Lesson 10

Center Day 2 (optional)

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to work with shapes.

Lesson Narrative

This lesson is optional because it is an opportunity for extra practice that not all classes may need. In Activity 1, students learn stage 2 of the How Are They the Same? center, which was first introduced in grade 1. In this new stage, called Grade 2 Shapes, students develop their understanding of shapes by finding shared attributes. In Activity 2, students choose to continue working on How Are They the Same?, or choose between two previously introduced centers focused on shapes.

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Describe shapes using defining attributes.
  • Draw and name shapes based on defining attributes.

Student Facing

  • Let’s work with shapes.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Shape Cards Grade 2

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Each group of 2 needs the shape cards used in previous lessons.

Activity 2:

Gather materials from:

  • How Are They the Same?, Stage 2
  • Which One?, Stage 3
  • Can You Draw It?, Stage 2

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 25 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

When do your students feel successful in math? How do you know?

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