K.3 Flat Shapes All Around Us
Unit Goals
 Students identify, describe, analyze, compare, and compose twodimensional shapes.
Section A Goals
 Recognize and describe shapes in the environment.
 Use informal language to describe and compare shapes and their attributes.
Section B Goals
 Explore shapes by putting shapes together to form larger shapes.
Section A: Exploring Shapes in Our Environment
Problem 1
Describe some of the shapes you see in the picture.
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Problem 2

Circle the shape that is the same as 
Circle the shape that is the same as
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Problem 3
How are the shapes alike?
How are they different?
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Problem 4
Circle the shapes that have curved sides.
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Problem 5
Cross out the shapes that are not triangles.
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Problem 6
Cross out the shapes that are not rectangles.
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Problem 7
Circle the rectangle that is longer.
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Problem 8

Connect the dots.
What shape did you draw? 
Connect the dots.
What shape did you draw?  Draw a shape with 4 sides and 4 corners on the dot paper
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Problem 9
What shapes do you see in this picture?
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Problem 10
Exploration
 Where do you see triangles in this picture?
 Where do you see rectangles in this picture?
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Problem 11
Exploration
 How many different size squares do you see?
 How many squares do you see altogether?
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Section B: Making Shapes
Problem 1

Fill in the pattern block puzzle.

How many green triangles did you use?

How many yellow hexagons did you use?
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Problem 2

Color in all of the squares.

How many squares did you color?
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Problem 3
Fill in the puzzle.
Can you fill in the puzzle a different way?
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Problem 4
 Build a shape with a hexagon, 3 triangles, and a square.
 Describe where the square is in the shape.
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Problem 5
What shapes do you recognize in the picture?
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Problem 6
Exploration
How many different ways can you fill in the puzzle?
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Problem 7
Exploration

Fill in the pattern block puzzle in some different ways.
 Jada filled in the puzzle with 9 pattern blocks.
Which pattern blocks do you think Jada used?  Can you fill in the puzzle with 3 pattern blocks?
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