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# 10. Use positional words to describe shapes (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/CC/B/5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/G/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.B.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/MD/B/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3

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Lesson objective: Solve problems by using positional words to describe objects in our environment.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of positional words to a real-life situation. Students are asked to help with a game on their mother's cell phone by using positional words to move shapes.

Key Concept students will use:

• Use positional words to describe objects in our environment.

Skills students will use:

• Understanding of the number of shapes is the same regardless of their arrangement (Grade 2, Unit 2).

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 3 (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others) as they defend their choice of positional word to describe object location.

Key vocabulary:

• above
• below
• beside
• environment
• next to

Special materials needed:

• shape cards
• arrows with positional words recorded them (consistent use of color is also suggested to support the needs of all learners (ie. blue arrow for above)
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