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Stamp it here, stamp it there, stamp it where?
Using a drawing program (Kid Pix), students will integrate English Language Arts and Technology Skills as they work with Geometry skills.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Mary Rizzo.
Shapes
Students will use the Kid Pix Studio Deluxe computer software program to draw a circle, square, rectangle, and triangle. They will be instructed to make the shapes a certain color and size. Then they will print their work.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Information Skills and Mathematics)
By Di Small.
MyPyramid: Eat a variety of foods
In Food for thought: Elementary lessons on nutrition and healthy living, page 1.1
Foods and their packaging come in many different shapes. In this kindergarten lesson plan from the Food for Thought nutrition curriculum, students learn about the food groups found in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid and look for foods, packaging, and cooking utensils shaped like squares and rectangles.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Healthful Living and Mathematics)

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Tracing and drawing
Students will continue to discuss attributes of triangles. They will trace and draw triangles individually, recognize objects in their environment that are shaped like triangles, and explain to the class how they recognized the shape. Students will:... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Three sides
This lesson, one of a five-part unit from Illuminations titled “Investigating Shapes: Recognizing, Constructing, and Identifying Triangles,” students identify and recognize triangles using multiple representations. Students use attribute-blocks... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Teaching shapes using read-alouds, visualization, and sketch to stretch
This ReadWriteThink lesson encourages strategic reading and real-world math connections using a variety of techniques. Students explore shape and pattern through an adapted sketch to stretch strategy and read-alouds of winter-themed books. In the final... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–2 English Language Arts and Mathematics)
Provided by: ReadWriteThink
Shapes art
In this lesson, one of a five-part unit from Illuminations titled “Mathematics and Children's Literature,” students participate in activities in which they focus on connections between mathematics and children's literature. They listen to the... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 English Language Arts)
Provided by: Illuminations
Shape hunt
The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to give students opportunities to recognize, describe, build, and explore shapes in many different contexts. In this investigation, students look for examples of patterns and shapes in both the natural... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–2 Mathematics)
Provided by: Science Netlinks
Making virtual triangles
This lesson, one of a five-part unit from Illuminations titled “Investigating Shapes: Recognizing, Constructing, and Identifying Triangles,” students identify and recognize triangles using multiple representations interactive electronic geoboards... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Making triangles
In this lesson, one of a four-part unit from Illuminations titled “Ladybug Adventures — Learning Geometry and Measurement Concepts,” students use 45- and 90-degree angles to create triangles and develop an understanding of the relationship... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Making rectangles
In this lesson, one of a four-part unit from Illuminations titled “Ladybug Adventures — Learning Geometry and Measurement Concepts,” students use their knowledge of numbers, measurement and geometry to plan the steps necessary for a ladybug... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Investigating the concept of triangle and properties of polygons
This two-part example from Illuminations describes activities using interactive geoboards to help students identify simple geometric shapes, describe their properties, and develop spatial sense. This first part, Making Triangles, focuses attention on the... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–2 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
I've seen that shape before
In this lesson from Illuminations, students learn the names and explore properties of solid geometric shapes. In a variety of activities, students use physical models of simple solid shapes, and identify these shapes in the real-world and in pictures found... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
How do you build triangles?
In this lesson, the second in a four-part unit from Illuminations titled “Triangles,” students investigate basic properties of triangles. They then investigate the relationships among basic geometric shapes and communicate their findings to... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Going on a shape hunt: Integrating math and literacy
In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students are introduced to shapes through appropriate children's books and many different learning modalities. They then learn shape names, locate shapes in their environment, practice spelling out the names of items and shapes... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Mathematics)
Provided by: ReadWriteThink
Geoboards
This lesson, one of a five-part unit from Illuminations titled “Investigating Shapes: Recognizing, Constructing, and Identifying Triangles,” students identify and recognize triangles using multiple representations, locate triangles in their... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Adjective monster
In this ARTSEDGE lesson, students explore the connections between visual art and language arts, and how both are used to creatively tell stories and express emotions. Students read the book Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley. They are... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade K–2 Visual Arts Education, English Language Arts, and Mathematics)
Provided by: ArtsEdge