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# Math Talks: Shapes

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First graders make sense of their math world and numbers by talking about it! This packet gives your kids ways to talk purposefully about shapes and the geometry standards for K-2. Get your students comfortable with identifying properties of shapes, recognizing shapes partitioned in halves or fourths, and using defining and non-defining attributes to tell whether or not a figure is a triangle, rectangle or square.

Visit my blog for ideas on how I used this in my classroom.

Included in this packet are slides with purposefully planned figures to get K-2 kids talking about shapes and their properties. There are 4 figures for each "talk" and 20 total talks (that's 80 figures to talk about altogether!). There are 4 planned talks for each of the following categories:
• What is a shape? (properties of shapes)
• Is it a triangle?
• Is it a rectangle?
• Is it a square?
• Which figure is divided in half/fourths? (2 talks for halves and 2 talks for fourths)

This product is available as an interactive powerpoint or pdf file. Plus, a main menu for easy navigation on each page! (Note: navigation links are only available in the PowerPoint file.)

RELATED RESOURCES:
Tricky Shapes: A Complete Geometry Packet for K-2
More Cognitively Guided Math Resources

RELATED VIDEOS:
What Is A Math Talk? (Intro & Routines)

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