This activity asks students to use what they have learned about shape attributes and appearances to create a monster. Students roll a die to tell them what each piece of their monster will look like, and then are asked to pick the correct shape and place it on their picture. Make-A-Monster is Common Core Aligned, and is meant to be used with 2nd graders, but it could be easily adapted for grades above and below.
-Die rolling guide
-Worksheet which asks students to count up the number of shapes that were used to make their individual monster and jot it down. This is used to show understanding of shapes present in their creation.
Common Core Standards:
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.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.1: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes by playing “Make-a-Monster” and showing what shape is rolled. This includes triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.