Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
Standard TypeMichigan State Math Standards
Warm up with a Mystery Math Mistake to tell whether Dotson's 10-frames represent a number more than his focus number. Examine a train to find shapes. Put together shapes to make familiar objects.
Warm up with a Mystery Math Mistake to build "one more." Hunt for different shapes within a picture. Describe and use attributes of shapes to tell if two shapes are the same. Match everyday objects with their shape.
Warm up with a Mystery Math Mistake to order numbers. Explore 4 shapes: triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles. Go on a Shape Hunt to see how many shapes you can find in a picture. Use attributes of shapes to help reveal a mystery shape.