Through the study of geometry, students can explore the relationships that exist in the world around them, analyze those relationships, develop problem solving skills, and develop spatial reasoning. A clear understanding of geometry can help students gain a deep comprehension of components in their world.
This sequence of instruction provides students opportunities to explore geometry as they identify attributes of plane (2-D) and solid (3-D) figures. Throughout this sequence, students will have opportunities to sort, draw, model, compare and contrast, and trace shapes in order to make connections between 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional geometric figures. Students begin to move toward understanding basic geometric vocabulary, and to understand the precision of attributes of geometric figures.
This sequence of instruction includes formative assessments that can be used to guide instruction and summative assessments that can be used to measure learning. Differentiated options are included.
Big ideas of the instructional sequence as well as alignment to Common Core and Virginia Standards of learning are included.
• Geometry and spatial sense offer ways to visualize, interpret, and reflect on our physical world.
• Why is it important to make connections between two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures?
• How can geometric attributes allow us to describe and compare objects?