Lesson 2

Match Shapes

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to identify shapes that are the same.

Lesson Narrative

Students make connections between real world objects and flat shapes. For example, students match a plate with a circle. Students also identify shapes that are the same regardless of their size or orientation. Students may identify solid shapes as flat shapes, which is fine for this point in the year. The difference between flat and solid shapes will be investigated in a later unit.
  • Action and Expression
  • MLR7

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Identify shapes that are the same.

Student Facing

  • Let’s find shapes that are the same.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • Picture Books, Stages 1-3
    • Bingo, Stages 1 and 2
    • Shake and Spill, Stages 1 and 2

CCSS Standards

Building On


Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 25 min
Lesson Synthesis 5 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What opportunities outside of math class do you have for encouraging students to see and describe the different shapes that make up objects in the environment?

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