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Making Shapes (Grade 1)

Videos and songs to help Grade 1 kids learn how to compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

Common Core: 1.G.2

Learning Targets:

  • I can identify two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.
  • I can create new shapes using two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional shapes.
  • I can use concrete manipulatives (e.g., pattern blocks, attribute blocks, cubes, rectangular prisms, cones, cylinders, geoboards, paper & pencil,) to create composite shapes from 2 or 3 dimensional shapes

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More Lessons for Grade 1

Common Core for Grade 1

2D Shape Review

3D shape review
Make shapes from other shapes
Ways to make pattern block shapes.

Teaching with Tangrams
This video demonstrates the use of tangrams in the classroom.
Creating Composite Shapes - 1.G.2
In this video, students are shown how to create composite shapes from existing shapes. It relates to Standard 1.G.2 of the Common Core. Students are shown the process of using defining attributes to match with a composite shape.

How to Make Tangram Puzzle
Do you remember playing with tangram puzzles in school? A tangram is known as a dissection puzzle composed of seven geometric shapes that are put together in various ways to form shapes. A fun way for kids (and adults!) way to learn shapes and practicing eye hand coordination skills!
Problem Solving Development: Composing Shapes.

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