Shapes and geometry… two of my favorite math units to teach. There are so many creative ways to teach about shapes, and let’s face it, it’s a whole lot more FUN than teaching primary students to unbundle, decompose, regroup, and subtract across zeros!
Connect Shapes to Popular Culture
Students relate and respond when learning is connected to movies, books, and songs they love! They can’t help but to get up and move to What Does the Fox Say? especially when you change the words to What does the SHAPE say!
Use the kid-friendly Just Dance version by Ylvis on YouTube to introduce your unit.
Make A Shapes Anchor Chart
Create a What Does the SHAPE Say? chart that serves as a lesson visual AND a game board. Use 2D or 3D shapes to make your lesson come alive!
Play a version of I Have, Who Has for students to identify shapes and their attributes.
Include Shapes Read Alouds
Make Assessing Shapes Fun!
Incorporate Writing About Shapes
Animate Your Shapes Crafts!
Make A Shapes Movie!
Munch On 2D Shapes During Math Class!
Quote Your Quadrilaterals!
We did some quadrilateral quotations at the start of our unit. This no prep activity is a lot of fun! Students draw a quadrilateral and add some wiggly eyes. They then use quotation marks correctly to quote the quadrilateral!
Incorporate A Shapes STEM Challenge
I hope you’ve found some ideas you can use in your classroom while teaching about shapes. Be sure to follow by email below so you won’t miss a post! For more classroom ideas & inspiration you can find me onFind more information and a video of the experiment on creeksidelearning.com.
Happy teaching friends!
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