Sunday, November 16, 2014


1st graders have been busy exploring 2D plane shapes and 3D solid shapes.  Students worked on distinguishing shapes by defining and non defining attributes.  As part of our Math in Focus program we explored, identified and described plane and solid shapes. Students took plane and solid shapes to compose pictures.  Partners worked on using good math vocabulary to discuss how many sides, vertices, edges and faces these shapes have.

Students then took cut outs of plane shapes to compose pictures in their math journals. Students counted the different number of triangles, circle, squares and rectangles in their creative pictures.
You can even make a monkey out of shapes!

Our shape creating fun led us into a great discussion about the 2D and 3D shapes we see at school, at home and all over the world.  Our easy button is really a cylinder but has a face of a circle.  The orange tissue box is a rectangle prism with 6 faces, 12 edges, and 8 vertices!
What shapes do you see around you?

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