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Compose Shapes (Kindergarten)

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Examples, solutions, videos, and songs to help Kindergarten kids learn how to compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?”

Common Core: KG 6

Suggested Learning Targets:

  • I can put shapes together to make new shapes.
  • I can name the new shape that results from composing two simple shapes.
  • I can to use concrete materials (e.g. pattern blocks, tangrams, and shape models) to build composite figures
  • I can explain how I compose my shape and name what shapes I used to make the composite shape
Composing Shapes
Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. Problem Solving Development: Composing Shapes
Describes different developmental levels within the Composing Geometric Shapes. K.G.6 Compose Shapes. What can we make with triangles? a Fish! What can we make with circles? an Ice-cream! Tangrams: How to Make a Square
A quick and easy way to make a square using all 7 tangrams. Easy to remember for children and adults too. Tangrams - How to Make a Rectangle, Triangle, Parallelogram, Trapezoid.



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