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Values of Geometrical Shapes: How Many?

For Students 3rd - 6th
Practice analyzing shapes using this shape breakdown activity. Your scholars examine 2 shapes and 2 figures, identifying the number of faces, vertices, edges, and sides each has. The instructions remind students that an answer of "0" is...
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Crossword: Geometric Shapes

For Students 6th - 8th
Using a word bank, mathematicians fill out a crossword puzzle using 9 clues. Each clue describes a shape, using details such as the number of sides, angle degrees, and the shape category. For example: "A quadrilateral with four equal...
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Guess My Shape

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Learners play a game with shapes. They work in groups to identify the names and characteristics of various shapes. They give each other clues to see if others can identify the shape being described. This is a great hands on activity.
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Science of NFL Football: Geometric Shapes

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Ever wonder why a football has such an unsual shape? Find out with this video from the Science of Football colelction that examines how the geometric properties of a football make it perfectly suited for being thrown accurately over long...
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The Shape Song

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
As a review of geometric shapes, such as circles, triangles, and squares, this resource would be a terrific addition to a classroom lesson. The visuals are inviting and the number of sides to each figure are also identified. In addition,...
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Recognizing 3D Shapes, Part 3

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Do your first graders know the difference between cones and cylinders? Use this handy activity to help youngsters learn geometric shapes. With prisms, spheres, and pyramids, among others, this resource prompts pupils to identify each...
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Where's That Shape?

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Your kindergartners know their shapes - but can they identify their locations? A 3x3 grid contains geometric shapes such as diamonds, circles, and hexagons, and pupils locate the shapes within the grid. Which shape is underneath the...
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Write the 3-D Shape's Name, Part 2

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Geometry can be fun when you know the shapes! Twelve pictures of geometric shapes, including cones, pyramids, and spheres, prompt first graders to write the name of each shape in the space provided. Use the activity as a quiz or homework...
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Geo Shapes

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen as the book, "Try It With Triangles" is read to the class. They name the geometric shapes that they see in the story and view the Shape Vocabulary Cards as they name them from the book. They then cut out the...
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Geometric Shape Names

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Combine math and language arts in the same lesson with a reading passage about number prefixes in geometric shapes. After reading several short paragraphs about the different prefixes used in shape names, kids answer five comprehension...
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Drawing Basic Shapes

For Students 4th - 5th
Challenge your geometry class with this connect-the-dots activity! Scholars use a ruler to complete simple shapes through connecting dots in 6 shape-identification problems, and identify it from 4 choices: triangle, square, rectangle, or...
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Plane Shapes on Solid Shapes

For Students 2nd - 4th
Plane shapes from solid shapes? Guide your mathematicians to discovery in this tracing activity, during which they find plane shapes from the faces of solid objects. The 4 objects include a party hat, cereal box, pyramid, and can. The...
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Who Wants to Win Millions - Estimation, Shapes, Time, Fractions

For Teachers 2nd
What a great way to have learners review concepts relating to estimation, fractions, geometric shapes, and time! They play a game called Who Wants to Win Millions in order to practice these skills. The visuals are attractive and motivating.
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Shape Fractions

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Use shapes to visualize fractions! Elementary learners color 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10 of various shapes. A great addition to your fractions lesson, or to introduce geometry in your math unit.
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Shapes from Shapes

For Teachers K
Geometric shapes are really cool. Examine triangles, quadrilaterals, trapezoids, rhombuses, parallelograms, pentagons, and hexagons with your class. They draw large shapes and small shapes then compare them to understand their shapely...
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Sorting 2-Dimensional Shapes

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Explore shape attributes with young geometers as they sort nine shapes based on their corners. Scholars determine whether or not each shape has a square corner, drawing it in the appropriate space accordingly. They are encouraged to use...
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2-D Shape Cards

For Students K - 5th Standards
Add some visual support to your elementary geometry lessons with this set of printable shape cards. From triangles and squares to octagons and nanogons, this simple resource can be used in countless ways to develop children's knowledge...
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Identifying Congruent Geometric Shapes

For Teachers 2nd
With a hands on technique, learners identify congruent shapes during this lesson. Both in groups, and individually, they discuss whether the shapes used in the examples are congruent. Then they head to the computers and go to a website...
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Geometric Shapes and Figures

For Students 4th - 8th
Are your mathematicians figuring out the difference between shapes and figures? Using a simple, visual identification worksheet, learners analyze 2 shapes and 2 figures, answering 4 questions about each. Learners determine their...
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Fall into Healthy Shapes

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners identify geometric shapes by planting a fall garden. They start their seeds in containers that have different shapes, and keep track of their plants based on those shapes. This brilliantly designed and incredibly thorough...
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Geometric Shapes: Area and Perimeter

For Students 5th - 8th
There's a reason this worksheet is done in groups! Tricky word problems give geometry scholars a challenge as they use prior knowledge about shapes to find the area and perimeter given a few measurements. Students will enjoy discovering...
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Geometric Shapes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars discuss and explore various geometric shapes. They view a chart, identify geometric shapes in the classroom, and construct and label eight geometric shapes using Geo-boards and Popsicle sticks.
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Geometric Shape Cakes

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students become problem solvers and communicate geometrical ideas. In this geometrical shapes lesson, students make a cake template from geometrical shapes.
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Shaping Your World

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students describe geometric figures. They create pictures and list each shape they used to create their pictures. They discuss the importance of shapes in their lives and create ten different geometric shapes using the Drawing tools in...

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