This lesson will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of various grade appropriate shapes.
Grade Level: 1 - 3rd
Length of Time: 15-20 Minutes
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.
Pipe cleaners (or play dough)
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.
- 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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