
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.
Invitation to Learn
Read the book Round Is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes. This book becomes a discovery experience for things round, square and rectangular. Most of the objects are Asian in origin. A short glossary provides a cultural connection to the objects shown in the book.
Shape Field Trip
National Research Council. (2002). Helping Children Learn Mathematics. Mathematics Learning Study committee, J. Kilpatrick and J. Swafford, Editors. Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, p. 26.
This study outlines the five strands of mathematical proficiency. Proficiency is much more likely to develop when a mathematics classroom is a community of learners rather than isolated individuals. Questioning and discussion that encourages students thinking and problem solving strategies lead to greater understanding of mathematical concepts and ideas.
Blachowicz, C. & Fisher, P. J., (2006). Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, p. 102.
This book suggests that one of the easiest ways to review new words for familiar concepts is with exercises that require students to match meanings to words.