**Essential Questions: **

**Lesson Plans and Seeds**

- Lesson Plan A1: Eating shapes
*Lesson Seed A2: Exploration of Shapes*- Lesson Seed A 3: Geoboard Shapes
- Lesson Seed A4: Grab and Sort Shapes
- Lesson Seed A5: Hot Potato Shapes
- Lesson Seed A6: Making Shapes
- Lesson Seed A7: Painting Dot Shapes
- Lesson Seed A8: Roll and Match
- Lesson Seed A9: My Shape Book
- Lesson Seed A10: Spinner Shapes
- Lesson Seed A11: Shape Match
- Lesson Seed A12: Shape Hunt
- Lesson Seed A13: A Tin Full of Shapes

**Content Emphasis By Clusters in Grade PK**

**Progressions from Common Core State Standards in Mathematics**

Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.

**Content/Grade Level**

**Math:** Prekindergarten

**Domain:** Geometry

**Unit/Cluster:** Unit PK.G.A.1-2, Identify and describe two-dimensional shapes (circles, triangles; including square, which is a rectangle.

- Geometry and spatial sense offer ways to interpret and reflect on our physical environment.
- Analyzing geometric relationships develops reasoning and justification skills.
- If I join shapes, I can create new shapes.
- How do geometric models describe spatial relationships?
- How are geometric shapes and objects classified?
- Where in the real world can I find three-dimensional shapes?
- How can objects be represented and compared using geometric attributes?
- How can I put two-dimensional shapes together and take them apart to form other two-dimensional shapes?
**PK.G.A.1**Match like (**congruent**and**similar**) shapes.**PK.G.A.1**Group the shapes by attributes.- PK.CC.4: Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities to 5, then 10; connect counting of cardinality.
- PK.MD.1: Describe measurable attributes of objects.
- PK.MD.2: Directly compare 2 objects with a measurable attribute in common.
- PK.MD.3: Sort objects into self-selected and given categories
- Match similar two-dimensional shapes.
- Sort shapes by attributes
- Explain their “grouping” rule.
- Distinguish between examples and non-examples of various shapes.

**Enduring Understandings:**

**Essential Questions: **

**Standards Addressed in This Lesson:**It is critical that the Standards for Mathematical Practice are incorporated in ALL lesson activities throughout the unit as appropriate. It is not the expectation that all eight Mathematical Practice will be evident in every lesson. The Standards for Mathematical Practice make an excellent framework on which to plan your instruction. Look for the infusion of the Mathematical Practices throughout this unit.

**Lesson Topic:**Exploration of Shapes.

**Relevance/Connections:**

** Student Outcomes:**

The student will:

**Prior Knowledge Needed to Support This Learning:**

- Sorts and classifies objects by color and size
- Compares objects in shape and size
- Combines and separates shapes to make other shapes

** Method for determining student readiness for the lesson:**

All students will participate. Lesson activities can be differentiated based on students’ understanding of two-dimensional shapes.