Fun Ways to Teach Shapes That Get Kids Writing!
Looking for some seriously fun ways to teach 2D and 3D shapes? See how I use these high engagement lessons, games, and activities for students to learn about 2D & 3D shapes and attributes! They practice and I assess with the fun attribute booklets and I get my class writing about math with the shape fox craft! Such a fun way to get my 1st and 2nd grade kids moving while learning! Don't miss the FREE shapes munchie math printable in the post.
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!! & FREEBIE! - A Spoonful of Learning
1.6A Audience: First Grade. Behavior: Classify 2-dimensional shapes using informal geometric language. Condition: Ancho Chart. I would introduce some familiar 2D shapes and ask the students to identify how many sides and vertices using an anchor chart.
2D Shape Pizzas
Today my gorgeous class increased their knowledge of 2D shapes by making a 'Shape Pizza'. We used paper plates as the base of our pizzas. Students then coloured the paper plates to make the pizza base. I printed off the shapes onto different coloured paper and students cut them out and added them to their paper plates (pizzas). Students then completed the worksheet provided by recognising and counting how many shapes they had used to make their pizza. What a fun time we had! If you wish to…
Using 21st Century Skills To Create Our Own Math Games, a 3D Shape Challenge, and More
The kids really enjoyed the math challenges that I set out for them! Here are a few! One challenge was to use the their creative thinking skills and the materials shown below to create a math game! They were very creative! As they played the games with each other, they were learning and practicing patience, taking turns, collaboration and problem solving. They used speaking and listening skills as they taught the class how to play their games. One friend came up with the idea below. You roll…
Phew! Thank goodness the weekend is here. It has been a busy week, even though it was only 4 days long (yesterday was a PA Day thankfully!). Report cards are due at the end of the week, so guess what little old me is doing now...???? I'm sitting in front of this computer in my pj's (yes, still haven't showered) and decided I needed a much deserved break from those dreadful things. Hours in front of the computer is so DRAINING! Well, unless you are blog hopping! HA! Here's a little look at my…