Guess My Shape
Teachers and Students
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Shapes and Math
- Zini's Activities - Some fun lessons on shapes and sizes with pages to print out for teachers to photocopy.
- Shapes Around the World - An Internet collaborative for teachers and students regarding the shapes of the world, simple and complex. To preview the project, there are pages to visit. However, to participate, there is FREE registration required. This looks like fun.
- Bag It! Math Shapes Game - A fun game for younger students to learn to differentiate between size and shape.
- Geometry Unit - Lessons about shapes, angles, and three dimensions. Nice photos of students doing these great activities.
- Shapes Game - A quick an easy set-up creates this fun game about naming shapes and also colors of objects.
- A Fractals Lesson - Fractals for Elementary School and Middle School math and art lessons.
Shapes and Art
- Shel Silverstein's Shape Poem - A very short poem about a day in the life of shapes.
- Circles, Triangles and Squares by Tana Hoban. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1974. Tana Hoban's photos of shapes within our environment can spark interesting discoveries and discussions about shapes within shapes.
- Taking a Walk - A story about what we see when we walk around. It is told in both English and Spanish. With related activities.
- Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1986.
Rounded and angular shapes are presented through photographs of familiar objects such as a chair, barrettes, and a manhole cover. Encourage your students to find shapes and shapes within shapes as
in each picture.
- The Paper Crane by Molly Bang. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1985.
A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances.
- Origami in the Classroom Book I: Activities for Autumn through Christmas by Chiyo Araki. Rutland, VT: Charles Tuttle, 1965.
- Origami in the Classroom Book II: Activities for Winter through Summer by Chiyo Araki. Rutland, VT: Charles Tuttle, 1965.
- What Goes Around, Comes Around by Richard McGuire. Viking, 1995. This is a story about a little brother who loses his sister's doll, and the trip the doll takes around the world. Only a round Earth allows her trip to be possible.
- From Caterpillar to Butterfly - A book about the life cycle of the butterfly. A good story to learn about shapes of creatures.
- Word Lore - Carl's lessons on exploring words we use in this curriculum, such as where did the word "Sun" come from, or what is the difference between "daylight" and "day"?
Shapes in Stories
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