Lesson 4

Points and Lines All Around

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice identifying parallel and intersecting lines and drawing them.

Lesson Narrative

In this lesson, students identify parallel and intersecting lines in the world around them—in a map of a neighborhood, in the letters of the alphabet, in some part of their classroom, and in familiar logos. They apply their understanding to represent and draw a part of their environment that shows such lines and to create a new logo with these types of lines. The synthesis of this lesson further highlights the presence and necessity of parallel and intersecting lines in real life.

In future lessons, students will use their understanding of lines that intersect to talk about angles.

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Draw figures with parallel and intersecting lines.
  • Identify parallel and intersecting lines in figures and drawings.

Student Facing

  • Let’s find parallel and intersecting lines all around us.

Required Materials

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Gather Collect and Display charts from previous lessons.
  • Each student will need access to their personal word walls created in previous lessons. 

CCSS Standards


Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What strategy did most students use in their work today? What strategy did you anticipate today? Which did you not anticipate?

Suggested Centers

  • Rolling for Fractions (3–5), Stage 2: Multiply a Fraction by a Whole Number (Supporting)
  • Compare (1–5), Stage 7: Multi-digit Operations (Supporting)

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