Math and Shapes in a Shoebox
Geometry for K-5
Barbara P. Lorde
Exploring: Triangles, Rectangles, Circles, and Squares
Students will identify the various shapes in their environment and creat e a pattern using various shapes.
Multi-pak construction paper, scissors, glue, pencils, and various shapes (triangles, rectangles, circle, and squares)
Cut out various shapes using multi-pak construction paper
Arrange shapes in patterns on large sheet of construction paper
Discuss pattern with classmates and teacher
Find the area of the rectangle - multiply the length by the with (levels 3-5)
Smaller students (k-2) count the squares
Find the perimeter of a triangle - measure the length of each edge with a ruler, then add the lengths to find the total (levels3-5)
Estimate the area and perimeter (levels 3-5)
Make a bar graph (levels K-5)
Math skills learned:
Counting, identifying colors, identifying shapes, making graphs, estimating, multiplying, arranging patterns and measuring
Language Arts Skills:
Arrange vocabulary words in alphabetical order
area, perimeter, rectangle, triangle, estimate, length, circle, edge, measure, square, total, bar graph, width,
patterns, colors, shapes, and multiplying.
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