Young learners often are exposed to basic shapes such as circles, squares, and triangles. The ability to identify, describe, and construct different shapes, and to identify and label positions in space are skills that students will need for future geometry lessons. In this unit, students engage in lessons that explore shapes in different capacities such as designing a living space with shapes or solving a shape puzzle without leaving white space between the shapes. These different lessons will provide students with the skills needed to master identifying, describing, and constructing different shapes in natural settings.
The unit includes six lessons that help students explore concepts individually before applying their learning to a final project:
Lesson One : Self -Reflection: Building an image of themselves using shapes.
Lesson Two: What shape is it? : Explore the environment for items that have shapes and identify that are all around.
Lesson Three: We’re going on a shape hunt. : Recognize shapes different orientations.
Lesson Four: Grab Bag: Describes differences and similarities between them several shapes.
Lesson Five: Puzzle Space: Solve a puzzle that uses all available space.
Lesson Six: Design Challenge: My Living Space : Create a living space model using shapes.
In collaboration with:
A Make Build Play project, part of a collaboration between the Junior League of San Jose and RAFT.