Lesson 9

Shapes Are Everywhere

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to use what they know about shapes and their attributes to name and describe shapes in the environment.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students described shapes that they saw in the environment. In this lesson, students use what they have learned about shapes throughout the section to name specific examples of shapes in their school environment. Students choose to either draw or create an example of a shape that they found. Students share their work with their classmates and answer questions about their shape.

  • Engagement
  • MLR7

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Name shapes and use informal language to describe attributes of shapes in the environment.

Student Facing

  • Let’s find shapes in our world.

Required Preparation

Activity 2:

  • Students need the straws from the previous lesson and pipe cleaners, string, or other art supplies.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • Build Shapes, Stages 1 and 2
    • Counting Collections, Stage 1
    • Which One, Stage 1
    • Picture Books, Stages 1–3
    • Bingo, Stages 1 and 2
    • Shake and Spill, Stages 1 and 2

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 5 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What opportunities are you giving students to reflect on their understanding of the mathematical content?

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