First Grade Math Activities | Composing Shapes Worksheets

Mrs Balius
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K - 2nd
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Will you be teaching math centers and stations in the classroom, using distance learning, hybrid learning or in-class learning this year? Now, Composite Shapes Mega Math Practice 1.G.2 is adaptable to whatever learning situation in which you find yourself. Now DIGITAL for use with Google Slides™. First-grade math students need daily practice reasoning with shapes. These DIGITAL + PRINTABLE, easy-to-use first grade Mega Math Practice activities are the perfect way to practice the standard. They are great for morning work, homework in the classroom, or for distance learning.

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This standards-based unit includes practice composing shapes based on their attributes and creating new shapes. Students must be able to distinguish between defining attributes (number of side, corners, etc.) and non-defining attributes (color, size and orientation) and how they relate to the composition of those shapes. Students must also be able to draw and compose shapes with defining attributes. Are your students ready for the challenges of the 21st century? Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are at the very heart of getting our kids ready to navigate the world of today.

Teachers need to understand the ways in which students acquire the ability to define and create shapes. Developing reasoning with shapes and spatial reasoning is critical to using higher-level math.

Mega Math Practice 1.G.2 gives your students a lot of practice understanding how to compose shapes and create new shapes. Young mathematicians not only need to learn how to define, but how to create shapes based on their attributes. Students need to be able to create shapes based on their attributes and create them. This is how we encourage higher-order thinking in our young students.

Mega Math Practice can be used as independent practice for skills already taught, homework or for a class starter. These pages are NOT meant to be used until students need practice with skills that they have already been taught. They should also not take the place of using manipulatives. The use of manipulatives would also be helpful when using these practice pages. Students need many opportunities to work with shapes and their properties.

This unit is aligned with the First Grade Common Core Math Standard 1.G.2

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.

This unit includes practice with composing shapes based on attributes based on the first-grade standards. It also includes posters for common geometric solids. I use these pages during our “written math practice” rotation during math workshop/guided math time. These pages can also be used for early finishers or homework during the time that you work with individuals and small groups. There will be more MEGA MATH PRACTICE units to come aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

I have used ‘guided math’ in my classroom for over ten years. I begin my teaching block teaching/spiraling math concepts as a whole group, but most of my math block is devoted to guided practice in small groups followed by independent or small group practice, centers and intervention. I begin my math time every day with a page from my “Number of the Day” series.

I hope that you and your kids enjoy this fun resource. Check out my store for lots of fun math units including my popular Number of the Day units for grades K-Second.

Mrs Balius


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.


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