1st Grade Magic of Math Lesson Plans for Shapes and Fractions

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These shapes were so helpful during our geometry unit. Giving the students hands on items to work with made the lessons so much easier!
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  1. First Grade teachers are you looking to spruce up your math block? Are you tired of digging for materials, lessons, and activities that are just mediocre? Magic of Math for First Grade is a series of math units that can be used as a stand alone curriculum OR the activities can be used to supplem
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Let's review geometry with 4 weeks of lesson plans for shapes and fractions! With hands-on 2D and 3D shapes activities, you'll be teaching kids to name, compose, and identify attributes for shapes with ease! Plus, you'll have a week of introduction to fractions resources!

The Magic Of Math Unit 4 for FIRST GRADE focuses on:

Week 1 2D Shapes: Naming Shapes, Attributes, and Sorting Shapes

Week 2: Composing 2D Shapes

Week 3: 3D Shapes: Naming Shapes, Attributes, Looking at what 2D Shapes make up the 3D Shapes

Week 4: Fractions: Halves, Fourths, Examples, NonExamples, Equal Shares and Parts

First Grade Math:

1st Grade BUNDLE: 1st Grade Magic of Math

For Other 1st Grade Units Click Below:

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit One: Place Value

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Two: Addition

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Three: Subtraction

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Four: Shapes and Fractions

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Five: Mid-Year Mix Up

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Six: Nonstandard Measurement

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Seven: Telling Time

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Eight: Graphing

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Nine: Money

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Ten: Addition and Subtraction

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Eleven: End of the Year Review

1st Grade Overview 1st Grade Magic of Math Overview and Organization

Here's what to expect from this month long unit for 1st grade:

-Daily Lesson Plans for 20 days

-Aligned with the 1st Grade Common Core and TEKS

-20 Word Problems for each day that complement the skills

-Interactive Notebook Printables and Independent Works

-Games, Activities, and Crafts to enhance learning

-Minilessons with ideas on how to teach the skills as well as materials needed

-Vocabulary Cards

-I Can Statements


-Anchor Chart and Pocket Chart Materials

Want a Closer Look? Here are some (not all!) activities included:

- Shape Toss and Talk- Identifying Shapes

- 2D Shape Layered Flapbook

- Let's Talk About Shapes Printable

- Side and Vertex Posters

- Small Shape Cards to Sort

- Shape Zone Mat: Constructing 2D Shapes

- Shape Cover Up

- Shape Coloring, Tracing, and Drawing Interactive Notebook

- The Very Hungry Panda with Shape Riddles

- Shape BINGO

- Sorting Shapes Anchor Chart

- Sorting Shapes Mat

- Shapes All Around Me Activity

- Sorting Shapes Printable

- The Scrumptious Shape Pizzeria: Students become Pizza Chefs, they create pizza slices with shape toppings

- 2D Shape Assessment

- Printable Pattern Blocks

- Large Pattern Blocks for Teacher

- Pattern Block Task Cards

- Composing Shapes Work Mat

- Composing Shapes Printable

- Fill Up the Triangle

- Pattern Block Pound It! Pattern Block Task Cards to use with shapes and playdough

- Fill Up the Hexagon

- Show What You Know: Fill Up a Hexagon and Rhombus 3 ways

- Create a Pattern Block Dinosaur

- Fill Up the Pentagon

- What Do You See? Composing different types of shapes

- The Composing Caterpillar

- Combining Shapes Interactive Notebooks

- Fill Up the Shapes Station Tasks

- Composing Shapes Assessment

- 3D shape Posters

- 3D shape work mat

- Comparing and Contrasting 3D Shapes

- I Have Who Has 2D and 3D shapes

- Solid Shapes Treasure Hunt with Pirate Hate

- Spin and Cover Solid Shapes

- Pirate Treasure 3D Shapes Sort

- Sorting 3D shapes or food in the shape of solid shapes

- I Can Color Shapes Booklet

- Posters for Face, Edge, Vertices

- Face, Edge, Vertices Work Mat

- 3D Shape Zone

- Name that Shape

- Shape Headbandz

- Shape BINGO

- 3D Shape Assessment

- Shape Towers Scoot

- Composition Artist Activity

- Posters for Examples and Nonexamples

- Equal Shares, Non Equal Shares Sort

- Searching for Equal Shares Printable

- Halves and Fourths Posters

- Partitioning Shapes Minilesson

- Partitioning Shapes Printable

- Halves/Not Halves Pocket Book

- Fourths/Not Fourths Sort and Partitioning Activity

- A Pallet of Fourths Activity and Craft

- Finding Fourths Printable

- Musical Math: Halves, Fourths, Not Equal Shares

- Split and Sort

- Fraction Assessment

What is the Magic of Math?

The Magic of Math is a series of math lesson plans and activities that can be used as your math curriculum or as a supplement to the program that you are already using. We provide daily lesson plans, word problems, mini-lesson, activities, and interactive notebook entries for four weeks at a time. If you don't have time for it all, that's okay too! You can just pick and choose the pieces that you want to incorporate into your math block!

Are these activities repeated in other units you have?

Absolutely NOT! We create all new activities for each Magic of Math unit. They are all unique to this purchase and are not copied/pasted from things we have previously made.

What is the difference between Magic of Math and other units you have?

Magic of Math is organized as daily lesson plans with everything you need rather than just activities.


It is NOT a collection of worksheets. Instead, we use games, hands-on activities, engaging mini-lessons, and interactive notebooks to build our curriculum. We do try to keep in mind the amount of prep that is involved with the lessons, but some things will need to be printed, cut, and put together to use in your classroom.

Want to know more about Magic of Math? You can find a blog post about it HERE!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.
Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.


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