# Center

How Are They the Same? (1–5)

## Stage 1: Grade 1 Shapes

### Narrative

Students lay six shape cards face up. One student picks two cards that have an attribute in common. All students draw a shape that has a shared attribute with the two shapes. Students get a point if they draw a shape that no other student drew. It is possible that students will draw a shape with a different shared attribute than what the original student chose. This can be an interesting discussion for students to have.

**Variation: **

Students can choose a different shape card that matches, rather than draw a shape.

## Stage 2: Grade 2 Shapes

### Narrative

Students lay six shape cards face up. One student picks two cards that have an attribute in common. All students draw a shape that has a shared attribute with the two shapes. Students get a point if they draw a shape that no other student drew. It is possible that students will draw a shape with a different shared attribute than what the original student chose. This can be an interesting discussion for students to have.

**Variation: **

Students can write down a shared attribute of the shapes.

## Stage 3: Grade 3 Shapes

### Narrative

Students lay six shape cards face up. One student picks two cards that have an attribute in common. All students draw a shape that has a shared attribute with the two shapes. Students get a point if they draw a shape that no other student drew. It is possible that students will draw a shape with a different shared attribute than what the original student chose. This can be an interesting discussion for students to have.

**Variation: **

Students can write down a shared attribute of the shapes.

## Stage 4: Grade 4 Shapes

### Narrative

Students lay six shape cards face up. One student picks two cards that have an attribute in common. All students write an attribute that is shared by both shapes. Students get a point if they name an attribute that no other student wrote.

**Variation:**

Students can draw a shape that has a shared attribute with the given shapes.

## Stage 5: Grade 5 Shapes

### Narrative

Students lay six shape cards face up. One student picks two cards that have an attribute in common. All students write an attribute that is shared by both shapes. Students get a point if they name an attribute that no other student wrote.

**Variation: **

Students can draw a shape that has a shared attribute with the given shapes.