**Shapes (Geometric)**

Violet M. Nash Spencer Math and Science Academy

214 North Lavergne

Chicago IL 60644

(312) 534-6150

**Objective**:

The student will be able to identify geometric shapes using colors and math

problems. Designed for second grade.

**Materials Needed**:

Magic Marker (black or navy)

Neon Construction Paper (five colors)

Index Cards

Magnetic Tape

Scissors

Name and Diagram of eight geometric shapes:

Circle

Square

Diamond

Rectangle

Triangle

Hexagon

Octagon

Pentagon

**Strategy**:

Cut out each of the above shapes in five different colors (40 shapes).

Cut one extra set of shapes with the proper name that correctly identifies that

shape and use for demonstration.

Write primary math problems (using four operations) on index cards, select four

exact answers per problem, and tape a card to back side of neon paper.

Using magnetic tape, scatter 40 designs and attach to magnetic board.

Divide class into two equal teams, one captain per team, and designate playing

area for each team.

Place demonstration shapes beside (for reference) scattered shapes.

**Activity**:

Alternate one player from each team to call the color and shape (e.g. yellow

hexagon and blue pentagon) and the captain of that player's team will turn the

cards over to show math problems. Player must state the problems and the

answers. If the answers are a match (e.g. 5+5=10 and 20-10=10), that player

continues to play until no match is made. As the first player moves to the end

of their team's line, play begins with the next person in line on the opposite

team. Points may be assigned by giving a number value for every match

obtained. The team with the highest number of matches or the most points is the

winner.

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