Lesson 3

Attributes that Define Shapes

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to describe geometric attributes of shapes.

• Engagement
• MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

• Describe and identify shapes using their distinguishing attributes.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

• Gather a set of quadrilateral cards from the previous lesson.

Activity 2:

• Each group of 2 needs a set of quadrilateral cards from the previous lesson.
• Each group of 2 will need a folder to hide the card during this activity.

Lesson Timeline

 Warm-up 10 min Activity 1 10 min Activity 2 25 min Lesson Synthesis 10 min Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Identify who participated in math class today. What assumptions are you making about those who did not participate?

Suggested Centers

• Can You Draw It? (1–5), Stage 2: Grade 2 Shapes (Supporting)
• How Are They the Same? (1–5), Stage 2: Grade 2 Shapes (Supporting)
• Which One? (K–5), Stage 3: Grade 2 Shapes (Supporting)