Lesson 11

Same Shapes

Lesson Purpose

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

Lesson Narrative

In a previous section, students identified and named shapes in the environment, including shapes in different orientations. In this lesson, students use pattern blocks to figure out which shapes are the same. Students may analyze the attributes of the shapes or may rotate the pattern blocks to determine which shapes are the same.
  • Representation
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Identify shapes that are the same, regardless of orientation or size.

Student Facing

  • Let’s figure out which shapes are the same.

Required Preparation

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from:
    • Geoblocks, Stages 1 and 2
    • Build Shapes, Stages 1 and 2
    • Pattern Blocks, Stages 1-4
    • Less, Same, More, Stages 1-4

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

In an upcoming lesson, students will put together pattern blocks to compose the same shape in more than one way. What do you notice in their work from today’s lesson that you might leverage in that future lesson?

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