Unit Plan

Describing 2-D and 3-D Shapes


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Students will identify, describe, and analyze two- and three-dimensional shapes. Students will:

  • identify and name familiar shapes in the classroom.

  • learn key geometry vocabulary.

  • describe key attributes of two- and three-dimensional shapes.

  • sort shapes based on attributes.

  • create shapes by folding and cutting paper.

  • identify and draw lines of symmetry.

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  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards 2000.

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I like how this unit plan offers a varied approach to learning. The numerous activities and games are sure to engage students throughout the lessons."Tangram Puzzles" in materials and resources would be a great way to enrich this unit.

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