Lesson 15

Animal Shape Stamp Art (optional)

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to put shapes together to form larger shapes.

Lesson Narrative

This lesson is optional because it does not address any new mathematical content standards. This lesson does provide students with an opportunity to apply precursor skills of mathematical modeling. This lesson builds on previous lessons in which students found shapes in art and described the shapes and their positions. In this lesson, students create animals out of shapes using stamps. Students practice describing their art in terms of shapes, quantities of shapes, and positions of shapes. When students recognize the mathematical features of things in the real world and ask questions that arise from a presented situation, they model with mathematics (MP4).
  • Action and Expression
  • MLR7

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Put shapes together to form larger shapes.

Student Facing

  • Let’s make animals out of shapes.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Make shape stamps from strips of card stock for each group of 4. 
  • Pour paint onto plates for each group of 4.

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 20 min
Activity 2 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What language did you hear students use to describe shapes in this lesson? How has the language that students use progressed since the beginning of the unit?

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