A small group activity to introduce shapes and their attributes to young learners in a relaxed and playful way.
Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.
K.G.2. Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Geometry||Identify And Describe Shapes (Squares, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles, Hexagons, Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, And Spheres)|||K.G.3. Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “”flat””) or three- dimensional (“”solid””).||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Geometry||Identify And Describe Shapes (Squares, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles, Hexagons, Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, And Spheres)|||K.G.4. Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/””corners””) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Geometry||Analyze, Compare, Create, And Compose Shapes|||K.MD.1. Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Measurement And Data||Describe And Compare Measurable Attributes|||K.MD.2. Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “”more of””/””less of”” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Measurement And Data||Describe And Compare Measurable Attributes|||K.MD.3. Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.3||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Measurement And Data||Classify Objects And Count The Number Of Objects In Each Category|||1.G.1. Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.||Common Core Mathematics||Grade 1||Geometry||Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes
2.1 Identify and describe common geometric objects (e.g., circle, triangle, square, rectangle, cube, sphere, cone).||CA Mathematics||Grade Kindergarten||03. Measurement and Geometry||2.0 Students identify common objects in their environment and describe the geometric features.|||2.2 Compare familiar plane and solid objects by common attributes (e.g., position, shape, size, roundness, number of corners).||CA Mathematics||Grade Kindergarten||03. Measurement and Geometry||2.0 Students identify common objects in their environment and describe the geometric features.
- Grades K-2