Identify three-dimensional (solid) geometric figures, including cubes, spheres, cones, cylinders, and rectangular prisms.
Identifying two-dimensional shapes as faces of three-dimensional figures
Locating three-dimensional figures in the enbironment
Recognizing real-life examples of line symmetry Example: recognizing a line of symmetry in a piece of folded paper
Shape Hunt Students are introduced to the idea of shapes through a read-aloud session with an appropriate book. They then use models to learn the names of shapes, work together and individually to locate shapes in their real-world environment, practice spelling out the names of items/shapes they locate, and reflect in writing on the process. This lesson provides opportunities to engage students using many different learning modalities. Can be adapted for use with Tech COS 10
Exploring Geometry In this lesson students will learn to recognize three dimensional models; describe attributes of solids and make comparisons between different solids.
Important Shapes Students will learn the attributes of 3 dimensional solid shapes. This lesson uses the book titled the Important Book by Margret Brown.
Identifying Solid Figures This is a hands-on activity in which students identify and learn the characteristics of solid figures. Figures studied are squares (cubes), rectangles (rectangular prisms), circles (cylinders, cones and spheres), ovals, and triangles (cones). Candy is used to represent the shapes in the activity.
Shapes in the Classroom This lesson will teach students to identify solid figures found in the classroom and in magazines. Students will also learn more about solid figures using the Internet. Also supports Tech COS 2, 7
Shape, Space, and Measure: Shape This is an interactive web site that gives students practice in identifying attributes of solid shapes. Click on the link "Shape" to access this activity.
Buzzing With Shapes Tic tac toe with shapes; drag the counter to the shape that has that amount of sides.
Solid Figure Factory This site allows students to practice identifying solid figure shapes. When the student correctly identifies the shape, a machine makes the shape into an object the student may see in everyday life.