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Can You Draw It? (1–5)

Stage 1: Grade 1 Shapes

Narrative

Partner A chooses a shape card and describes it to their partner. If Partner B draws the shape correctly, they keep the card. Shape cards include triangles and quadrilaterals.

Stage 2: Grade 2 Shapes

Narrative

Partner A chooses a shape card and describes it to their partner. If Partner B draws the shape correctly, they keep the card. Shape cards include triangles, quadrilaterals, and hexagons.

Stage 3: Grade 3 Shapes

Narrative

Partner A chooses a shape card and describes it to their partner. If Partner B draws the shape correctly, they keep the card. Shape cards include polygons, with a focus on quadrilaterals.

Stage 4: Area and Perimeter

Narrative

Partner A draws a rectangle and tells Partner B either the area or the perimeter of their shape. Partner B tries to draw the rectangle. They earn two points if their rectangle matches the one Partner A drew exactly and one point if it doesn’t match exactly, but matches the clue given. This game encourages students to use multiplication fluency to think about rectangles that could be more difficult for their partner to draw.

Stage 5: Grade 4 Shapes

Narrative

Partner A chooses a shape card and describes it to their partner. If Partner B draws the shape correctly, they keep the card. Shape cards include two-dimensional shapes, particularly triangles and quadrilaterals.

Stage 6: Shapes on the Coordinate Grid

Narrative

Partner A picks a card and describes it to their partner. Partner B earns two points if their rectangle matches the one Partner A described exactly and one point if it doesn’t match exactly, but matches the clue given. 

Stage 7: Grade 5 Shapes

Narrative

Partner A chooses a shape card and describes it to their partner. If Partner B draws the shape correctly, they keep the card. Shape cards include various polygons.