Author:
Tonya
Subject:
Elementary Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Lower Elementary
Tags:
Keynote, Lesson Plan, Shapes, utah-mac-lesson
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards

Shape Hunt

Shape Hunt

Overview

Kindergarten Mathematics: Geometry K.G.2: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Students will be able to identify and describe shapes in their everyday surroundings and demonstrate this knowledge through creating a Keynote presentation.

Summary

Kindergarten Mathematics: Geometry K.G.2: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Students will be able to identify and describe shapes in their everyday surroundings and demonstrate this knowledge through creating a Keynote presentation.

  • Time frame: 45 minutes-1 hour

  • Group size: Any number of students

Background for Teachers

The following materials will be needed to teach this lesson:

  • The Number Crew: Shape Escape eMedia video

https://emedia.uen.org/kaltura/embed/0_e7kd72yg

  • Blank papers folded into 4 sections (Need 1 paper for each student)

  • Marker/whiteboard (for teacher)

  • Trench coat & glasses/mustache disguise for teacher

  • magnifying glasses (1 per student)

  • ipad or mac computers (1 per student)

  • Shape Hunt presentation template for students to edit

  • Example of Shape Hunt Keynote presentation (Shape Hunt Mrs Riggs)

Student Prior Knowledge

Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of:

  • Identifying shapes in environment
  • How to take pictures on ipad or macbook
  • How to edit presentation on Keynote and add own images

 

Student Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Students will identify shapes in the environment and use pictures to share what they found in a Keynote presentation.

Instructional Procedures

  1. Teacher will put on a trench coat and disguise himself or herself with glasses and mustache and introduce him/herself as a Detective.  

  2. Explain what detectives do: someone who investigates, solves, and observes things to figure something out.  

  3. Explain that a short video about shapes will be shown.  Students will need to observe which 4 shapes the video talks about (square, rectangle, triangle, circle) and record them on their papers.  One shape will be recorded in each section of the paper.

  4. Show Number Crew: Shape Escape video.  Have students record 4 shapes on their papers.

  5. After video, discuss the shapes the video talked about with their features.  Teacher will draw shapes and labels on board during discussion.  Students can also label shapes on their own papers.  

  6. Explain that students are going to be shape detectives and search for each shape (one at a time) throughout the classroom to help with a shape investigation.  Students will take pictures using ipads or macbooks of what they find that resembles each particular shape.  3 pictures for each shape should be taken.  Repeat for all of the shapes, clearly identifying which shape they are hunting for and allow a few minutes for students to find 3 different objects to take pictures of for each shape.  Have students pair and share with a neighbor which shapes they found after each “mini-shape hunt.”  Students can use magnifying glasses to hunt for shapes during activity if desired.  

  7. Conclusion: Teacher will share example Keynote presentation with the shapes found by him/her.  Students will upload images to the Keynote Shape Hunt Template and create a presentation of various shapes found in their environment.  (The Keynote presentation can be done on a seperate day if needed).  

 

 

Strategies for Diverse Learners

To adapt for students who may need extra scaffolding, another student can be paired with the individual to assist.  Or the teacher can simplify how many pictures are needed for each shape (find one of each shape rather than three for each shape as originally assigned).  

To challenge students further and extend the assignment, students can take more pictures of each assigned shape, or include shapes other than square, rectangle, triangle, and circle and add them onto extra slides on the template.  

Assessment Plan

Teacher will assess student learning through observation while students complete the shape hunt portion of the lesson plan.  Keynote presentations will demonstate student knowledge of shape identifcation in their environment.  See attached template for students to edit the Keynote presentation and Rubric for grading.