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6. Represent Real-World Objects Using Two-Dimensional Shapes (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/G/B/5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6
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Lesson objective: Compose two-dimensional shapes by drawing them to represent real-world objects.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of two-dimensional shapes to a real life situation. Students are asked to draw a house using at least five different shapes and labeling them to showing understanding of how to compose two-dimensional shapes.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • draw shapes to model shapes in the environment.

Skills students will use:

  • prior knowledge of 2D shape attributes (Grade K, Unit 8)
  • prior knowledge of builiding 2D shapes (Grade K, Unit 11)

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 4 (Model with Mathematics) as they draw two-dimensional shapes to represent different parts of a house. 

Key vocabulary: 

  • circle
  • hexagon
  • octagon
  • oval
  • pentagon
  • rectangle
  • rhombus
  • square
  • trapezoid

Special materials needed:

  • pattern blocks (optional)