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Module 5 Geometric Shapes, Patterns, and Attributes (April)

The students will be exploring geometry concepts.  They will build, draw, and make comparisons of shapes.  They will learn what attributes define a shape and experience different orientations of shapes.  They will explore part-  whole relationships by combining shapes to form composite shapes and partition shapes into equal parts (fractions.) 
The students will be:
  • building and drawing shapes 
  • using defining attributes of shapes 
  • identify 2 dimensional shapes
  • identify 3 dimensional shapes
  • divide shapes into equal parts
  • describe the equal parts of a shape
Essential Questions
  1. How does geometry better describe objects?
  2. What are the attributes of various closed shapes?
  3. What are the attributes of various 3-D shapes?
  4. What shapes can you make by composing and decomposing squares, triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, hexagons, and circles?
  5. How are 2-D and 3-D shapes alike and different?
  6. How can you share a square sandwich with a friend so that you will both have the same amount?
Home Activities
  • Practice counting items to 120 (if your child was not proficient.
  • Identify various shapes and their attributes (faces, corners, edges, sides, and lines) found around your home.
  • Combine shapes to form new shapes
  • Cut apart shapes to form new shapes
  • Divide shapes into equal sized parts
  • Look for and name different shapes while riding in the car
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Jan Troyer,
Apr 22, 2015, 6:31 AM