Identifying Basic Shapes (2D and 3D) - Lesson Plan
Title: Identifying Basic Shapes (2D and 3D)
Learning Objectives (Students Will Be Able To...)
● Identify basic shapes (including 2D and 3D)
● Understand how many parts make a whole
● Use mathematical language of halves, thirds and fourths
● Develop fine motor skills by building shapes
● Magnetic Tiles
● Laminated labels for halves, thirds and fourths
Introduce the names of basic 2D shapes by watching this short video clip:
Discuss what these shapes look like around us in our daily lives.
-What is an object that is a circle? A square? A rectangle? Etc.
Have students sort the magnetic tiles into 2 groups: triangles and squares.
Have students make a magnetic square by using 2 triangles and label it as halves.
-Make a rectangle by using 3 squares and label it thirds.
-Make a big square using 4 smaller squares and label it as fourth.
-Discuss the mathematical concept of fractions with students.
Were all students engaged and participating?
Which activity went very well/not so well?
Were students able to recall the words halves, thirds, and fourths? Did students understand the concept of fractions?