This is a lesson plan created by Diane Timothy to teach students how to create a collage of different shapes and colors for a second-grade elementary class. This is done digitally on the Pages app. on an iPad. This lesson allows students to learn the app as a class and then get into small groups and work and collaborate together. Eventually students will make a collage with 6 different shapes and colors.Teachers can learn how to use the app in section 2 of this lesson plan.Come join the fun!
This lesson is focused toward 2nd Grade Math - Shapes - using iPad App Keynote. It includes triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. Time frame - 2 hours - can be expanded or reduced, taught and explored over 4 or 5 short lessonsFormat - Planned for face to face - adaptable to virtual environment - Math Talk would need to be face to face or a syncronous lessoniPad App Needed: Keynote
Open Middle tasks provide opportunities for student to approach a mathematical task using different strategies and representations. They can be used as a warm-up/closing activity, as a formative assessment, or to facilitate discourse and discussion and get insite into student thinking and problem solving. These tasks provide a great opportunity for student to engage with the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
This activity gives students practice drawing straight lines with a ruler and looking for and categorizing shapes, for example, by the number of sides in polygons. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions and ideas for extension.