2D Shapes Game: Beware of the Square

Stephanie Trapp
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  1. Your students will love these fun and engaging math games that help them learn about and create with 2D shapes. All the directions and templates you’ll need to create these five activities are included, plus ideas for how to differentiate each of them!Click on the PREVIEW to learn more! Please note:
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This 2D shapes game is sure to be a student favorite! Played like the traditional game, “Old Maid”, student take turns drawing cards and matching 2D shapes. But, beware of the square! The player left with the square at the end of the game loses. It’s the perfect game for math centers, early finishers, or indoor recess!

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Do you have students who know shape names and are ready for a challenge? Great! The game comes with four levels for differentiation to meet the needs of ALL of your students.

Four Ways to Play Beware of the Square
Easy: Match Shape to Shape (2 cards per match)
Medium: Match Shape to a Real-World Example (2 cards per match)
Medium/Hard: Match Shape to Attributes (2 cards per match)
Hard: Match Shape, Real World Example, and Attributes (3 cards per match)

Shapes covered:
• Circle
• Oval
• Triangle
• Square
• Rectangle
• Diamond
• Pentagon
• Hexagon
• Octagon
• Rhombus
• Trapezoid
• Star*
• Heart*
• Crescent*

*not used in the options naming attributes (sides & corners/vertices)

Teacher Features You'll Love
• Differentiated for all learners
• Includes options that use "corners" and "vertices"
• Laminate and reuse over and over!

Please note: This game is included in my larger 2D Shapes Games and Activities for K-1 resource. If you purchase the larger product, you DO NOT need to purchase this game separately.

Questions? Feel free to contact me through the “Q&A” tab or email me at primarythemepark@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.


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