Shapes in math

Our next unit in math will find students looking for flat and solid shapesin their world. They will begin to make connections between the wheel of a bicycle, the moon, and the top of an ice cream cone. Learning to identify flats and solids will allow them to see the relationship of the simple to the complex – a plastic triangle, an ice cream cone, a mountain’s top.

Students will also manipulate the flat and solid shapes into positions such as, “Move the rectangle shape behind the shape with three straight sides.” They will recognize the presence of the flat shapes within the solid shapes. Students will continue to work extensively with numbers to 10 and fluency with addition and subtraction to 5.

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