# Shape Up

A. Wills
Multiple Subject Teacher

This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of various grade appropriate shapes.

## Length of Time: 15-20 Minutes

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### Common Core Alignment

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.1 - Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.1 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

## Objectives & Outcomes

Students will create shapes using pipe cleaners to show knowledge of grade appropriate shapes.

## Materials Needed

Pipe cleaners (or play dough)

## Procedure

### Opening to Lesson

• Ask students to name as many shapes as they can.
• Ask if they can draw each shape as it is named.
• List the shapes on a board or large sheet of paper as they are named.

### Body of Lesson

• Give students several pipe cleaners to use in this activity.
• Tell students that you will point to and name a shape that is written on the board and you want them to make that shape with their pipe cleaners.
• Explain that when they are finished they are to hold their shape up.

### Closing

• Have students hold each shape up as it is complete.
• Allow students to see what they can create with the pipe cleaners after the activity is complete.

## Assessment & Evaluation

The students will accurately create five of seven given shapes using pipe cleaners or another medium.

## Modification & Differentiation

Special needs students may be given extended time or fewer shapes.

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