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1st Grade Unit 2 – Geometry


Unit Overview

Content Focus –

Students work to compose and decompose shapes in different ways and to sort and classify them based on attributes.  Students will work describing, identifying and comparing 2-D shapes.

Looking Back…

The geometry work in Kindergarten emphasized observing and describing shapes.  Students used informal language to describe and compare shapes, and explored the idea that shapes can be decomposed into different shapes.

Looking Forward…

Later in the 2nd grade and beyond, students will work with 2-D and 3-D shapes, continuing to develop language to describe and classify shapes based on their attributes.




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Patch Tool

Figuring in Football

Drawing Shapes

Grid Paper

Attribute Blocks

Shape Sorter

Additional Resources

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Recognize and Draw Shapes With Specified Attributes (video series with lessons and professional learning)

Young Children’s Ideas About Shapes (article)

Recognizing Shapes (video Series)