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Attributes and Categories of Shapes Lesson Plans - 3rd Grade

Grade Levels
3rd, Homeschool
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3 lesson plans are directly aligned to Common Core Standards for 3rd Grade Geometry.

Content includes:
-identifying attributes of 2D shapes
-categorizing shapes based on attributes
-identifying and drawing quadrilaterals

Students will explore the content in the following ways:
-using 2D shapes/pattern blocks
-playing "I Spy" shape game using the Shape Attribute List
-playing "What Shape Am I?" game
-completing a Shape Categories worksheet (key included)
-listening to a picture book about quadrilaterals
-drawing examples of shapes based on attributes in shaving cream
-creating Quadrilateral Art
-making a Polygon Mobile
-going on a Shape Category Hunt

These lessons can be used independently but are included in the 3rd Grade Geometry Unit/Shape Unit. This unit covers ALL Common Core Standards for 3rd Grade Geometry and includes a review and assessment.
Link-3rd Grade Geometry Unit/Shape Unit

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~Created by Kara Kruchinski
Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.


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